- 4 hours
- La Alhambra complex
- Nasrid Palaces
- Generalife Gardens
- 4 hours with a PhD or MA-level guide
- Skip-the-line tickets to the Alhambra
- Timed entry to the Nasrid Palaces
What is a private tour?
Our private tours are limited exclusively to travelers in your party. They are designed to provide a learning experience that is completely tailored to you and your traveling companions. Private tours give you more flexibility with scheduling (you decide when the walk best fits in your trip), the ability to tailor your itinerary (we'll work to match the itinerary to the interests and dynamics of your group), and more personalized time with your guide.
Where do we meet? Where does it end?
We often meet and end near the Alhambra, though we can adjust if needed. Your confirmation email will have the exact meeting point details along with a map, and 24-hour phone number for any last-minute issues.
- Full names of each client
- Nationality & passport numbers
- Mailing address with the postal code (hotel name will do)
What if it’s raining?
Tours operate rain or shine, but in the case of inclement weather, your expert will modify the tour so more time is spent indoors. It never hurts to be prepared; we encourage keeping an eye on the weather and bringing along an umbrella, sunscreen, water, or a hat as needed.
Is this suitable for children and / or travelers with mobility challenges?
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.
Manu is master architect by the University of Granada and master in historical construction technology by the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Born in a small town of La Mancha region, by 2008 he moved to Granada to study the architecture degree, where he also managed an urban photography course and worked as editor of an international arts and architecture magazine. After finishing in 2015 he did an overseas university program in the Yokohama National University in Japan. In 2016 he worked as architect in the architecture office of the University of Castilla La Mancha, doing several projects in cities as Toledo, Cuenca, Albacete and Ciudad Real until 2018. During this period he did a master course in historical construction technology in Madrid with a final thesis based on the islamic decorative technique of the "mocárabes". In May of 2018 he got his official guiding licence and stablished his own architecture studio, working since then in the andalusian territory as architect and guide. During 2020 he did several courses and got a master degree in teaching by the University of Granada. He loves flamenco, traditional gastronomy, literature, history, writing essays and traditional spanish carpentry.
Marina González-Lamuño studied Art History at the University of Granada and her area of interest is in the intersection of traditional artistic techniques and building methods and how to conserve historic structures. She combined her university studies with two years of practical training in Masonry for Heritage Conservation, finishing both degrees in 2004. Afterward, she continued her studies in Roman/Byzantine mosaic production and restoration at Scuola del Mosaico in Ravenna, Italy. When she returned to Spain, she pursued a postgraduate degree in Architecture and Historic Heritage (2008). While undertaking her studies, she trained as a Restoration Assistant in order to work in Commercial Archaeology, not only in Spain but also in the UK. Marina is passionate about continuous learning: as a fellow of the European Leonardo Da Vinci Programme she was a Trainee in Paper and Photography Restoration in 2013; she has done several courses focusing on more specific fields as Conservation-Restoration in archaeological sites and Archaeology of Architecture. Also interested in knowing and practicing all kinds of crafts, she's now focussed on studying Ceramics, while preparing to become a Museum Curator.