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

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

Discover Granada’s most fascinating sights aboard the city train. Create your own itinerary, hop off and back again at your leisure, and discover one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. Hop On the Alhambra Route during the day to visit the most important places in the city. Get close to the impressive monument of the Alhambra, enjoy the views from the Mirador de San Cristóbal, or marvel at the Cathedral of Granada, among others. Choose between the two ticket options offered and take a one-way single trip or enjoy the experience to hop on and off as many times as you wish at any of our stops. See the city and discover the points of interest located near the stops. Alhambra Route (Green Line) trains run every 30 – 45 minutes: 1A Alhambra Generalife/Taquillas 1B Alhambra Palacios Nazaríes/Puerta Justícia 2 Cuesta Gomérez 3 Plaza Nueva 4 Paseo de los Tristes 5 Mirador de San Cristóbal/Albaicín 6 Monasterio de la Cartuja 7 Plaza de Toros 8 Catedral/Plaza Romanilla 9 Calle Alhóndiga/Recogidas 10 Plaza Mariana Pineda/El Corte Inglés 11 Calle Molinos/Campo del Príncipe 12 Hotel Alhambra Palace/Carmen de los Mártires

Granada: Explore Albaicín and Sacromonte at Sunset

Granada: Explore Albaicín and Sacromonte at Sunset

Explore the historic neighborhoods of Albaicín and Sacromonte in Granada on a private or shared group tour. Discover two of the most emblematic areas of Granada in the late afternoon as you admire their wonderful historic architecture reflecting their rich cultural heritage. Meet your guide in Plaza Nueva and begin your tour with the exploration of the Albaicín neighborhood, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll through the charming labyrinth of streets with your guide and admire the fantastic views of the Alhambra from San Nicolás viewpoint. Next, head to the Sacromonte Quarter, which contains more than 3,000 caves and panoramic views from hidden areas. Enjoy plenty of fantastic photo opportunities of the city from the scenic valley with a rich tradition of flamenco. Admire the wonderful historic architecture that attests to the Islamic heritage of the city. Discover more about Granada's historic significance and diverse cultural influences as you explore both areas as the sun sets.

Granada: Albaicin and Sacromonte Electric Bike Tour

Granada: Albaicin and Sacromonte Electric Bike Tour

Navigate the hills of Granada's Sacromonte and Albaicin neighborhoods with ease on an e-bike tour with a local guide. Travel back in time through Granada's Moorish history as you cycle to hidden viewpoints with breathtaking views of the Alhambra and Generalife. Choose from a private or group tour. Meet your guide in the city center and hop on your motorized Yamaha or Bosch e-bike. Set off towards the Albaicin, Granada's Muslim quarter and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cycle through a maze of flowery cobbled alleys, lively squares, and traditional carmens (walled houses with large gardens). Stop at some of the city's most well-known viewpoints along the way, as well as some hidden gems. At the Mirador San Nicolás, take in panoramic views of the Alhambra and Generalife park and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of local buskers and street stalls. Next, continue to Sacromonte, home to Granada's local gypsy community and the heart of the city's flamenco culture. Listen to the sounds of flamenco music floating down the hills and learn about the history of the area's cave houses before finally returning to the city center.

Granada: Albaicín and Sacromonte Walking Tour

Granada: Albaicín and Sacromonte Walking Tour

Travel through the centuries on this 2.5-hour walking tour of the most charismatic quarters of Granada: Albaicin and Sacromonte. Learn the history, legends and local culture, guided by an official tour guide. Visit the remains of the glorious dynasties that ruled the last Muslim kingdom of the Iberian Peninsula. Walls, gates, palaces and mosques await you. Starting from the city center, you'll wander the narrow alleys of the Albaicin – the Moorish quarter. Be amazed by the white houses and the flowered balconies. Continue into the Sacromonte, the "flamenco" quarter of Granada. Learn why people live in caves dug into the mountains here, and why Gypsies chose this place centuries ago as their settlement.

