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Alhambra palace makes it easier to buy visitor tickets at short notice

Alhambra palace makes it easier to buy visitor tickets at short notice
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  • Bosses have said that 70 per cent of tickets will now be on general release

Managers of the Alhambra palace in Granada, one of Spain's most-visited historic attractions, are to make it easier to get hold of tickets. There has long been criticism that few are available to the public and are often sold out weeks in advance, instead going to tour operators who then resell at higher prices, some as much as 700 euros.

Now in a bid to help overnight citybreak tourism in Granada, the amount given out to tour operators will be scaled back and more released for sale close to the day.

Promising to increase transparency, bosses have said that 70 per cent of tickets will now be on general release; 36 per cent a year in advance, 22 per cent three months in advance and 12 per cent one month in advance.