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Alhambra and Generalife

Access routes to the monumental complex of the Alhambra and the Generalife by car.

Alhambra and Generalife


Getting to

Monumental complex of the Alhambra and Generalife have restrictions to private traffic, although there some access to it that doesn´t get in to the city and allows to park beside the main entrance building to the complex.

In the following map you have the recommended itinerary to get to the Alhambra for visitors using their private vehicle arriving from A-44 (Motorway Bailén - Motril). Access is through Ronda Sur (A-395) through Santa Maria de la Alhambra Avenue.

Access to the Alhambra

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Parking

Access to Parking del Generalife from Highway.


Alhambra and Generalife

In traffic and mobility terms, the Alhambra and its enviroment are specially protected because it is World Heritage. The access by car always will be taking the Motorway (A-44) - Ronda Sur (A-395) - Santa María de la Alhambra Avenue – Alhambra Public Parking.

You can not get to the Alhambra by car if you are in the city center. Cuesta de Gomérez is closed to traffic before the entrance to the Alhambra Forest, you can only get on foot.

Suggestions

Before you get into the city center with your car:

  • Check your itinerary to your destination before using the car.
  • Check if you have to get through some access control point or bus lanes controlled by bollards or camera. If yes, ask if you can get through it or how to get an authorization.
  • Update the maps of your GPS navigator.
  • Get informed about your parking possibilities: on surface (a very limited parking places) or a public parking.
  • If you need more info, you can email us to cgim@movilidadgranada.com.

Map


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Access by bus

The best thing to do, if you are using prívate vehicle , is to park in the Alhambra Public Parking and get to the complex on foot.

If you are in the city and does not want to use your private vehicle, you can get through Cuesta de Gomerez from Plaza Nueva on foot or using public transport. Minibuses line C3 connects the city center (Isabel la Católica square) with the Alhambra, and lines C4 and C7 as well (it reach Municipal Cemetery, only a few meters distance from the Alhambra, from Isabel la Católica or Acera del Darro/Exhibition Centre).

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