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!
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+34
- Best time to visitSpring and fall are the most pleasant, offering warm, sunny days!
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What people are saying about Granada
GrupoXplorer were faultlless. The driver to pick us up from our hotel phoned the hotel to advise he'd been delayed in traffic. When he arrived he was very courteous and friendly. Our guide for the tour could not be faulted. He spent as much time in English as in Spanish and his knowledge and enthusiasm were remarkable! After the tour we were delivered back to our hotel, again by the same friendly driver. 5 stars out of 5!!!
We really enjoyed our tour with Edu and would recommend him as a guide. He is clearly very knowledgable and interested in the topic.
Great experience. The Alhambra would have been utterly overwhelming and we would have missed a lot without the guide. Highly recommend.
Very personable guide who shared his enthusiasm for the culture and architecture in a charming way. Perfect French skills, we are very pleased indeed.
I booked this about two weeks before going to Granada, after discovering all the day tickets had been sold. However, with hindsight, I should have booked this guided tour anyway. Alhambra is huge, and a maze of gardens and palaces. Our group only consisted of 20 people (Trust me, that's a small group!). The NHUE organiser and Manuel the guide met us outside the main ticket office, and clearly explained the plan for the day. Manuel, who spoke excellent English, took us in. We had a very enjoyable and comprehensive tour of the Generallife and Alhambra sites over almost 4 hours. It would have been impossible to cover so much ground without a guide. He explained the history, architecture and purpose of each site, and was open and helpful to all sorts of questions . We passed ticket barriers and security without any delay, circumventing the queues and moving on. Simply, he turned what would have been a confusing visit into something very memorable. Excellent value and recommended.