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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

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

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

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

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

Fantastic tour with Juana from Lolitas tours

Juana from Lolitas tours is an exceptionally good and funny guide. Definitely worthwhile!!

The NHUE Concierge Tour with Marta was Wonderful

This tour surpassed our expectations. Marta was our guide and the use of a microphone and ear pieces so we could all hear her clearly at all times was wonderful. She spoke English very well and was easy to understand even though she grew up in Granada. She gave us good information throughout the tour about the history and the construction of the buildings. The weather wasn't ideal as it poured rain at one point, but that wasn't the tour's fault.

Skip the Line: Alhambra & Generalife Guided Tour Reviewed by Randy, 11/28/2018

A majestic day, such a beautiful palace and gardens.

Our guide Emilio was very friendly and knowledgeable he was happy to answer our questions. It was a magical day with so many autumnal colours against a sunny blue sky.

Granada: Full Alhambra Complex Guided Tour Reviewed by Teresa, 11/19/2018

Excellent! Guide was friendly and very knowledgeable.

Took us to the best places for amazing views! The mosque was beautiful. We went back up to the Albacin the next day. Only thing I will say is the guide referred to the Almohads as radicals - this is u true given they bought philosophy, discussions on secularism, mathematics and astronomy to Europe! The Andulas rule lasted 800 years and they achieved phenomenal high points in education - they were even the first to introduce sanitation and education and universities to Europe! This would certainly be mentioned. Apart from this, this is no doubt the best tour in Granada. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! ***** I would have paid 5 times the price!

Granada: Albaicín and Sacromonte 2.5-Hour Walking Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 11/11/2018

Long (3 hours) visit, but really worth it. Guide very knowledgable

Really enjoyed the visit although could not see 2 main palaces. Guide friendly and experienced. A bit expensive, thoudh.