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!
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- Spring and fall are the most pleasant, offering warm, sunny days!
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What people are saying about Granada
Martin the tall one was our guide. He is Dutch and speaks excellent English. We appreciated this as sometimes English can be heavily accented and difficult to understand. Certainly would use this company again. Stress free operation from booking online; swift response and confirmation. Knowledgeable Guide who stuck to his itinerary and patter. Please note: if you use a guide for entry you have to remain with them as the tickets will not allow you to renter any areas after the tour is completed (3 hours). However, 3 hours is quite an intense experience with a guide. The audio system worked extremely well and there were no dud audio systems in our group - all equipment appears well prepared and in good condition. Recommend from our experience.
The small group walking tour is the absolutely perfect way to explore and learn the history of Alhambra (this was my second visit in 2 years), and Asier was the most amazing tour guide ever!!! Asier’s historical knowledge was astounding and always engaging with group, Asier’s English was perfect, the pace of the tour was perfect with stops in all the right places to take photo’s, with a pitt stop midway to refuel with food/water etc, and being a small group Asier was able to get us into the ticketed areas very quickly. I would recommend the small group walking tour over any other tour of Alhambra, and will definitely repeat again the next time I visit with my partner, I cannot praise enough about this tour :) Alison (Australia)
Our guide, Christina, was very nice and very knowledgeable. My only problem was that it was a bilingual tour, but the information given in Spanish far exceeded the English version (i understood both, but the people with me lost out as they only spoke English). I felt that the explanations in English lacked the detail and depth of the Spanish version, and thus people missed out on interesting information.
I’m wasn’t a flamenco fan - until I saw the performance at the Sacromonte caves. The dancers plied their craft with such passion, commitment and technical expertise it gave me new insights into not only the dance form but also the culture. I would recommend this performance without hesitation.
Veronica guided our group in english and french and she did it in a good pace as she gave us enough time to enjoy the various important sections of the Alhambra. I also liked the way she efficiently conducted the tour.