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Think of the Alhambra as a large park which contains a number of sights. You need a ticket to go into several of the sights, but not to be in the "park". I've never experienced it, but based on the map in your link, the procession starts in the park, goes down the hill at the side of the Alhambra which connects to Plaza Nueva in central Granada (this route will be obvious when you're there), travels around central Granada, and finally processes back up the hill to the Alhambra. So it looks like you could watch the start and end in the Alhambra, but could also see it elsewhere. Have you noted the times (shown as "hora")? They might help working out what fits best with the rest of your sightseeing/supper/hotel.

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thank you! I did just receive the following response from the Alhambra contact:
Only people that belong to the church association can see the procession from inside the Alhambra with a especial card. But you can see it from outside the walls anyway.

If we arriving via train the afternoon of this, I wonder if we should stick to watching along wherever the closest route is to our hotel.

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That's interesting - I wonder how they enforce it. Anyway, the part inside the wall is quite limited. On the timetable (which you should consider indicative rather than exact), once it passes Puerta de la Justicia it is outside for the next few hours.

If I were you I'd plan to see it somewhere convenient for your hotel or at least somewhere to eat and drink whilst you wait for the procession to arrive and remember the parade takes a long time to pass any single point. The crowds, I imagine, will be big as the procession passes any particular place - and in certain places, such as pinch points like around the cathedral, it could be unbearable.

Posted by
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If you have the opportunity to do so, stop by the tourist office and ask for the schedule showing the hours of the various local sights during Holy Week. No sense showing up somewhere and finding the place closed.

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Processions move from the home of the tronas (thrones) to the Cathedral and back, usually by different routes. You can see it anywhere along the route. Note that times are always approximate. My experience (not in Granada) is that they usually take longer than the schedule suggests.

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My daughter and most of the study abroad students are heading back. My trip is cancelled of course. I’ve wondered if they would cancel. I spoke to her today. She said shops in Granada are closing. Prayers she gets home along with other students.