Nasrid Palace

By Nikita Verma

The highlight of Alhambra, the beautiful Nasrid Palace, was built for Muslim rulers. 

Its stunning architecture characterizes proportionate rooms, intricate stucco walls, stunning symmetry, vibrantly colored tiles and antique wooden ceilings. 

A walk through this majestic palace’s charming rooms and halls will take you to the era of Spanish royalty, offering a glimpse of their luxury and magnificence.

There are many places in the Nasrid Palace, like Lion’s Palace, the courtyard, Monares Place and more, that you must visit. 

How to Get to Alhambra Nasrid Palace 

Nasrid is a part of Alhambra Palace and is 2.5 km (1.5 miles) from Granada’s city center.

If you are in and around Granada City, you can hop on any of these buses:

  1. Bus No. C30 (Route map)
  2. Bus No. C32 (Route map)

These buses stop at all three entrances of the palace.

Nasrid Palace Timings 

The Nasrid Palace is open year-round for day and night visits.

From 1 April to 14 October, Nasrid Palace is open from 8:30 am to 8 pm.

From 15 October to 31 March, the Palace of Nasrid opens at 8:30 am and closes at 6 pm. 

MonthsOpening Hours
1 April to 14 October8:30 am to 8 pm
15 October to 31 March8:30 am to 6 pm

The Ticket Office opens at 8 am and closes with Alhambra Castle’s closure throughout the year.

Nasrid Palace Night Visit 

Peak Season (1 April to 14 October): Nasrid Palace opens its gates for night visitors from Tuesday to Saturday.

The visiting hours start at 10 pm and end at 11:30 pm. 

Off-Season (15 October to 31 March):  In this season, Nasrid Palace welcomes night visitors from Friday to Saturday.

You can visit from 8 pm to 9:30 pm.

Months Days Alhambra Garden Timings
1 April to 14 OctoberTuesday to Saturday10 pm to 11:30 pm
15 October to 31 MarchFriday to Saturday8 pm to 9:30 pm 

Best Time Visit Nasrid Palace 

The best time to visit Nasrid Palace is when the Alhambra Castle opens its gates at 8:30 am.

Early visits help you avoid the crowds and the scorching heat in the summer.

Early visits not only help you avoid the crowd but also the scorching heat in the summers.

If you are a photographer, late afternoon will be an ideal time to capture stunning shots with the warm glow of the sunset.

Note: Planning to explore all the parts of Alhambra Castle, it’s recommended to visit the Nasrid Place when the weather is hottest .Alcazaba and Generalife are outdoor attractions, and Nasrid is an indoor attraction that will save you from Spain’s summer heat. 

What to See at Nasrid Palaces

The Nasrid Palaces served as the residences of Granada’s monarchs.

It consists of a complex of palaces and is the most popular attraction in the Alhambra Complex.

Most of the 2.7 million tourists visiting Alhambra Castle yearly also explore the Nasrid Palaces.

The Palaces are often described as a paradise on Earth because of their luxury and extravagance. 

Don’t forget to visit these sites:

Royal PalaceMexuarOratorioGolden Room
Courtyard of the Golden RoomComares PalaceCourtyard of the ArrayanesBoat Room
Comares TowerAmbassadors HallPalace of the LionsMocarabes Room
Abencerrajes RoomRooms of Carlos VKings RoomDaraxa Gardens
Courtyard of the GateHall of the AjimecesHall of the Two SistersThe Haren

Nasrid Palace Tickets 

Alhambra Palace consists of several Palaces, and Nasrid is one of them.

Nasrid Palace’s timing and entry are restricted, so it’s important to be well informed before booking your tickets.

Due to high demand, tickets for Alhambra Castle sell out quickly, especially during peak summer months, with little daily availability (approximately 7000 tickets).

Online tickets are available one year in advance to secure your preferred date and time.

Nasrid Palace tickets give you access to Alhambra Castle and other attractions in the complex. 

You can access the Alhambra complex whenever possible if you are at the Nasrid Palace entrance within the assigned time. 

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Meet Nikita, A Prober by passion and writer by profession. On an expedition unknown to find the purpose of life.