From Malaga and Costa Del Sol: Granada Day Trip

From Malaga and Costa Del Sol: Granada Day Trip

Make the most of your Costa del Sol vacation with a day trip to one of Andalusia's most emblematic cities, Granada. Get picked up from one of the convenient meeting points and dropped off in the city center to explore at your own pace. After getting picked up from your chosen meeting point in Malaga, Torremolinos, Benalmadena, or Fuengirola, begin the journey to Granada. Take in views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and stop for breakfast along the way (not included in tour price). Upon arrival in Granada, enjoy up to five hours of free time to explore the city at your own pace. You could admire the Renaissance architecture of the Cathedral of Granada or visit the Moroccan tea shops on Calle Elvira for a mint tea or lemonade. Alternatively, spend the day exploring Granada's renowned tapas bars. The streets surrounding Plaza Nueva and Calle Elvira are buzzing with traditional bars where a free tapa is served with every drink. If the Alhambra is on your bucket list, you could use your free time to visit the Nasrid Palaces and Generalife. You could also wander through the streets of the Albaicin and take in panoramic views from Mirador San Nicolas or get lost in the streets of Sacromonte, the cradle of gypsy culture, and listen to the sound of flamenco music floating down the hills. At the end of the day, meet your guide back at the meeting point and hop back on the bus for the journey back to your pickup point.

Granada: Albaicín, Sacromonte & Museum of Caves Walking Tour

Granada: Albaicín, Sacromonte & Museum of Caves Walking Tour

Visit some of the most emblematic quarters of Granada. No trip to Granada is complete without having visited the Albaicín and Sacromonte. The tour will pass through Albaicín, protected as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1994. Also known as the old Muslim Quarter, it contains labyrinthine streets through which you will discover the fascinating world of Al-Andalus and enjoy the famous landscape of Granada from San Nicolás' viewpoint and more. You will then head to the Sacromonte Quarter, which contains more than 3,000 caves and panoramic views from hidden areas. Here you will get to know and understand gypsy culture in the Museo de las Cuevas, a place that demonstrates their history through legends and flamenco dancing. Your tour will also pass through principle Granada sites such as the Plaza Nueva, Placeta de San Gregorio and Casa Enrique Morente, all of which are prone for ideal photo opportunities.

Granada: Historic Center and Lower Albaicin Walking Tour

Granada: Historic Center and Lower Albaicin Walking Tour

Discover the most beautiful squares in the city and enter the lower part of the Albaicin neighborhood on this guided walking tour of Granada. Learn about the multicultural history of the city as you see monuments such as the Corral del Carbón, the Alcaiceria, and Plaza Bib Rambla. Meet your guide in the heart of the city, by the monument to the Catholic Kings, Ferdinand and Isabella. Learn about the fascinating history of Granada and its significant Islamic heritage, as well as the Reconquista which concluded in Granada in 1492. Stroll through the historic center with your guide and see historic buildings such as the Alcaiceria, Church of Saint Ana, the Royal High Court, the Giants Fountain in Plaza Bib Rambla, the Madraza, the Cathedral, the Royal Chancillería, and the Royal Jail. Explore the lower part of the Albaicin neighborhood, with its narrow charming streets which evoke memories of its Moorish past. Stop at a stunning viewpoint of the Alhambra, Granada's most famous landmark, to take spectacular photos.

Granada: Albayzin and Sacromonte Walking Tour

Granada: Albayzin and Sacromonte Walking Tour

Explore the Islamic quarter and historic Sacromonte neighborhood of Granada on a 2.5-hour walking tour. Walk between the narrow streets of the Albayzín, and admire the culture of the gypsies in the stunning caves of Sacromonte. Departing from the central Plaza Nueva, learn the history of Granada, a city which has been a hotbed of art and architecture since the 11th century. Explore Albayzín, considered one of the city’s most delightful neighborhoods. This is the part of the city where the Spanish-Muslim architecture is at its most spectacular, and the views of the Alhambra are stunning. Discover the essence of Islamic Granada along a labyrinth of narrow streets. Discover Sacromonte and admire one of the best-known gypsy neighborhoods in Spain, and see the traditional caves where people still live, surrounded by nature and the culture and art of Andalucia. Admire the views of the city from a place where art, nature and heritage are their most attractive.

