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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

Friendly and knowledgeable guide and great tour

Alhambra is a must touristic attraction but there are so much to learn and so many differnet areas to discover, it would've been really hard to look around if you did not have guide. I recommend guided tour for this attraction for sure and our guide was very well spoken and very knowledgeable with history. We had 15 people in our tour group which 9 of them were my family with little kids, and he was very patient throughout in such a hot day. This tour is long and lots of walking so please be prepared. Although hope all the tour guide is clear about the under 2y old ticket because when I was booking online, they did not add on

Granada: Full Alhambra Complex Guided Tour Reviewed by Soo, 07/12/2019

Information about a changed start time was very confusing.

Our tour was planned ro start at 9.00. By email 2 days before we were informed that it would be 10.00. The evening before the tour we got another mail that said: start at 9.00. By we could not get clarity. Our hotel was at 20 km distance. To be in time for 9.00 we had to leave the hotel before breakfast time. Arriving at the startingpoint we had to wait more than one hour, because the start of the tour was still at 10.00. The Alhambra is fantastic, the tour was perfect and the guide was excellent.

Convenient, well-managed, and highly informative tour of the Alhambra

We had an excellent experience touring the Alhambra with Marta. She was friendly, relaxed, extremely well-spoken, informative, and cheerfully encouraged and addressed all of our questions. My wife and I had no problem locating our guide by the Alhambra entrance, and the earphone we were each given to hear her worked beautifully. We highly recommend this tour and especially Marta.

Skip the Line: Alhambra & Generalife Guided Tour Reviewed by William K, 07/10/2019

Very complete & excellent historical background from Ruth our guide.

It was the BEST VALUE FOR MONEY TOUR with an all access pass to the 3 main elements of the Alhambra: NAZRID Palaces, Generalife Palace & gardens and the Alcazaba. Our guide, Ruth, was excellent and very consider ate if everyone in our group.

Skip-the-Line Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces Guided Tour Reviewed by Maria Teresa, 07/15/2019

It was great to have a guide through this beauty of Alhambra

We had booked the tour in Spanish but had it in Spanish/English. We felt that if the guide did not have to translate, we would have heard more of the history.