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
Our guide Jamie had a true passion for showing guests the beautiful country of the Sierra Nevada mountains. His excellent knowledge of plants, landscape and his general knowledge made for a very interesting and enjoyable day. We even went off road into some inaccessible terrain where the views were amazing. Jamie showed us wild herbs and lavender amongst other trees and plants. The views were amazing from the top of the snow capped mountain, and we were so glad we booked this trip. If anything it went overtime so you may not want to have any plans afterwards. You will not be sorry going on this tour.
A must see when in Spain. The history so interesting and the ingenuity around the design inspiring. The view from our accommodation also stunning.
I had no idea that this place would be so spectacular in size and beauty! Our tour guide was also very passionate about this place and it made it that much more enjoyable! Would highly recommend.
If you can get a tour with one language it would be best, but our guide (I think Emilio) did a great job with Spanish and English. So knowledgeable and friendly. So glad we booked the tour.
I thoroughly enjoyed the tour which helped me appreciate the history and beauty of the Alhambra. All this is due to our very knowledgeable guide Marina who did a absolutely fantastic job and made the tour very enjoyable and meaningful.