Places to visit in Granada

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Places to Visit in Granada


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  • Boisenb
    Boise, ID400 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Until you see it for yourself, you can't image the beauty of it. Plan to spend at least one full day (or more if you have time) exploring it.
    Written 28 February 2024
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  • K72
    Melbourne, Australia3,007 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Within the Alhambra Palace complex, Generalife is part of the walking tour. This is the Summer Palace which is quite different to the rest of the complex. High on the hill, you get some stunning views from here. The garden is small but nice, adorned with water fountains.
    Written 8 January 2024
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  • John M
    Toronto, Canada66 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful view of the Alhambra. It is a climb to get there from the Plaza Nueva so be prepared for a steep uphill walk for about 15 minutes. I’d the sky is clear, it is worth the walk. Plenty of place to stop for drink on the way down.
    Written 20 February 2024
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  • Jack
    Old Bethpage, NY803 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You can’t visit Granada without visiting the Albayzin Neighborhood. Albayzin, was the historic Moorish Quarter of the city, known for its Islamic influence. It is a beautiful part of the city with great views of the Alhambra. I highly recommend!
    Written 5 January 2024
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  • top-trippers
    Bolton, UK641 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are visiting the Cathedral, it is worth heading round the corner to the Royal Chapel, commissioned and privately funded by the Catholic Monarchs as their burial place. There is a €6 entrance fee (free with the Granada Card but this quite expensive). You can prebook a ticket but this does not allow you to skip the line. Allow 20-30 minutes for your visit. You cannot take pictures inside.

    The pavement in front of the façade is decorated with large mosaics featuring the royal coat of arms with a double headed eagle. The walls of the nave were deliberately left bare, except for the royal heraldry and a wide blue frieze referencing the Conquest of Granada, the death of the Monarchs and the building of the chapel. Through the monumental decorated grille, you will see two magnificently carved white marble monuments, one depicting the recumbent Ferdinand and Isabella, whilst the other commemorates their daughter Joanna and her husband Philip the Handsome. You can descend the stairs to the crypt containing the coffins of the monarchs, along with that of one-year-old Miguel, the son of the Catholic Monarch’s eldest daughter Isabella, who died in childbirth). Other family members originally interred here, were later moved to Madrid’s Escorial Monastery by Philip II. Take time to admire the magnificent 16th century gilded and polychromed altarpiece, decorated with the praying statues of the Catholic Monarchs and wooden panels depicting the Conquest of Granada, along with various biblical scenes and symbols. A beautifully decorated doorway on the right leads to the Sacristy, containing items which Isabella and Ferdinan asked to be kept close by their bodies – the Queen’s crown, sceptre, jewellery box, mirror, a precious hand-painted prayer book, some of her private art collection, one of the King’s swords, and items used during the conquest of Granada. The most noteworthy paintings are Sandro Botticelli’s Agony in the Garden (one of the artist’s few paintings in Spain) and Petro Perrugo’s emotional Christ the Man of Sorrows. You can also see some of the Flemish wood panels that Isabella was so fond of.
    Written 28 January 2024
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  • Angela M
    Royton, UK18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning place to visit very peaceful and relaxing . A beautiful place just to sit for reflection and prays just sit and take in the surroundings .
    Written 30 January 2024
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  • thomasacyco
    Northampton, UK47 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited in December and enjoyed the science part BUT thoroughly enjoyed the nature side. Staff friendly and well worth the day out
    Written 16 December 2023
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  • Sally62
    Northampton, UK5,221 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely street to walk alongside the River Darro with views up to the Alhambra. It's very narrow and very busy with cars, taxis and buses so you need to watch out. Lined with restaurants, shops and historical buildings.
    Written 16 August 2023
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  • Jack
    Old Bethpage, NY803 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Sacromonte neighborhood of Granada is known for its Gypsies who live in caves. It is a very cool part of the city. I saw a flamenco show there which was magical. I highly recommend visiting the Sacromonte neighborhood.
    Written 5 January 2024
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  • Elizabeth S
    NJ74 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must amazing, over the top church we’ve visited anywhere. Not crowded, not huge, but breathtaking. The irony was not lost on us that the church was built to honor the local patron saint for the poor.
    Written 29 February 2024
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  • VanessaCacciaguerra
    Dublin, Ireland148 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Saint Jerome Monastery in Granada is undoubtedly a jewel worth visiting for its quiet beauty and historical significance. However, the experience could be greatly enriched with better maintenance and the provision of more informative resources from a non-religious perspective. Despite these shortcomings, I would still recommend a visit to this monastery for those seeking to explore the remarkable parts of Granada's heritage.
    Written 30 December 2023
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  • Michelle P
    Monaco-Ville, Monaco150 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting place with a very good audio guide. At the shop located at the entrace you can find real marqueterie object done under your eyes. WORTH VISITING IT
    Written 21 June 2023
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