The great Mosque and the Alhambra, by moonlight
View of the Mosque of Cordoba at night
Nocturnal visit to the Alhambra. Granada
Pepe Marín. Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife
Court of the Myrtles by night. The Alhambra Palace, Granada
Alberto Caballero. Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife.
Generalife by night. The Alhambra Palace, Granada
Discovering monuments such as the Alhambra in Granada and the great Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba is always a pleasure. But if the visit takes place by night the experience is even more special. This is one of the options available to you when you choose to visit the region of Andalusia in southern Spain.
Both of these UNESCO World Heritage sites offer the chance to enjoy an unusual visit by night.
The Great Mosque of Cordoba offers night-time tours for groups of around 100 people, beginning in the Orange Tree Courtyard with a video explaining the history of the monument and the city. Visitors are then taken around the rooms in the Mosque, and are shown a sound and light show.You can also put on headphones and listen to an audio guide with all the details of the Mosque, available in several languages: This is a delightful way to observe the great halls of columns and bi-coloured arches, and to find out all about the different forms of worship which this monument has seen throughout the centuries. The visit lasts approximately one hour, and you are guaranteed to feel privileged indeed as you stroll around the interior of this monument, opened exclusively for your group.Find more information here.
The Alhambra in Granada offers two evening tours of the site: the Nasrid Palaces, or the Generalife Gardens and Palace. Both are separate and mutually incompatible as they take place at the same time. These tours are a wonderful opportunity see these sites fully illuminated, and to take a more intimate look at one of Spain's loveliest architectural treasures.
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