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Day Trip to Granada from Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín

1. Day Trip to Granada from Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín

Depart Seville and journey to the city of Granada to take a tour of the historic Alhambra, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural importance and architectural beauty. Benefit from the services of an official tour guide and expert interpreter of the heritage of the city and fortress, built for the Nasrid emirs who ruled Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. Marvel at the fortifications of the Alcazaba (citadel), built to protect the city's post-Roman districts, including the Moorish suburb of "El Albayzín." Admire the beauty of the Nasrid Palaces and Generalife, the summer pleasure gardens of the Emir. Next, drive to the center of Granada for lunch (own expense). Then, take a guided walk of the UNESCO-protected Albaicín district where the winding streets are reflective of its Medieval Moorish past. Stroll past whitewashed houses and encounter age-old churches and flower-filled balconies. Stop to take in the spectacular panoramas over the Alhambra fortress perched on its hill.  Return to Seville at the end of your historical adventure, and get dropped off at your original starting point.

Granada: Albaicin & Sacromonte Guided Walking Tour

2. Granada: Albaicin & Sacromonte Guided Walking Tour

Travel through the centuries on this 2.5-hour walking tour of the most charismatic quarters of Granada: Albaicin and Sacromonte. Learn the history, legends and local culture, guided by an official tour guide. Visit the remains of the glorious dynasties that ruled the last Muslim kingdom of the Iberian Peninsula. Walls, gates, palaces and mosques await you. Starting from the city center, you'll wander the narrow alleys of the Albaicin – the Moorish quarter. Be amazed by the white houses and the flowered balconies. Continue into the Sacromonte, the "flamenco" quarter of Granada. Learn why people live in caves dug into the mountains here, and why Gypsies chose this place centuries ago as their settlement.

Granada: Sunset Walking Tour in Albaicín & Sacromonte

3. Granada: Sunset Walking Tour in Albaicín & Sacromonte

No trip to Granada is complete without having visited the Albaicín and Sacromonte. Choose from a private or shared tour and visit some of the most emblematic quarters of Granada. Pass through Albaicín, protected as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1994. Also known as the old Muslim Quarter, it contains labyrinthine streets through which you will discover the fascinating world of Al-Andalus, and enjoy the famous landscape of Granada from San Nicolás' viewpoint. Next on your journey, head to the Sacromonte Quarter, which contains more than 3,000 caves and panoramic views from hidden areas. While you are here, make sure to take the best pictures of Granada from this amazing valley. On your tour, you will also pass through significant sites of Granda, such as the Plaza Nueva, Placeta de San Gregorio, and Casa Enrique Morente, all of which are perfectly suited for snapping some stunning photos to show your friends and family.

Sierra Nevada Trip from Granada

4. Sierra Nevada Trip from Granada

Explore one of the most recognized sites in the Sierra Nevada National Park. Nicknamed the Sister of the Alps and the Himalayas, this region is unique for the murmur of streams, legendary lagoons, the myriad of waterfalls snow tunnels, and high mountain meadows.  This tour will expose the secrets of the region to you, as a guide will divulge details and show highlights. Even in high summer months, you will be able to touch snow or fill your lungs with the freshest air.  Touring at more than 2,600 meters above altitude, the ecosystem vastly differs from any other. The refreshing experience reveals forests from legend and landscapes from cinema. In summer it is no less impressive since you will expore Veleta, the second-highest peak in the Iberian Peninsula.

Alpujarra Experience: Historical Mountain Villages

5. Alpujarra Experience: Historical Mountain Villages

Discover one of Europe's richest botanical enclaves, through picturesque villages and a breathtaking mountain landscape. La Alpujarra is an extensive valley running across the southern foothills of the Sierra Nevada and the mountains of the Contraviesa Lújar, the Mediterranean coast and the Sierra de Gador. White buildings pepper the rugged terrain, matching the snow-capped peaks down amid the lush foliage. The first stop is the 19th-century town of Lanjarón, where you'll follow the flowing waters to Orgiva, the crossroads of the region and capital of La Alpujarra. From here continue through the magical towns of Caratuñas, Pampaneira, Pitres and Trevélez, the highest village in Spain, famous for its exquisite Iberian hams. Then, drive into the heart of the charming and picturesque villages of Bubion and Capileira, where you'll enjoy breathtaking views and a traditional lunch if you choose this option.