Granada: Albaicin and Sacromonte Segway Tour

Granada: Albaicin and Sacromonte Segway Tour

Explore Granada on a segway with a local experienced guide. Due to its geographical location, Granada offers great routes with picturesque views. The city is situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains so the streets go up and down making segway probably the most comfortable mode of transportation.  Benefit from a training session on the segway so you can get comfortable if you are a beginner. Pass by Plaza Nueva, Fuente del Toro, Paseo de los Tristes, and the old gypsy caves all the way up to Abadia del Sacromonte. The Sacromonte Abbey provides an insight into the cultural history of the city. In addition to the historical significance of the district, the hilltop location hill offers great views and photo opportunities. Wander through the narrow streets of the Albaicin neighborhood, zoom by Mosque of Granada, and take photos on one of the most famous viewpoints, San Nicholas square, where you can see the Alhambra and Generalife gardens.

A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Granada's Historical Centre

A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Granada's Historical Centre

Many visitors to Granada head straight to the awe-inspiring Alhambra, the fortified palace complex that rises above the skyline. But this vibrant and historic city has so much more to offer! Wandering through its cobbled squares, alleyways and viewpoints is the perfect way to soak up its rich 1,000-year history. On this walking tour, I’ll show you the beautiful fusion of Moorish, Renaissance and Baroque architecture that you’ll find all around you in Granada’s historical centre. You’ll start the tour in Plaza Bib-Rambla, right at the heart of the city, near the charming web of market lanes, the Alcaicería, located on the site of the former main bazaar. I’ll show you the striking building where charcoal was stored in the 1600s, the Corral del Carbón, and Plaza Isabel La Católica where you’ll see the statue of Isabella I of Castile meeting Christopher Columbus. From there, I’ll guide you through the maze of narrow streets in the Albaicín – the former Moorish quarter, and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll make your way to some of the city’s Renaissance-era highlights, including Granada’s Monasterio de San Jerónimo (St. Jerome Monastery), Catedral de Granada (the cathedral) and Capilla Real (the Royal Chapel) where Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon are buried. On our tour through this centuries-old city, you’ll also have an opportunity to: • Take in famous sites like El Bañuelo (the Arab baths), Puente del Aljibillo – the bridge that leads to the Alhambra – and the Palacio de la Madraza, built as a school of Koranic law in the 14th century • Stroll along Paseo de los Tristes, also known as the Promenade of the Sad People, and through squares like Plaza de la Trinidad and Plaza Nueva de Granada • Browse the food stalls at Granada’s central market, the Mercado de San Agustín • Soak up views of the Alhambra at Mirador Placeta de Carvajales • See one of the best-preserved Moorish houses, Casa de Zafra, and Casa Natal de Enrique Morente, the birthplace of flamenco singer Enrique Morente • Find out about Peña La Platería, the cultural association dedicated to the art of flamenco During the tour, you’ll also find out the answers to questions like: • What happens if you ring the bell on the Alhambra’s Torre de la Vela on the 2nd of January? • Why does the cathedral only have one tower and Emperor Charles V only have one arm? • Whose ghost haunts the Royal Chancery? • Why can’t you stroll through the city centre along the River Darro? Give yourself about 3 hours to get the most out of this tour, or linger a while at the sites, cafes or bars that take your fancy along the way. I’ll tell you about everything from Granada’s famous complimentary tapas, to playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, and a few of the most widespread misconceptions about aspects of Andalusian culture – including flamenco. And of course, there’ll be plenty of great photo opportunities!

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A great value for money tour I would recommend to everyone who loves to walk around the city at first visit and learn its history and interesting facts. We had a very small group, 5 people and out guide so it was almost like a private tour. Time flew by and a very good time together. Our guide was very passionate about Granada as well as knowledgable and could answer all our questions. She also loved to ask questions to the group, which is rare but interesting way where you could really see she cared that we actually learned something about the rich history of Granada.

Maria was a great tour guide! She took us to many lookout points that were just perfect with the sunset, and she answered all our questions about Granada. Walking around the lesser trodden paths was a great experience and probably one of the best parts of my trip. She also gave us wonderful recommendations for tapas, flamenco, etc. I would definitely do another tour with her again.

We thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour in the Albaicin and Sacromonte. Our guide Maria was excellent and provided a wealth of interesting information about the history, culture, and modern aspects of these neighborhoods. She took us to beautiful overlooks and fascinating sites that gave us a deeper understanding and appreciation of the city. Very highly recommended!

I was so impressed with Karen as my guide. Safety was top of the list with much personality and historical information. I would sign up with Karen again.

Excellent tour with great guide! Took us to places we would never have been to and recommended great places to eat. Highly recommended