- 1 hour 30 minutes
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• Learn to distinguish four different periods in the Alhambra's history
• Understand how bright colors, large quantities of water, and hydraulic control were signs of wealth and power
The Alhambra is open daily from 8:30 AM till 8 PM. While there are many different entrances to the Alhambra, the tour begins at the Gate of Justice, or la Puerta de la Justicia in Spanish.
This tour is wheelchair accessible and can be experienced by travelers of all capabilities. Travelers will be required to climb a set of stairs to access the inside the Puerta de la Justicia, the inside the Palace of Charles the 5th, and the downstairs balcony with the view of the Albacin. The total length of the tour is one mile.
Blanca Espigares Rooney, an architect from the University of Seville (2003), specialising in heritage and urban studies, as well as Andalusi architecture. She has a Master’s degree in Architecture and historic heritage (2006-2007) and a PhD from the University of Granada (2015). She has worked on restoration and value enhancement projects in the Alhambra and in historic cities, which have enabled her to acquire a deep knowledge regarding their structures and main elements. Besides this, she worked as a lecturer and researcher at the University of Granada and actively participates in the city with conferences and activities about architecture, urbanism and heritage. Acuriosity about her is that she belongs to one of the families that are still living inside the Alhambra. Her father, her grandmother and her great-grandmother were all born and grew up inside the walls of the Alhambra.
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