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Alhambra, Granada Spain

Does anyone know if there is a place to eat inside the Alhambra/grounds (ie: without leaving the area you need a ticket to get into). Thanks

Posted by
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Yes. Mostly snack shops but I think you have access to the dining room in the hotel that is on the grounds.

Posted by
3571 posts

There are snacks available in the shops, the nice restaurant in the hotel that takes a long time for service, and right by the look out, a kiosks selling beer, wine and their small sandwiches and Spanish tortilla. Good prices. You can leave and return. There was a restaurant across the road, bot sort of halfway between the 2 entrances.
Grounds are extensive. I suggest a large meal before arrival orat least granola bars and adequate water.

Posted by
2928 posts

You don’t need a ticket to get onto the Alhambra complex, it is open to everybody. The ticket is for entry into Nasrid Palace and the gardens (if anybody is checking for the garden). There is the Parador (hotel) right at the complex but I don’t know if non-guests can eat there. You could send it an email and ask (granada@parador.es). There is also Hotel America just before the parador that does offer lunch or sandwiches in a cute tree branch covered patio area. Just outside the Palacio de Carlos V and by the public rest room there is a snack bar. Not sure what it sells. Halfway up the hill from the car parking lot is Restaurante Jardines Alberto on Paseo de la Sabica. There are probably others along that same street.

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11905 posts

We had lunch on the patio at Hotel America when we were there 10 years ago and it was very nice. I just sent them a message to ask if they will be serving non-guests there this summer.

We also had a light supper at the parador nearby. We ate outside, which is more casual and less expensive than the fancy dining room. It was OK, but we enjoyed our Hotel America lunch more.

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661 posts

The little cafe/ restaurant under a tree canopy at the Hotel America was perfect after a long morning on my feet. They served the best tortilla and refreshing sangria that I ate on my trip in 2015. Hopefully they will be open and serving by the time you visit the Alhambra.

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11905 posts

LInda, I think tortilla is what I had there too, on a plate with a nice side salad.

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552 posts

I know you must mean, is there a place in the Alhambra complex that sells food, like a cafe or restaurant. I actually would be interested in whether the staff will let me keep food hidden in a small drawstring backpack and then sneak-in eating some of it near a men's room, or other safe outdoor place where I can brush my teeth and rinse my mouth. I bought a ticket to the Alhambra for October. I guess if the travel ban for American Tourists is not lifted by then, I will just loose the 14.90 Euro ticket price.