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!
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+34
- Best time to visitSpring and fall are the most pleasant, offering warm, sunny days!
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What people are saying about Granada
Very interesting tour, well organized and led by an excellent guide, whose name - unfortunately - I don’t remember. I do remember, though, that she guided the visit in two languages, and her English was very good. Whatever I shall say about the Alhambra complex will never suffice to describe its beauty. My wife and I were really impressed by its architecture, the gardens, the water works, the artwork, everything. It was definitely something we would not want to miss. Highly recommended, and absolutely worth a visit to Granada.
Very positive experience overall. Our tour guide, Alberto, was fantastic and effectively used his storytelling to enhance our understanding of the Alhambra history. Alberto was VERY informative and had a great sense of humor!! Highly recommend this tour.
We found our guide Edu to be exceptionally knowledgeable, he was interesting and entertaining. He told us the highlights of what we saw, spoke perfect English, he was easy to understand and very informative.
This was perfect for my trip with my parents. You get inside the walls and can walk through the Alcazaba which gives some great views overlooking the entire city. You have access to the gardens which are very nice to walk through. No Nasrid Palace, which honestly we were ok with. Still spent 3 hours walking around, and honestly, we were happy not to walk through the entire palace. A good option.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Alhambra which was made more fantastic by our tour guide"s, Edu"s help. Highly recommend. His English was good. The use of headphones greatly improves the ability to hear crucial information in a busy setting.