Tour Description: This audio tour will guide you through the ornately decorated Moorish palaces and fortress where water represents life and life is remembered through legends. There is simply no better place then the Alhambra to step back in time and appreciate the art and architecture of the Islamic people who ruled Spain for hundreds of years.
Tracks on This Tour: 1)
Moorish poets described the Alhambra as "a pearl set in emeralds", an allusion to the color of its buildings and the woods around them. The palace complex was designed with the mountainous site in mind. The park (Alameda de la Alhambra), which is overgrown with wildflowers and grass in the spring, was planted by the Moors with roses, oranges and myrtles. It has a multitude of nightingales and is usually filled with the sound of running water from several fountains and cascades. In spite of its age, the Alhambra has endured and remains an atypical example of Muslim art in its final European stages. Column arcades, fountains with running water, and reflecting pools were used to make add to the aesthetic and functional complexity
Stroll at a Sultan’s pace while letting the Spanish breeze skim over the aqueducts cooling the air around you and listen as we provide history and insight that you’ll find no where else. This Unesco World Heritage site Includes the marvelously decorated emirs' palace, Palacio Generalife (the Alhambra's gardens) and dozens of courtyards. The nooks and crannies are filled with beautiful decorations and fascinating stories from the days of Alhambra's glory.
Alhambra Tour Introduction, 2)
Buying Tickets and Getting There, 3)
Who Are The Moors? 4)
Islamic Rule Of Spain, 5)
Entering The Alhambra, 6)
Charles V Palace, 7)
The Wine Gate and Square Of Cisterns, 8)
Entering The Alcazaba, 9)
The Dungeon Silo, 10)
The Watch Tower, 11)
Entering The Nasrid Palace, 12)
The Mexuar, 13)
The Golden Room and It’s Patio, 14)
The Court Of Myrtles, 15)
The Throne Room, 16)
The Hall Of Mocarabes, 17)
The Court Of Lions, 18)
The Hall Of Abencerrajes, 19)
The Hall Of Kings, 20)
The Hall Of Two Sisters & Daraxa’s Mirador, 21)
The Emperors Chambers, 22)
Patio de La Reja, 23)
Daraxa’s Garden, 24)
The Partal Gardens, 25)
The Tower Walk, 26)
The Lower Gardens of the Generalife and the Theater, 27)
The Courtyard Of The Main Canal, 28)
Patio Of The Cypresses, 29)
The Water Stairway, 30)
The Promenades Home.
Tour Length: approximately 1.5 hours recorded time / 2.5 miles walking distance
With this tour, you always have a professional tour guide ready to share the history and secrets of this ancient city. No waiting for a group to form. No having to cut short your exploration of interesting areas because the tour guide is moving on. No having to stay at points you don't care about because a tour company thinks them special. Start whenever you want. Stop when you are ready. All information has been carefully researched for accuracy.
The download comes as a compressed .zip and is designed to be used with the PDF map showing all the sights listed. We strongly recommend that you print out the map and use while listening to the sights covered. Please check that the files work to your satisfaction before going on your journey and contact us immediately if you have any problems.