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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent, informative tour of awe inspiring palace

After a little confusion initially at the meeting place, our guide was extremely engaging and informative. She was excellent at explaining the history of the city of Granada and the background to the Alhambra Palace and surrounding structures. Would thoroughly recommend the tour.

Alhambra, Generalife, and Nasrid Palaces: Guided Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 12/05/2016

Our guide brought the Alhambra to life for us.

My husband and I both enjoyed this tour immensely and would definitely recommend it to a friend.

Alhambra, Generalife, and Nasrid Palaces: Guided Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 12/05/2016

Excellent guided tour. Very educational.

It was an excellent tour of the Alhambra. The tour guide was intelligent and had great knowledge of history and art. We were able to change our tour to Spanish. Get you Guide gave great service.

This was an excellent, informative and enjoyable tour.

The guide was extremely informative and helpful and dealt excellently with all participants on the tour. I really enjoyed the tour and was very motivated to follow up historical and cultural aspects afterwards. For convenience I think particaipants should be allowed to meet the guide at the Alhambra ticket desk or should be picked up at their hotel rather than the roundabout pick up at an akward location which required a taxi at 7.45 am. Why did the tour need to start so early?

Granada: Alhambra and Generalife Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 11/26/2016

The tour was very informative and we saw everything I wanted to!

Overall, I had a great experience with this tour. I learned a lot and it was fun to see the highlights of such a big place rich in history.


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