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Top 7 things to do 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.

Granada Cathedral

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.

Palace of Charles V

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.

Mirador de San Nicolas

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!

Park Federico Garca Lorca Park

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!

Planning Your Granada Visit

How many days to spend in Granada?

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!

Book tickets to The Alhambra in advance

You should buy tickets in advance to save waiting time and to guarantee entry, as spots are limited and sell out throughout the year!

Good to know

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    UTC (+01:00)
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  • Best time to visit
    Spring and fall are the most pleasant, offering warm, sunny days!

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What people are saying about Granada

This guided tour was marvelous, so it is very recommendable

Alhambra is so huge and has many sectors. The weather was so hot and I only had few hours to visit there. I needed a guide who knows well to show me the places which sould never been skipped. The guide, Edward gave great explanation about many places, buildings, flowers, and also trees. It was an enchanting experience to look around Alhambra and Generalife. Special thanks to Edward.

Skip the Line: Alhambra & Generalife Guided Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 07/17/2018

Jus was amazing and full of local & global knowledge

Amazing experience and Jus was exceptionally knowledgeable and people’s person. Congratulations.

Irene was excellent and we loved her enthusiasm.

Irene took us on a very informative tour of the Alhambra. She was articulate, spoke English well and she had a passion for Granada which made the tour captivating. Thanks Irene.

Our guide told us the stories of the Alhambra palaces....

Great experience .... we leant a lot and it has sparked our interest to learn more !

Excellent and entertaining guide with a true enthusiasm for the histor

Sabine Navarro was an excellent and entertaining guide with a true enthusiasm for the history of Alhambra. We came away with a greater appreciation for the beauty and complex history of the site. We were each provided with a wireless earpiece that made it easy to hear our guide throughout the three hour tour.