Plaza Nueva, Granada

Plaza Nueva, Granada: Our most recommended tours and activities

Granada: Sunset Walking Tour in Albaicín & Sacromonte

1. 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.

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

2. 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.

Granada: Albaicín, Sacromonte & Museum of Caves Walking Tour

3. Granada: Albaicín, Sacromonte & Museum of Caves Walking Tour

Visit some of the most emblematic quarters of Granada. No trip to Granada is complete without having visited the Albaicín and Sacromonte. The tour will 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 and more. You will then head to the Sacromonte Quarter, which contains more than 3,000 caves and panoramic views from hidden areas. Here you will get to know and understand gypsy culture in the Museo de las Cuevas, a place that demonstrates their history through legends and flamenco dancing. Your tour will also pass through principle Granada sites such as the Plaza Nueva, Placeta de San Gregorio and Casa Enrique Morente, all of which are prone for ideal photo opportunities.

Granada City Train 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

4. Granada City Train 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

Discover Granada at your own pace with a full-day ticket to the exclusive hop-on hop-off train. Specially designed to navigate the narrow streets of the Albaicín, the train features a panoramic roof, open deck in summer, and on board audio guides in 12 languages, available at an extra cost (with 2 special kids channels in Spanish and English). You can hop on and off at any of the stops to experience the essence of the city, from the monumental Alhambra to the atmospheric Albaicín. Explore the Realejo district, stop for a coffee in Plaza Neuva, get city views from the Mirador de San Nicolas, and much more. Get on and off the train as often as you want for as long as your ticket is valid, and discover the city's most important sites. The Alhambra Route runs during the day, while the City Center Route is an evening train that takes in Granada’s great nighttime atmosphere. Alhambra Route (Green Line): trains run every 30-45 minutes • Alhambra a. Alhambra Generalife/Taquillas b. Alhambra Palacios Nazaríes/Puerta Justícia • Cuesta Gomérez • Plaza Nueva/Office Granada City Tour • Paseo de los Tristes • Mirador de San Cristóbal/Albaicín • Monasterio de la Cartuja • Plaza de Toros • Catedral/Plaza Romanilla • Calle Alhóndiga/Recogida • Plaza Mariana Pineda/El Corte Inglés • Calle Molinos/Campo del Príncipe • Hotel Alhambra Palace/Carmen de los Mártires City Center Route (Red Line): trains run every 30-60 minutes, depending on the time of year • Plaza Nueva/Oficina Granada City Tour • Paseo de los Tristes • Mirador de San Cristóbal/Albaicín • Monasterio de la Cartuja • Plaza de Toros • Catedral/Plaza de la Romanilla • Calle Alhóndiga/Recogidas • Plaza Mariana Pineda/El Corte Inglés

Granada: Segway Tour

5. Granada: Segway Tour

Discover the city center of Granada and Albaicin on a panoramic Segway tour. Due to its special geographical location, Granada offers great routes with picturesque views. Cover a large distance with a local and experienced guide, whilst learning all about this historical city. Riding a Segway doesn't require any previous experience, and whether or not you have tried it before, you will go through the training process before the tour begins. It usually takes 10-15 minutes to get comfortable on the Segway. Following your guide, pass by Plaza Nueva, Fuente del Toro, and Paseo de los Tristes, all the way up to the hilltop settlement of Albaicin. This old neighborhood is famous for its breathtaking views overlooking both the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada mountains. Travel along narrow winding streets dating back to the city's Moorish rule and admire the Islamic architecture.

Granada: Albaicin and Sacromonte Segway Tour

6. Granada: Albaicin and Sacromonte Segway Tour

Explore Granada on a segway with a local experienced guide. Due to its geographical location, Granada offers great routes with picturesque views. The city is situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains so the streets go up and down making segway probably the most comfortable mode of transportation.  Benefit from a training session on the segway so you can get comfortable if you are a beginner. Pass by Plaza Nueva, Fuente del Toro, Paseo de los Tristes, and the old gypsy caves all the way up to Abadia del Sacromonte. The Sacromonte Abbey provides an insight into the cultural history of the city. In addition to the historical significance of the district, the hilltop location hill offers great views and photo opportunities. Wander through the narrow streets of the Albaicin neighborhood, zoom by Mosque of Granada, and take photos on one of the most famous viewpoints, San Nicholas square, where you can see the Alhambra and Generalife gardens.

