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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

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

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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

Excellent guide, highly recommend this tour.

We had a wonderful tour of the Alhambra and Generalife with Hamdi as our guide, it was just a small group of 10, so really easy to follow all the information. The palaces and gardens are beautiful and it was a really enjoyable afternoon, Hamdi really brought the place to life and pointed out details that we would never have spotted without a guide. The guided tour really enhanced an amazing visit, the highlight of our trip to Granada. Highly recommended.

Great vehicle, friendly passengers, excellent guide, magnificent sight

Roomy 4ed, excellent driver and guide. Sampled the native produce. Beautiful sights and it snowed! :-)

Granada: 4WD Safari of the Sierra Nevada Reviewed by Katherine, 04/22/2019

Very good experience with Nono as a guide

I enjoyed being in a small group with Nono a friendly & knowledgeable guide. The company offered very good audio headphones which gave me more freedom to be in contact with Nono's commentary and still feel I could take my moments to linger and take photos. It was a good and relaxed pace

The Alhambra is spectacular - takes your breathe away

Laura was a very informative and knowledgeable guide. It was a great tour. The group was sold as small but we were 27 with 3 not showing.

Amazing, this is an absolute must if you visit Granada!

Isa was out tour guide and she was outstanding. Both the knowledge and passion were key elements and made the Alhambra tour a very special one. Without a doubt book this tour in advance!

Generalife Gardens & Alcazaba: 2.5-Hour Guided Tour Reviewed by Paulina, 04/19/2019