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

1. 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

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Granada: Private UNESCO-Heritage Albaicin Walking Tour

2. Granada: Private UNESCO-Heritage Albaicin Walking Tour

Take an unforgettable walk through the knotted streets of the oldest city quarter of Granada, Albaicin. Feel the spirit of the past and find out about the medieval Moorish influence in the local architecture, cuisine, and culture. The Albaicin quarter was inhabited by the peasants of the last Moorish kingdom in western Europe. Learn about their strict daily routine of trade, hygiene, praying, and education, and the high level of development all of these aspects achieved during your tour. After meeting with your tour guide, your tour will begin by exploring Plaza de San Nicolas. This most popular look-out point of the city offers splendid views over the biggest tourist attraction of the city, the Alhambra. After spending 10 minutes taking in this captivating view, your tour will move on. The second site visited on your tour will be Dar al-Horra. This 14th-century Moorish palace is a hidden gem of your tour, and you will be given 25 minutes to explore its features. You will then stop at El Banuelo, which is one of the oldest monuments in the entire city, and was formerly a bathhouse. Following this, you will advance towards Alcaiceria, which is a medieval Moorish market place. Following the market place, stop off at Corral del Carbon, which is a 14th-century hotel. Towards the end of your tour, you will visit Casa de Zafra, which is a charismatic 14th-century Moorish house. After spending 25 minutes at this location, you will travel to the city center which will mark the conclusion of your tour.

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Granada: Albaicin and Sacromonte Sightseeing Tour

3. Granada: Albaicin and Sacromonte Sightseeing Tour

Embark on a sightseeing adventure to the historic neighborhoods of Sacromonte and Albaicin. Meet your friendly guide in Granada then head to Albaicin, a UNESCO World Heritage Listed district that was formerly the capital of one of the most important kingdoms in Europe. The first stop of the day is El Mirador de San Cristobal, an impressive complex built in the 11th century with sprawling views across the ancient citadel of Albaicin. Continue the tour to the old fortress of Alcazaba Cadima, then cross over the Plaza de San Bartolome to reach the Mirador de San Nicolas. Perhaps the most famous viewpoint in Granada, the Mirador de San Nicolas boasts sprawling vistas of Alhambra and the snowy peaks of Sierra Nevada in the background. Arrive at Sacromonte, passing by the impressive Gran Mezquita Mayor on the way. Travel along the picturesque Cuesta del Chapiz until you reach the idyllic Paseo de los Tristes on the shore of the Darro River, which has been a place of leisure since the 16th century. Enjoy some time to soak up the view while learning about the Christian and Muslim influences on the two neighborhoods you have visited today. Next, pass through the Plaza Nueva to the final stop of the day, an imposing cathedral where you can enjoy a well-deserved rest and some delicious tapas.

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What people are saying about Plaza de San Nicolas

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 956 reviews

Easy, convenient, great way to get a feel for the city prior to tourin

We bought the ticket one day early online. It was easy and cheap ($12 Euro for one day, two people (one senior). When we arrived in Granada we easiliy found the nearest stop of the train. The first one was full, so we waited for the next (maybe 5 minutes) and that one had plenty of room. We first toured the whole route then got off at Alhambra. For the rest of the day we got on and off shopping or touring and then getting back on. We never waited more than 10 minutes and every train had plenty of space after that first one. Yes it's bumpy - yes it's noisy - if you want an airconditioned rubber ride then get an expensive tour. It was very convenient, the map was excellent and the drivers were polite and patient. As always, a little Spanish is very helpful.

Beautiful city, lots to see

We packed a lot into our two day visit, and the organisation of our tour was excellent. The hop-on hop-off bus not only gave us a very good overview of the city but also went through many parts closed to normal traffic. It was all fascinating.

The first time you should do a trip without getting off and then return and visit what is interesting.

Amazing low price and so many stops to important places.

It was a great help to locate us as soon as we arrived.