Granada

Granada Attractions

The Alhambra

4.5 star rating: Recommended 412 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Alhambra is not only Spain’s greatest architectural treasure, but one of the world’s wonders. It might not wow you right up front like a Taj Mahal or a Great Pyramid, but soon enough that ...  Read more

Generalife Gardens

4.5 star rating: Recommended 72 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Generalife was built as a summer palace for the Muslim emirs, a place of retreat where they could kick back with their harems and take some time away from the world. Its charming gardens – ...  Read more

Nerja Caves

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The enormous prehistoric Caves of Nerja boast extensive grottoes, archaeological remains and the world’s largest column, rising upwards for 32 meters (105 feet) central column. Entering the cave, ...  Read more

Alcaiceria

4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

A maze of narrow streets running between Plaza Nueva and Plaza Bib-Rambla in the historic Arabic quarter of Granada, the Alcaicería was once a lively Arab bazaar and the center of the city’s ...  Read more

Plaza and Mirador de San Nicolás

4 star rating: Recommended 47 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The biggest draw of Granada’s UNESCO-listed Albaycin quarter is the hilltop Mirador de San Nicolás, a small raised plaza that lies in front of the San Nicolás Church. This is the city’s ...  Read more

Sacromonte

4 star rating: Recommended 45 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Sacromonte is traditionally Granada's Gitano quarter, and these days is the epicenter of the city's flamenco-based tourist trade. Spilling down the sides of its hill (the 'sacred mountain' of the ...  Read more

Baños Árabes (Arab Baths)

4 star rating: Recommended 24 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

A hallmark of Granada’s Moorish tradition is its use of water – fountains, pools, trickling streams, and of course the Baños Árabes (Arabic baths). Although it might not reach quite the ...  Read more

Albaicin

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Albaicin (also spelled Albayzin or Albaycin) is Granada's old Muslim quarter, and its steep twisting streets still have a medieval feel. With its white buildings and deep-gardened mansions ...  Read more

Cathedral and Royal Chapel (Capilla Real)

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 58 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Situated side by side, the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel (Capilla Real) together make an impressive monument to the power of Christian monarchs. The cathedral was begun in the early ...  Read more

La Cartuja Monastery (Monasterio de la Cartuja)

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 50 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The church of the Monasterio de la Cartuja is where Spanish late-Baroque hits its lavish heights. It was begun in the 16th century and building continued for another three centuries; it was never ...  Read more

Monasterio de San Jeronimo

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

The great Catholic monarchs Ferdinand and Isabel founded the Monasterio de San Jerónimo in the 16th century. They tried situating it in Santa Fe, but the monks were so tortured by mosquitoes ...  Read more

Plaza Nueva

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

As Granada’s oldest city square, Plaza Nueva has long been at the center of local life and its strategic location at the foot of the Alhambra palace means many tourists will pass through on their way ...  Read more

Bib Rambla Square (Plaza Bib Rambla)

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Also known as the Plaza de las Flores (Square of Flowers), the pedestrianized Bib Rambla is an elegant and ancient square at the epicenter of Granada’s bustling and late-night street scene Central to ...  Read more

Palace of Carlos V

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The Palace of Charles V is a carefully designed statement of triumph and prestige. By building a royal residence in the heart of a conquered Muslim citadel, Charles honored his grandparents, the ...  Read more

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