Places to visit in Granada

Top Things to Do in Granada, Spain

Places to Visit in Granada

Top Attractions in Granada

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  • Alice M
    Boston, MA40 contributions
    The Alhambra visit is very good but it could have been great. Obviously this is a huge complex with lots to see (we spent 4 hours there including breaks). It is so beautiful and has amazing history. The gardens are stunning and plentiful. It is a must if you are in Granada or even Spain in general. Overall, despite my warnings below, this was a really good experience.

    Some things to be aware of / some room for improvement:

    1. You do really have to bring your passport and be on time for the Nasrid palace entry time on your ticket.

    2. You have to show your ticket/passport multiple times throughout the visit, but it’s confusing which one they want when. Sometimes they wanted my ticket and sometimes passport. There are lines / waits for tickets / documents to be checked. This is overall really annoying and I hated having to carry my passport around.

    3. There is really almost no signage explaining the history inside the palaces / buildings. Be sure to grab an audio guide or do this on a tour if you care about the history. The Wikipedia articles about Alhambra, as well as sub articles on each palace, are quite good though if you are in a pinch.

    4. We were rushing for our timed entry so we didn’t have time to grab an audio guide until after the Nasrid palace. They had run out of the audio guides when we got there, but they sold us the QR code to an online version. This was very good, but beware there is no WiFi so you must have service.

    5. I really recommend doing this in the morning before it’s too hot or too crowded
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • KylerCA
    San Francisco, California120 contributions
    The Generalife Gardens are absolutely beautiful. Especially during the heat of the day you can step into the gardens and enjoy the cool shade and breeze.
    Written 10 July 2022
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  • Bob
    Manchester, UK42 contributions
    It's a beautiful area to walk around with an incredible view of the city and the Alhambra at the top of the hill. Would highly recommend going at dusk for the sunset. Just absolutely stunning.
    Written 9 August 2022
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  • Ivona K
    Toronto, Canada353 contributions
    I dare say this view is more impressive than the interior of the palace complex itself. Red mini bus stops steps away.

    Written 27 July 2022
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  • Madiha B
    13 contributions
    Absolutely stunning! Loved this place, was in awe of the beauty. The scripture, architecture - it's beautiful, exquisite.
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • Julien Q
    1 contribution
    Absolutely wonderful place. Magnificent artwork and sculptures. Great value for money. Friendly staff. Free audio guide and incredibly easy to use.
    Written 9 July 2022
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  • Bob
    Manchester, UK42 contributions
    This is a really cool area of Granada and well worth a visit. We got a bus up to the Abbey in the hills which was built above some caves which were used for worship at a time when Christians were persecuted. It was a really beautiful building which we entered on a ticket we'd bought when we visited the Cathedral (we purchased one for 3 attractions which were the Cathedral, Royal Mausoleums and the Abbey) and used the free audio guide on their app (recommended). The caves were a highlight.

    From there we walked down (about 10 minutes walk) to the Sacromonte Caves Museum which was (I think) 10 euros. It was cool to see how people had set up their housing in the caves and probably took us about 45mins and is well worth your time. It took us about 20 minutes to walk from their back to the Albaicin/city. There is a flamenco museum and places where in the evening you can see a show if that's your thing.

    I'd recommend going in the morning or later in the afternoon. There's little to no shade outside of the attractions and the day we went it was absolutely scorching when we were in the area around 12:30-3 (we did this the day we checked out of our hotel so it was then or never).
    Written 9 August 2022
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  • dave m
    3 contributions
    Beautiful place to visit, interesting to see the actual sarcophagi underground . Worth downloading the audio guide for phone.
    Written 1 June 2022
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  • SwampeastMike
    Cape Girardeau, MO3,181 contributions
    While a significant section seemed to be closed during our late August visit, the experience was nonetheless enjoyable.

    We caught the twice daily outdoor birds-of-prey exhibition shortly after entering and despite our poor Spanish caught the gist of what was said and enjoyed the show. An owl circled my head (I'm tall) and the eerie silence reminded me of the time an owl in the wild did the same to me at twilight and had me wondering about ghosts until I saw it perched just above me.

    The standout to us was the taxidermic display that finds large groups of predator(s) encountering prey mounted together as if suspended in air with mere points of contact.

    The gardens were fair to explore.
    Written 23 September 2021
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  • Aramis T
    Wellington, UK49 contributions
    Walking amongst the collection of religious art, nothing prepares you for the stunning exquisite decoration of the main hall with its sumptuous paintings and craftsmanship. though many say that the monastery and the Alhambra should compete for the top position, this isn't fair as they are both top of their respective class's for architecture and beauty, they're just in different classes.
    Written 14 April 2022
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  • cactusangie
    Orba, Spain165 contributions
    Nicest area in the Albaicin area. Regular buses into town also the hop on hop off train. Enjoy the walk looking up at the people in the Alhambra looking down or stop at one of the many places offering food, drinks, tapas, icecreams etc.
    Written 9 August 2022
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  • Louis Cecile
    London, UK247 contributions
    This is a famous street in Granada for talk a long promenade to take in the beauty of the city. You will pass some great restaurants for refreshments. However, it is for looking at the old houses, the stream and scenic views of Alhambra in the distance that dominates the skyline. There are various tourist shops and a venue to watch traditional flamenco dancing. It has a charm as you dodge the taxis and buses that frequent the street. The cobblestones help to transport you to ancient times and you can only but wonder about days gone by.
    Written 12 July 2021
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  • NuaB
    London, UK8 contributions
    Utterly beautiful - the cloisters, the rooms, the buildings are all very lovely - and then you enter the church... wow. It's simply breathtaking.
    Written 24 July 2022
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  • teekayto
    Bristol, UK14 contributions
    Wow - we were blown away by the gardens of this lesser known museum in Granada. It is situated close to the Alhambra and well worth a visit.
    Our guide William was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and took delight in surprising us with the eclectic mix of architecture and detail that the gardens and tunnels had to offer.
    We visited simply because a ticket was included within our Alhambra package but we were so pleased that we had taken the time to do so.
    Keep up the great William - you are a star!
    Written 16 February 2020
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  • broth2011
    Flower Mound, TX4 contributions
    An intimate, wonderful way to experience Flamenco during December 2021. We found some reviews on line and decided to try La AlboreA when we made a quick trip to Granada from Madrid. Very passionate and authentic and enjoyed this group of 4. The guitarist is very talented. There were a few foreigners in the audience but also quite a few spaniards vacationing.
    Written 21 March 2022
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