Granada: 1-Hour Panoramic Segway Tour

7. Granada: 1-Hour Panoramic Segway Tour

Discover the city center and Albaicin throughout a 1-hour panoramic Segway tour, making for a great way to cover a big distance with a local and experienced guide. Due to its special geographical location, Granada offers great routes with picturesque views. The main focus of this tour is to enjoy riding your Segway, whilst learning general information about Granada. Riding a Segway doesn't require any previous experience, and whether or not you have tried it before, you will go through the training process before beginning. It usually takes 10-15 minutes to get comfortable, however you will be welcome to practice as much as you like. You will soon pass by Plaza Nueva, Fuente del Toro, and Paseo de los Tristes, all the way up to the viewpoint of Albaicin. It is located on a big hill and is famous for its breathtaking views overlooking both the Alhambra and the mountains of Sierra Nevada. Albaicin is an old neighborhood which maintains the layout of Medieval Moorish narrow streets, making it the perfect place to discover Moorish architecture.

Granada: Albayzin and Sacromonte Walking Tour

8. Granada: Albayzin and Sacromonte Walking Tour

Explore the Islamic quarter and historic Sacromonte neighborhood of Granada on a 2.5-hour walking tour. Walk between the narrow streets of the Albayzín, and admire the culture of the gypsies in the stunning caves of Sacromonte. Departing from the central Plaza Nueva, learn the history of Granada, a city which has been a hotbed of art and architecture since the 11th century. Explore Albayzín, considered one of the city’s most delightful neighborhoods. This is the part of the city where the Spanish-Muslim architecture is at its most spectacular, and the views of the Alhambra are stunning. Discover the essence of Islamic Granada along a labyrinth of narrow streets. Discover Sacromonte and admire one of the best-known gypsy neighborhoods in Spain, and see the traditional caves where people still live, surrounded by nature and the culture and art of Andalucia. Admire the views of the city from a place where art, nature and heritage are their most attractive.

Granada: Gardens of Carmenes Guided Tour

9. Granada: Gardens of Carmenes Guided Tour

Take a walking tour of the Albaicin neighborhood to discover Granada’s heritage through its architecture. Visit 3 Cármenes, typical houses famous for their beautiful design and stunning gardens. Start your experience at Carmen de los Mártires, a 19th-century house built at the foot of the Alhambra. Admire the statues in its baroque garden and see swans in the English garden’s pond. Wander through the Nasrid courtyard before continuing to Carmen de la Victoria, to see its incredible water features. Finish your tour at Casa Museo Max Moreau, to learn the artist’s history at his former home.

From Malaga and Costa Del Sol: Granada Day Trip

10. From Malaga and Costa Del Sol: Granada Day Trip

Make the most of your Costa del Sol vacation with a day trip to one of Andalusia's most emblematic cities, Granada. Get picked up from one of the convenient meeting points and dropped off in the city center to explore at your own pace. After getting picked up from your chosen meeting point in Malaga, Torremolinos, Benalmadena, or Fuengirola, begin the journey to Granada. Take in views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and stop for breakfast along the way (not included in tour price). Upon arrival in Granada, enjoy up to five hours of free time to explore the city at your own pace. You could admire the Renaissance architecture of the Cathedral of Granada or visit the Moroccan tea shops on Calle Elvira for a mint tea or lemonade. Alternatively, spend the day exploring Granada's renowned tapas bars. The streets surrounding Plaza Nueva and Calle Elvira are buzzing with traditional bars where a free tapa is served with every drink. If the Alhambra is on your bucket list, you could use your free time to visit the Nasrid Palaces and Generalife. You could also wander through the streets of the Albaicin and take in panoramic views from Mirador San Nicolas or get lost in the streets of Sacromonte, the cradle of gypsy culture, and listen to the sound of flamenco music floating down the hills. At the end of the day, meet your guide back at the meeting point and hop back on the bus for the journey back to your pickup point.

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What people are saying about Plaza Nueva, Granada

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Worth every single penny to reserve this private tour! Maria Jesus was a fantastic host! She was knowledgeable, passionate, entertaining, and totally got our humour. I plan to return with my family and would definitely request to book with Maria again. As for Alhambra, it is 100% not to be missed! One must see this spectacular palace if you are anywhere remotely close to Granada. Maria Jesus, thank you for the wonderful, personal experience as well as the perfect restaurant and drinks recommendations. You made our Granada experience!!

Amazing show! Passionate guitar player, singer & dancers! We enjoyed the smaller more intimate venue - could truly feel the intensity of the whole performance!

Incredible. The singer was amazing and female dancer was lovely. We sat right in the front and the performance was so immersive.

Small and intimate venue with beautiful singing, guitarist, and dancers!

The tour was very informative and interesting. Strongly recommended.