Rising above the modern lower town, the Alhambra and the Albaycín, situated on two adjacent hills, form the medieval part of Granada. With palaces and gardens to explore and towers to climb this can be a fascinating place for kids to while away a few hours. Children under 12 can enter for free. The key is to take the whole experience at their speed and don’t expect to cover everything.
Recommended by Sophie Russell-Ross
Contact Details: C/Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada / +34 958 027 971 / www.alhambra-patronato.es
You can help to bring it to life for them by genning up on some of the history together before you go. It is surprising how much more interesting a place becomes if you can imagine notorious characters of the past living there. Did you know that Catherine of Aragon was brought up in the Alhambra until she went to England where she eventually married Henry VIII? (Sophie Russell-Ross)
Sophie Russell-Ross, freelance writer and founder of the GranadaSpain site, has written here about taking her children to visit Alhambra: http://www.granadaspain.co.uk/take-your-kids-to-the-alhambra/