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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.

Alhambra

Alhambra

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?

Generalife

Generalife

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.

Albaicin

Albaicin

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

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

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

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

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

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +34
  • 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

Exceptional fun in the pristine mountain air. Breathe in and relax!

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.

Granada: 4WD Safari of the Sierra Nevada Reviewed by Peter, 05/21/2019

The Alhambra tour was excellent and our guide very knowledgeable.

A must see when in Spain. The history so interesting and the ingenuity around the design inspiring. The view from our accommodation also stunning.

Skip the Line: Alhambra & Generalife Guided Tour Reviewed by Chris, 05/21/2019

Fantastic place to see with an even better tour guide

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.

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour, as did my 2 friends.

The guide was great and being local and having visited since a boy, brought so much to the alhambra story. He has a really nice voice and tone. We all agreed, excellent evening. A privilege being in the Palaces with way fewer people.

Alhambra: Nasrid Palaces Exclusive after Hours Tour Reviewed by Anonymous, 05/20/2019

Guide was great! Beautiful and such an interesting tour.

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.

Granada: Full Alhambra Complex Guided Tour Reviewed by Ruth, 05/19/2019