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Holidays to The Alhambra, Spain

A visit to the Alhambra is an essential part of any tour of Southern Spain. To discuss the range of tours listed below, please call our travel experts who will be happy to present some options to you.

The name Alhambra comes from an Arabic root which means "red or crimson castle", perhaps due to the hue of the towers and walls that surround the entire hill of La Sabica, which is silver by starlight but by sunlight is transformed into gold. However, there is another more poetic version, evoked by the contemporary writers who speak of the construction of the Alhambra fortress "by the light of torches", the reflections of which gave the walls their particular coloration. Created originally for military purposes, the Alhambra was an "alcazaba" (fortress), an "alcázar" (palace) and a small "medina" (city), all in one. This triple character helps to explain many distinctive features of the monument.


Authentic Andalucia

Authentic Andalucia

8 days Excl. flights From
NZD $1,875.00

Explore majestic Moorish cities and the white villages of Andalucia, Spain.

  • Explore the fascinating Moorish history of white villages
  • Experience the culture in Seville and Granada
  • Visit the famous Alhambra
  • Enjoy the tranquil countryside around our converted farmhouse
Sierra Nevada & Granada

Sierra Nevada & Granada

8 days Excl. flights From
NZD $1,595.00

Stunning walks through Spain's highest sierra; from Moorish Los Berchules to beautiful Granada

  • Walk amidst forest and wild meadows
  • Discover Moorish settlements and white-washed villages
  • Enjoy Spanish hospitality and traditional cuisine at our family-run hotel
  • Explore Granada and the Alhambra Palace

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