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Top attractions in Granada

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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

Wonderful but tour was too quick to fully take it all in.

The Alhambra and Palaces were absolutely stunning and well-worth the visit! The architecture was breathtaking and the gardens were spectacular. Our guide was informative and spoke perfect English, interspersed with rapid Spanish, which did make it a little hard to follow at times. The three-hour tour also moved quite quickly meaning there was little time to fully appreciate the splendour of what you were seeing before we had moved on. As the audio headsets only worked within a certain distance of the tour guide himself, one had to move quickly in order not to miss something, or lose him! Unfortunately this meant we did not get to spend as much time in the palaces as we would have liked and, when we tried to return later in the day, the queues were too long and we gave up. Finally, it wasn't very clearly signposted which entrance we were required to meet at and, as they are about a 15 minute walk apart up and down hills, we very nearly missed our tour as we were at the wrong entrance

An excellent way to see this famous site

We took this tour in July 2019. The Alhambra is exceptionally busy and this tour meant that we were guaranteed entrance at a time which suited us (10:30 am). What you get is much more than just "skipping the queue". The administration is very good, including a message on the day before the tour to confirm that all is still as arranged. It was easy to meet the guide at the Alhambra entrance, just where we were told to meet. We were fortunate in having a very good guide (Juan). Obviously, in the Alhambra you need to keep moving and for the most important points, you need to be there at a fixed time. Nevertheless, Juan gave the impression that we could proceed at a leisurely pace and take plenty of time for photographs and simply to enjoy the experience. Juan's time management was wonderful. His commentary was just what we needed; he seemed to judge his audience quickly and to strike just the right note. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and recommend it without hesitation.

Esther is an excellent and knowledgeable guide. The tour was fantastic

We booked this tour with Esther before arriving in Granada. It was well worth it. Esther was able to tell us so much about the Alhambra. It made the visit a really enjoyable experience. We were not rushed, and were able to take our time to appreciate the incredible beauty and serenity of this truly amazing place. Esther was friendly, and made us feel at ease. We thoroughly recommend using this company if you want to have a relaxing, informative and enjoyable visit to the Alhambra.

Alba was great, however the Alhambra is way too crowded!

Albas guidance was nice and informative. However, too many tickets are sold every day for visitors to explore the beautiful Alhambra. That causes a rush through a crowd and there is no time nor space to enjoy the beauty of the place. I recommend to go to the Alhambra EARLY in the morning (7:00 am) and to use an audio guide instead of a guided tour. That gives at least the possibility to visit the monument in your own pace.

Fantastic trip to the Sierra Nevada with Ernest a great guide

Lovely informative and fun tour. Ernest our tour guide Stopped and pointed out things of interest along the way and ensured that everyone was comfortable. The views are outstanding and worth a visit.

Granada: 4WD Safari of the Sierra Nevada Reviewed by Caroline, 08/18/2019