Top Tours & Activities 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!
Things to Do in Granada
Top Attractions in Granada
- 5Palace of Charles V
- 7Mirador de San Nicolas
- 8Paseo de los Tristes
- 9Dar al-Horra
- 10Granada Cathedral
- 11Plaza Nueva
- 12Royal Chapel of Granada
- 14Corral del Carbón
- 15Campo del Principe
- 16Plaza de San Nicolas
- 17Park Federico García Lorca Park
- 18Mirador de San Cristobal
Other Sightseeing Options in Granada
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What People Are Saying About Granada
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?
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.
Alhambra is a must-do and you'll get much more out of the experience with a good guide, rather than just walking round admiring the sights. Our guide Natasha was friendly, professional and told a great story.
The guide was excellent, with extensive knowledge of the history and philosophical/religious reasoning behind the Alhambra Palaces. It was a joy to partake in his tour, and he was very helpful and inclusive with everyone in the group. Think his name was Juan, date of tour 2016-11-19 at 3pm. Don't miss the Alhambra, and the experience is even better with a good guide.
I learned a lot and the early morning start was tough but really worth it. I loved the Generalife gardens, and thought the amount of time we had to wander and the amount of time guided was good. The quality of the audio-guide earphone was good. I was just very disappointed to learn afterwards that we had missed the central part. I did understand this from the website initially, but I think it was misleading for the guide not to have mentioned this at all in the context of the wider visit. I also was travelling with a practising Muslim and I found that the guided tour was very much from the Christianisation perspective with not enough made of the skill-sets and the symbolism and the imagination and ways of life there in the first 800 years - for me a little more storytelling and factual background from this era rather than so much focus on the handover would have been preferable. Juan was a great guide - very amenable and friendly.