Top attractions in Granada
At the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains lies the exquisite city of Granada. If you’re planning a trip and wondering what to see in the city, here are some ideas to help you catch the top attractions.
The Alhambra Palace and fortress is a prime sight to see and tour when in Granada. Steeped in rich history and visually breathtaking, what’s not to like?
The stunning gardens surrounding the Palacio de Generalife make it one of the city’s top attractions. If you really want to experience the space, tours are avaliable.
A world heritage site of meandering medieval Moorish streets make Albaicin a perfect sightseeing spot and really give a flavor of the history of the region.
Also called the Cathedral of the Incarnation, with impressive architecture both inside and out, this is one site you do not want to miss when you visit the city.
The Palace of Charles V was once ruled by the eponymous Roman Emperor. And a visit to the impressive circular patio is one of the most popular things to do in the city.
For [panoramic views of the Alhambra and Sierra Nevada, Mirador de San Nicolas is the spot to visit. Being a popular tourist attraction, there's always a great atmosphere, especially at sunset!
After all that city sightseeing, you might be looking for a spot to relax. And this park, established in memory of the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, is perfect!
With so much to see and do, a two-night minimum is recommended, but if you stay for three nights you'll see the sights without becoming too exhausted!
You should buy tickets in advance to save waiting time and to guarantee entry, as spots are limited and sell out throughout the year!
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- Spring and fall are the most pleasant, offering warm, sunny days!
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What people are saying about Granada
The guide of my tour was fantastic. Our guide was telling in Spanish and English and because of this the members of the group had enough time to see all the details of the Alhambra and to make a lot of pictures. Especially our guide was very well prepared and she knew a lot of interesting stories and background information to tell. It was never boring! I never had a better guide in any tours I experienced in my life! She really made the difference and made the tour enjoyable. She was also very interactive and involved all members of my group!
I would recommend a guided tour of Alhambra to fully understand the history of the different buildings and get the most out of the visit. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered every question thoroughly. We would have preferred more time at Alhambra instead of going into Granada, but otherwise the day was very well organised. The bus journey was also very comfortable with one stop each way for refreshments.
Tour bus and guide was good. The palace grounds are huge. Be prepared to walk three hours non-stop to see the various sections and gardens. There are a lot steps to ascent and descent to see different levels of the grounds and palace sections. Save your energy to the last section where the sultan’s living quarters are. That makes it worth it. !
The tour was conducted at an easy pace, thus providing time for individual questions, which the tour guide, Sabrina Navarro, always readily answered. Although I am not a fan of organised tours her knowledge, easy going style and sense of humour ensured that the three hour tour seemed to pass in a moment
A well paced and managed tour through the complex sight with such interesting history. The movement of tourists through the complex is well managed. It was good to cover the three section. We were glad we’d organised transport to and from the site as well as it allowed us to enjoy to full tour.