Granada: Alhambra and Generalife Tour

6. Granada: Alhambra and Generalife Tour

Journey back to the days of the Moors in Spain on a walking tour of Granada, and see the city’s two most iconic monuments in one of its most historic neighborhoods. Learn the history of the palatial city and Royal House, and why it was declared a National Monument in 1870. Enter the vast complex of the Alhambra and hear about its great influence and importance in the history of Spain. Get essential information about the architectural styles at the Alhambra, including the beautiful Gate of Pomegranates. See the monument to Washington Irving, who lived in the palace when he wrote Tales of the Alhambra. Walk past the Pillar of Charles V fountain, erected in 1554 along the route that leads to the main entrance of the Alhambra. Admire the diverse architectural styles inside the grounds of the palace, such as the Islamic motifs of the courtyards and the fountains and water features of the Generalife. The Generalife (Architect's Garden) was the summer palace of the Nasrid Emirs, and is one of the oldest surviving gardens of the Moors. Admire the Jardím de la Sultana (Courtyard of the Cypress) and Patio de la Acequia (Court of the Water Channel) with its long pool framed by flowerbeds, fountains, colonnades and pavilions. Discover an exquisite example of the medieval Persian gardens of Al-Andalus.

Granada: Walking Food Tour

7. Granada: Walking Food Tour

Discover the local ham, wines, and typical dishes of Granada on a 3.5-hour walking tour. Learn about the most traditional foods produced in Granada province with your knowledgeable foodie guide. Hear about Sephardic, Berber, Nasrid, and even Roman influences in Granada’s cuisine. Learn how ham is cured in the Alpujarra mountain villages, and dried with the fresh Sierra Nevada air. Taste different hams, Serrano from Granada, and the prestigious Iberian ham produced in Andalusia. Taste some of the local drinks such as Tinto de Verano and wines produced in the local Granada region. See one of the oldest taverns in Granada and soak up the atmosphere of the city through its cuisine. Sample local recipes at the Chikito restaurant, where local artists, writers, and poets met in the early 1900s.

Alhambra: Select Group Fast-Track Tour

8. Alhambra: Select Group Fast-Track Tour

The Alhambra is the most important and captivating monument of Muslim Spain and one of the most visited attractions in the country. This historic site brims with the wonderful heritage of the Nasrid dynasty, which you can uncover as you explore the Alcazaba, the Palace of Comares, and the Generalife Gardens. Take this opportunity to visit the palaces of the Alhambra in 3 hours, accompanied by an official guide who will explain to you all the secrets, stories, legends and artistic details of the site. Admire the impressive Moorish architecture of the Nasrid Palaces and discover how the sultans lived during the height of their reign. Avoid queuing up outside thanks to your fast-track entrance ticket and you'll be sure to enjoy the journey throughout this breathtaking monument. Your tour will take place in small groups of up to 10 people, making for a more personable and relaxing experience.

From Granada: Caminito Del Rey Day Trip

9. From Granada: Caminito Del Rey Day Trip

Take this journey as a group guided by a local expert and discover your beautiful surroundings. Gaze at some of the best views in the whole of Andalusia. The memories of the landscape and breathtaking scenery will be your favorite souvenirs from your trip.  Walk on a safely constructed path at a height of 330 feet (100 meters) and take in the views of the Chorro reservoirs. Experience the amazing views from a safe point as you walk the 5 kilometers surrounded by nature.  Enjoy one of the most beautiful spots Andalusia's with a local guide and travel comfortably from Granada in a private vehicle. This walk is very famous for its spectacular passage between mountains and bridges and is ideal for walkers and nature lovers alike. 

Granada: City Center, Cathedral, Capilla, and Madraza Tour

10. Granada: City Center, Cathedral, Capilla, and Madraza Tour

You will start in Plaza Nueva, admiring one of the constructions that changed the physiognomy of the city the most. You will also astonish yourself with the Real Chancillería, which was the highest court of appeal of the Corona de Castilla. Follow that, admire the Plaza Nueva, the church of Santa Ana, and the Pilar del Toro, each of them being a part of one of the most important places of today’s Granada. You will walk down the Darro riverbed to see the old Al-Funduq (Corral del Carbón), one of the few Muslim buildings of commercial use that are still preserved. Following that, stroll through its streets, visiting the old silk market where thousands of stalls will intoxicate your senses with their colors and smells. Later on you will visit the Madraza, founded by Yusuf I in 1349. You will then proceed to enter inside the Capilla Real, where the Reyes Católicos chose to be buried in order to leave a permanent reminder of the hard work they had to do to win this city back. Towards the latter end of your tour you will visit the cathedral, which began to be built by Emperor Charles V.

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What people are saying about Granada, Spain

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4.4 / 5

based on 3,115 reviews

The guide was excellent with sharing the history of the neighborhoods and we saw several viewpoints of the city. At the end a very helpful list of restaurant and bar recommendations was given that helped me to enjoy the city more with food and authentic atmospheres.

Great trip - packed a lot in a long day! The Alhambra tour was terrific - Carlos Fuentes was an excellent guide for our group. And Petra was a great overall guide.

We had a lovely walk through the different areas. The guide was informative, friendly and interactive. Highly recommend this tour!

This was an excellent tour with proper sit down meals. Very enjoyable tour with a very knowledgeable guide.

Great guide and small group, so good interaction and a lost of interesting learning.