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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.


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.

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

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    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
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  • 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

Great place, great guide, great experience

This is a brilliant place, huge history. We had great weather, sunny but not too hot. The guide was excellent, Raffa. Really enjoyed it.
Granada: Alhambra and Generalife Tour Reviewed by Frank, 10/18/2016

Nothing beats an informed, enthusiastic, and personable guide.

I visited many sites in Spain with audio guides, booklets, or just on my own and I really did not understand the big picture or the most important themes. In Granada, I thought it would be overwhelming to tackle these sites on my own. I could not be happier with my decision to use a guide. She was very well organized and made the sites come to life. She provided interesting detail to supplement the big picture, but the focus was always on the major themes. Power of the Moorish palace v. the people living outside the walls. The relatively understated exterior of the palace v. The plush, peaceful interior spaces so the outside people would be unaware and not envious of the pleasures within. The 3-hour tour was appropriate in length and content. Overall, it was a very satisfying experience.

Violetta was excellent bringing history to life, highly recommended !

The detail and general information we got from our guide was interesting and brought the palace to life. So much better than a guide book...

Very interesting and enjoyable. Friendly guide

The tour is really worth the money. The guide was friendly and I learned a lot about the Albaicin I previously was walking through wondering about the history. Also the Sacromonte part was interesting because this would have been a part which I wouldn't have visited myself but I learned a lot about the history there.
Granada: Albaicín and Sacromonte 2.5-Hour Walking Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 10/15/2016

Great Experience and very informative tour guide

Everything was great from the meet up with the guide, all the way to the end of the tour.
Granada: Alhambra and Generalife Tour Reviewed by Yasir, 10/14/2016

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