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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

A great tour with a very knowledgeable and friendly guide Edu

This was a very good tour. AlHambra is a must go sightseeing if u r going to Spain. Our guide Edu was really excellent knowledgeable and friendly. The only problem we had was the audio malfunctioning many times. Edu tried his best to change it but unfortunately even the new one malfunctioned but he made sure we all heard him and were all satisfied and happy.

Skip-the-Line Group Tour of Alhambra Reviewed by Tarek, 09/17/2018

Excellent tour with a personable knowledgeable guide.

Virginia is a PhD candidate in Islamic studies, and the most qualified guide possible. She is also charming and funny. She made the whole experience thoroughly enjoyable and informative. We enjoyed the walk up from la Plaza de Santa Ana all the way through the Generalife. For those who aren’t Spanish speakers, she is clear and coherent as well.

Pablo’s keen storytelling brought magic into every corner of Alhambra

Pablo really delighted everyone on the tour with his gift of storytelling. He is able to take this encyclopedic knowledge of Alhambra and present it in such a magical and fascinating way. He even found ways to engage our children at 6 and 9 years old, with mysterious legends and tales from its history. After taking many tours over the years I believe Pablo has a real gift for sharing this history in such an enchanting way.

Alberto was an amazing tour guide with an excellent knowledge

Great tour, Alberto was an amazing tour guide with fantastic knowledge. Highly recommended!

Skip the Line: Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 09/14/2018

The tour was awesome and especially the tour cuide

We were very impressed by our tour guide, Pablo. He took us slowly through the tour (no rushing especially considering the crowds at the Alhambra). His knowledge and passion of the Alhambra was infectious. Even tough the paid tour was for three hours it went for almost four but it felt like one hour.