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Granada Attractions To Enjoy During Your Stay

Our team of local experts has put together this guide with the top tourist attractions in Granada. 

There is much more in Granada than the Alhambra and the Albaicin district.

near tourist attractions, parks, restaurants, etc.

We also recommend you to haev a look at our Granada tourist guide where you will get lots of inside information on Granada.

Our top recommendations in Granada

Flamenco Shows in Granada

The Best 7 Flamenco Shows in Granada

Flamenco shows in Granada – Ultimate Guide Those with a taste for excitement, have to go to one of the zambras in Sacromonte or to see a flamenco show in the famous Albaicín and enjoy a pleasant dinner in a Flamenco restaurant in Granada. The zambra is the flamenco music style that was born in Sacromonte. It’s Arab in origin from the 15th century when the Moors, who had been expelled from Granada, settled here

El mirador de San Nicolas in Granada Spain

Mirador San Nicolás, Granada

What is El Mirador San Nicolás? Of all the photo-worthy spots in the magical city of Granada, The Mirador San Nicolás is perhaps the most famous. Bill Clinton, during an official visit to the city in 1997 remarked that El Mirador San Nicolás offered “the most beautiful sunset in the world”, and ever since it has become a must-see for visitors to this most spectacular of Andalusian cities. From here you will be able to

Dome at the Cathedral in Granada

Granada cathedral and the royal chapel

The Cathedral of Granada is one of Spain´s most remarkable cathedrals. Yet, it is not easy for any of the best tourist attractions in Granada to “live” by the shadow of the Alhambra. The cathedral offers a fantastic combination of styles and even though it was never finished (it was meant to have 2 towers while only one of them was half-finished) But its main interest is the Royal Chapel, the place where the Catholic

El Albaicin

El Albaicin in Granada – the best view points of la Alhambra

El Albaicin in Granada The Albaicín in Granada retains both the original urban physiognomy as well as various medieval buildings. The three elements have a complementary value creating a universal and unique meaning. Average customer review Score for El Albaicin 9.5 El Albaicin- visitor guide What is the Albaicin of Granada? The Albaicín was Ziríes Court monarchs in the XI century and is considered the last Arab stronghold before being expelled completely from Granada. Since

Romantic hotels near the Alhambra of Granada

La Alhambra palace in Granada – A complete guide

La Alhambra On the Sabika hill is the palatine city, called Al-hambra, which means “Red Castle” (redness of its exterior walls). Nowadays the Alhambra Palace in Granada is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a symbol of Spain’s and Europe’s culture. The number of visits to the Alhambra Palace sky rocketed years ago and reached a whooping two million people per year. The Alhambra Palace in the city of Granada was: a palace, citadel,

Exterior Cartuja monastery in Granada

Monasterio de la Cartuja

This beautiful monastery is located in Calle Real de la Cartuja, some 30 minutes walk from the Cathedral of Granada. 

The monastery is with no doubt one of the top sights in Granada. 

Remains of the 16C monastery include a church, a sacristy, a cloister, and a refectory. The sand-colored stone exterior of the monastery offers an imposing look. The impressive baroque church is however what most people come to see at La Cartuja. The church, with its over-ornate white stucco, was completed in the 17th Century in Churrigueresque style. The style at the Cartuja monastery is late Spanish baroque as seen here in its most elaborate phase.

The Cartuja includes excellent paintings by Bocanegra; a statue of Saint Bruno by José de Mora. The domed sagrario (with the tabernacle) behind the choir, is of great beauty. The sacristy, whose sweeping baroque design is by Luis de Arévalo (18C), became famous as an outstanding example of Churrigueresque style. Indeed the whole interior is under the all-dominating sway of the fine stucco decoration and the effect of changing light as it plays upon the complicated shapes.

The inlay on cupboards between pillars is in precious materials. On the marble altar, there is a statue of Saint Bruno. The refectory has paintings by Fray Juan Sanchez Cotán.

Other rooms have paintings by Bocanegra and the Italian Vicente Carducho. (Many pictures concern the history of the Carthusians.)

Courtyard Hospital Real in Granada

Hospital Real of Granada


Ancha de Capuchinos street.

A beautiful building was begun in 1504 by Enrique de Egas and completed in 1522 by Juan Garcia de Prades. It is actually a complex of three hospital buildings.

Renaissance façade with statues and a baroque main portal. The upper floor has interesting Mudéjar ceilings. There is a beautiful patio with arcades; other courtyards were planned but not completed.

The hospital cared for the sick, including the mentally disturbed, and also received pilgrims.

Courtyard San Juan de Dios Granada

Hospital de San Juan de Dios


Street: Calle de San Jerónimo

Established in 1552 as the Hospitallers’ first hospital. Very beautiful marble portal of (1609) and a splendid tiled Renaissance courtyard. The Baroque church (1737-59) has double towers. Relics of St.John of God. The statue of the order’s founder is by Alonso Cano.

The Alcazar genil in Granada

Alcázar Genil

Near the Hermitage of San Dián): This 14th Century castle has a beautiful room with an artesonado ceiling and stalactite moulding. The alcazar belonged to the King Boabdil´s mother where she lived at the time Granada was conquered. Before that it had been a courtesan retreat used by the Nasrid kings.
Gardens Cuarto Real Santo Domingo

Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo

(Calle de Santo Domingo)
This former Moorish palace in a most beautiful laurel garden was converted to a monastery under Ferdinand and Isabella and is now in private ownership. It was built in 1273 as a Nasrid palace. Today, a number of cultural exhibitions take place all year round.
The tower, belonging to the former defensive system of Granada  (13th Century), has a large room with a most impressive entrance archway, arch niches, fine stucco work, and superb azulejos with fine blue, white, and gold decoration.
Light falls through 20 horseshoe-shaped windows with ornamented wooden grilles.  The carved
wooden doors leading to the three balconies are also beautiful. Interesting ceiling and very valuable furniture.
Palace Dar Al horra

Palacio Dar al horra

Callejon del Ladrón del Agua 
Another fantastic Nasrid palace located at the Albaicin, the palace of Dar al Horra was part of the vast old defensive
system – until the development of the walled Alhambra area.
The 15th century building replaced a previous palace that dated from the 11th century. It was part of the Convento de Santa Isabel la Real and once belonged to King Boabdil’s mother. Beautiful large patio with arcades and fine polychrome wooden ceilings. When Granada was conquered the catholic kings gave the palace to Hernando de Zafra.