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Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces at Night

1. Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces at Night

No visit to Granada is complete without seeing the Alhambra, the only remaining fortress from the city’s Islamic period. Join a tour of this world-famous attraction with an experienced guide. Explore the Nasrid Palaces and many other beautiful venues scattered around the complex. Soak up the history and art of the Nasrid Kingdom. Your official guide will explain the origins and development of one of the most visited monuments in the world. Marvel at the fusion of Moorish and Christian art and culture. The architectural features and elaborate rooms will look even more striking lit up at night.

Granada: Electric Bike Rental for 4 or 8 Hours

2. Granada: Electric Bike Rental for 4 or 8 Hours

Rent an electric bike and discover Granada's neighborhoods at your own pace. Choose from a 2-hour or 4-hour rental, providing you with plenty of time to explore what appeals to you most. With your electric bike, ride up and down the hilly streets of Granada with ease. Ride to Albayzín, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and explore its narrow winding streets. Then visit Sacromonte, the charming tumbledown neighborhood that's built over caves on the hills of Valparaiso. You may also choose to visit Generalife, the Alhambra, and Granada Cathedral. It's up to you! The electric bike is yours for 2 or 4 fun hours, so you can choose what you want to see in Granada.

Granada City Train 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

3. Granada City Train 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

Discover Granada at your own pace with a full-day ticket to the exclusive hop-on hop-off train. Specially designed to navigate the narrow streets of the Albaicín, the train features a panoramic roof, open deck in summer, and on board audio guides in 12 languages, available at an extra cost (with 2 special kids channels in Spanish and English). You can hop on and off at any of the stops to experience the essence of the city, from the monumental Alhambra to the atmospheric Albaicín. Explore the Realejo district, stop for a coffee in Plaza Neuva, get city views from the Mirador de San Nicolas, and much more. Get on and off the train as often as you want for as long as your ticket is valid, and discover the city's most important sites. The Alhambra Route runs during the day, while the City Center Route is an evening train that takes in Granada’s great nighttime atmosphere. Alhambra Route (Green Line): trains run every 30-45 minutes • Alhambra a. Alhambra Generalife/Taquillas b. Alhambra Palacios Nazaríes/Puerta Justícia • Cuesta Gomérez • Plaza Nueva/Office Granada City Tour • Paseo de los Tristes • Mirador de San Cristóbal/Albaicín • Monasterio de la Cartuja • Plaza de Toros • Catedral/Plaza Romanilla • Calle Alhóndiga/Recogida • Plaza Mariana Pineda/El Corte Inglés • Calle Molinos/Campo del Príncipe • Hotel Alhambra Palace/Carmen de los Mártires City Center Route (Red Line): trains run every 30-60 minutes, depending on the time of year • Plaza Nueva/Oficina Granada City Tour • Paseo de los Tristes • Mirador de San Cristóbal/Albaicín • Monasterio de la Cartuja • Plaza de Toros • Catedral/Plaza de la Romanilla • Calle Alhóndiga/Recogidas • Plaza Mariana Pineda/El Corte Inglés

Granada: Gollizno Route & Velillos River Guided Hike

4. Granada: Gollizno Route & Velillos River Guided Hike

Depart the city center of Granada in an 8-seater combi van and arrive at the small town of Olivares, about 35 minutes away. Start the guided hike along the Velillos River and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of typical Mediterranean nature. Try to spot some of the typical species that live in the region including many birds and mountain wildlife. Cross a suspension bridge and walk through Tajos de la Hoz, an incredible natural gorge formed by the constant flow of the river. Climb a staircase that gives a fantastic panoramic view of the region. Continue in search of the ancient cave paintings, followed by some time relaxing by the fountain of La Corcuela, before finally returning to Granada.

From Granada: Beginner or Intermediate Level Rafting Trip

5. From Granada: Beginner or Intermediate Level Rafting Trip

Rafting is an active and recreational activity that consists of crossing the river bed in the opposite direction of the current on pneumatic rafts. With this fun-filled experience beginning in Granada, you can choose between two routes: The beginner route lasts 1.5 hours and is suitable for children from 6 years. This option is ideal for families and those who have never rafted but are interested in trying it out. The intermediate route lasts 3.5 hours and is suitable for children from 12 years old. This route is ideal for any type of person who is looking for an adrenaline-pumping experience on the Genil River.  You will be equipped with 5mm wetsuits, neoprene socks, life jackets, helmets, paddles, and water cameras to immortalize the experience.

Granada: Alhambra 3D Audioguide Tour For Children

6. Granada: Alhambra 3D Audioguide Tour For Children

Take your children to the Alhambra Palace in Granada and help them discover the Nasrid Dynasty via a unique 3D audioguide. Follow the story of the "Alhambra and The Red Castle" to learn the history of one of the world’s most popular monuments, and transform their visit into an interactive game that helps them learn by playing. The aim of the "Alhambra and The Red Castle" story is to find the hidden key that will save the palace before it disappears. Four special characters will accompany your child on the search, telling them the legends of the Alhambra along the way. Boabdil, last King of the Nasrid Dynasty, will take you inside the Nasrid Palaces, and tell of the battles he fought to save his kingdom. Morayma, Queen of the Moors and beloved of King Boabdil, will wait for you in the Generalife to turn your visit into a unique experience. You will meet Yusuf, from the Yaish unit of the Nasrid army. A funny character, he will guide you inside the ancient fortress of the Alcazaba, and describe how the people lived and defended their citadel. Finally, Charles V will take you on a rhyming tour of his incomplete palace, and teach many interesting facts to his little adventurers. The games and tests that your child must pass will capture their attention throughout, helping improve their grammar, writing and reading skills. They will also learn about values such as friendship, peace, and the sense of family, and get a closer understanding of Arab culture, customs and traditions.


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What people are saying about Granada

Very fun way to see Granada

The bike rental shop was very helpful in telling us where to ride and what we could see. We followed a basic map that they gave us and had the most gorgeous views of the Alhambra and the city of Granada. We got off the beaten path looking for the caves in Sacramonte, but it was still a lot of fun and we had a great adventure. They even gave us an extra battery, which I needed because I am a bit heavier than my wife and I tasked the electric motor a bit more. :-)

To see Granada (minus the Alhambra Gardens) in one day: rent an electric bike! Best way to get up those crazy hills to all the beautiful vistas and is totally safe since this city blocks many cars from driving in certain areas.

Beautiful experience. Fully functional bikes and welcoming and helpful organizers. Highly recommended. A different and fun way to visit the city

Excellent guide, excellent experience, great adventure!