Guided tour of the Albaicin from the inside : Renaissance Palaces and Cámenes

Walk through the Albaicín quarter, where you will visit the Cármenes and the Renaissance palaces and you will understand the historical evolution of the place.

What does the visit consist of?

This visit consists of a two-hour guided tour of a very specific area of the Albaicin. The itinerary is designed to show the evolution of the neighborhood and to this end we will visit the interior of some private homes.

What do we propose on this visit?

In this tour we will show you what the Carmen is, the typical house of Granada. In addition to viewpoints and private gardens.

During the visit you will learn about the urban and cultural development of the neighbourhood, also you will learn more about the coexistence of these humble houses with attached gardens next to majestic Renaissance palaces. Thus, you will experience on the one hand the life inside rich palaces overlooking the River Darro and the Alhambra, and on the other hand, the peace and harmony of hidden gardens that tried to imitate paradise.

This walk is complementary to the standard visits to the Albaicin. This visit includes spaces and places that are not usually visited in the conventional tourist circuit. Undoubtedly, a unique way to rediscover, live and travel through the magic of its interiors.

What will you visit?

The journey is between Plaza Nueva and Cuesta del Chapiz, where we will walk parallel to the Darro River and Paseo de los Tristes. While strolling, we will access palaces such as the Nazarí Capital, Los Pineda and the old Santa Inés Convent. We will also see where one of the few sheds still standing in the city is located. We will climb the tower from the Zirí period, ending at the Carmen de los Patos.

MEETING POINT  You can looking for the Pilar del Toro next to the Church of Santa Ana. In front of Plaza Nueva.
  • Friday and Saturday (hours and special availability on holidays)
  • From September to April 17.00 hours.
  • From May to July 7:00 p.m.
  • Not available during the month of August.
REQUIRED Present yourself at the meeting point at least 10 minutes in advance.
Official Tourist
Guide or Official Heritage Interpreter.
What is not specified in the INCLUDED section

To see our cancellation / modification policy, we invite you to look at our frequently asked questions page.

  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and in hot days, hat and a bottle of water.
  • The use of flash, or selfie stick is not allowed inside the palaces.
  • Medium accessibility. People with certain difficulties for movement should indicate it in the reservation to facilitate access.
  • Capacity limited to 20 people for each service.
  • Call Center Schedule: from Monday to Friday, from 09:30h-14:00h and 16:00h-18:00h.
  •  On public holidays there is no telephone service, but you can contact us at
  •  If you already have a reservation and need to contact us, there is an emergency telephone number on the voucher.
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      Eva nos hizo un tour buenísimo con mucho contenido y muy bien armado. Aprendí muchísimo y me dieron ganas de aprender sobre nuevas culturas. La guía iba a un ritmo... read more


      Seleccioné este tipo de visita con Balea después de investigar y leer varias opiniones. Aún así, siempre queda algo de incertidumbre... Siempre habíamos querido visitar la Alhambra guiados por alguien... read more

  •   Una visita estupenda. Desde el minuto 0, Eva si hizo muy cercana y nos transmitió mucha confianza y gran pasión por su trabajo. Bonita noche... read more


      Sin ningúna duda, la pasión e ilusión con la que Eva recorre y explica la Alhambra es el exito de esta visita, ella consigue que te sumergas en la Alhambra,... read more


      Una experiencia fantástica y muy bien organizada. Está adaptada para que los perros puedan descansar del paseo, beber agua y socializar entre ellos. Eva ha sido una guía estupenda que... read more

  •   Muy buena visita! Muy completa de información, dinámica y entretenida!
    Gracias Eva por tu atención!!


      Nos encantó la visita, volveremos a Granada a hacer un tour con Eva, fue muy agradable estar con ellos.


      Llevo 15 años viviendo en esta mágica ciudad, y nunca he hecho un recorrido turístico. Me recomendaron esta agencia, por su buen hacer y naturalidad. Nos hizo la ruta Eva,... read more