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
This was the perfect tour for us! It was about 2.5hrs not 3 although the amount of time was perfect for all that was included. The guide, MaDel Carmen, was very knowledgeable, friendly, spoke English fluently and gave us more than enough time to take pictures, videos and breaks. She told great stories that added to the history and overall excitement of the tour. Although it is important to know that if you purchase this ticket it does not give you entrance into ALL of the palaces, only one. You must purchase a different ticket along with this one in order to get this tour as well as entrance into all three palaces. However, we did not purchase the other ticket and was more than pleased with this tour which included the entrance into the main palace, gardens and more.
The Alhambra is a truly spectacular place. It should be on anyone’s radar. The booking process was simple, the place to pick up your tickets is close to the entrance to the grounds and the staff were very helpful in explaining the audio guides. The only thing I forgot at the end of a hot day was to take the yellow slip of paper back for sign off. Don’t lose it! And if you are from another country take your passport with you. They do spot checks on tourists at the various gates within the complex. Be awed.
Our tour guide was exceptional. For almost 4 hours, she kept us spellbound with facts about the history of Alhambra, it’s architecture and the progressive development of this amazing treasure. She was quick with answers to our questions and was a font of knowledge about what we were seeing and the significance of the various elements. I wish I could repeat it.
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.
Beatrice was extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide. Without her, we would not have learned nearly so much about the history of the Alhambra, the Palaces and the General Life. All 3 are a must if you are going to choose a tour. Muchas gracias.