Our most recommended things to do in Realejo, Spain

Granada: Alhambra and Sierra Nevada Sunset Views by E-Bike

1. Granada: Alhambra and Sierra Nevada Sunset Views by E-Bike

Marvel at striking sunset views of the Alhambra on an e-bike tour from Granada. Enjoy an incredible mix of nature, history, and stunning viewpoints along with the orange and golden hues of the sunset. Meet your local guide in town and head off through the forest of Alhambra, listening to the story of how this architectural masterpiece was created. Pedal through a traditional olive farm, visit the birthplace of the spring that has been feeding into the Alhambra since the 13th century. Keep looking around you as you cycle to make the most of your striking view. The Sierra Nevada mountain chain, the highest chain of the peninsula, surrounds you. Feel like a local as you cycle off-the-beaten track to the highlight of your tour: the stunning bird's-eye view of the Alhambra Palace, Albaicín, and Sacromonte. When the sun sets, pedal down through Silla del Moro. And on your way back, discover an often overlooked facet of Granada by visiting the old Jewish neighborhood of Realejo.

Granada: Old Jewish Quarter Smartphone Audio Guide

2. Granada: Old Jewish Quarter Smartphone Audio Guide

Realejo, Granada’s old Jewish Quarter, is a vibrant and cosmopolitan place with a fascinating history. Its synagogues and mosques gave way to churches over 500 years ago but, if you know where to look, many traces of its Jewish and Muslim heritage remain. On this walking tour, you’ll see this lively neighbourhood’s rich past come to life. Your walk starts in Plaza del Carmen, where locals gather to count down to the New Year in the heart of Granada. From there, you’ll stroll through beautiful Realejo’s historical core, with its maze of winding streets and alleyways. It’s on a steep hillside, so be prepared for some climbing! Your efforts will be rewarded with gorgeous vistas of the city’s renowned palace and fortress complex, the Alhambra. You’ll also be able to admire the city and its surroundings from viewpoints like Placeta Puerta del Sol and Torres Bermejas, which once formed part of the old city walls. Stepping out of historic and into modern Realejo, I’ll point out plenty of great tapas bars that you can pop into for some tantalising refreshments. Along the way, I’ll explain the significance of the statue of Mariana Pineda, the Fuente de las Batallas fountain, and the Virgin de las Angustias church. On this walk, you’ll have the chance to: • Learn a bit about Granada’s history, including the prominent role of Jews such as Samuel ibn Nagrela, who was the Muslim king’s right-hand man • Hear about some of the famous writers, artists and musicians who were drawn to the city by the romance of the Alhambra and Granada’s diverse cultural heritage • Take in one of Granada’s most prominent landmarks, the neo-Mudejar Alhambra Palace Hotel • See the church dedicated to Granada’s patron saint, St. Cecilius • Appreciate some stunning Moorish architecture at the Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo and the Casa de los Girones By the end of the tour, you’ll have the answers to questions like: • Why do very few Jews live in Granada today? • Who built the first ski station in the Sierra Nevada mountains? • What happened to the prince who gave his name to the Campo del Príncipe? • Where did the playwright Federico García Lorca hang out with his literary and artistic friends? • Why could embroidering a flag get you executed in 19th century Granada? • How did a local fruit become the emblem of Granada? Join me on this tour and I’ll show you the very best that this great neighbourhood has to offer, including a few excellent places to relax with a cold beer and delicious tapas. Please note that the lavadero, or washing place, at Placeta Puerta del Sol is currently undergoing restoration. It should be back in place in the summer of 2023.

Granada: Jewish and Christian Neighborhoods Guided Tour

3. Granada: Jewish and Christian Neighborhoods Guided Tour

Visit the two of the most historically significant neighborhoods of the city of Granada. Start your guided tour in the Plaza Bib-Rambla. Enter the Jewish neighborhood of Realejo and see notable local landmarks such as Corral del Carbon, Casa de los Tiros, and the Royal Quarters of Santo Domingo. Learn about the Jewish influence on the development of the city throughout the centuries.  Continue through the Christian neighborhood and discover the Cathedral of Granada, completed in 1561. See the Royal Chapel of Granada, the burial site of the Catholic Monarchs, Isabella I of Castile, and Ferdinand II of Aragon. Learn more about their marriage, and the resulting de-facto unification of Spain. Next visit the first university of the city, the Madrasah of Granada. Founded in 1349 by the ruling sultan, Yusuf I, the building today remains part of the modern University of Granada.

Granada: Half-Day 4-Neighborhoods 4-Cultures Private Tour

4. Granada: Half-Day 4-Neighborhoods 4-Cultures Private Tour

Your experience begins as you meet your guide by the water fountain in the center of Bib Rambla Square. From there, start your half-day getting to know Granada thoroughly. Your experience sees you traveling through the 4 most important historical neighborhoods of the town center, Realejo, Albaicín, and Sacromonte. As you travel, get to know the 4 cultures that have shaped Granada throughout the centuries as you learn how Christians, Muslims, Jews, and gypsies all played role. All of this is conducted in a small group, encouraging personal contact and cohabitation with the environment. On top of your sightseeing, enjoy a break which includes tea, Arabic sweets, and awesome views of the Alhambra. Your tour avoids walking through traffic-filled streets, and focuses on streets which contain public fountains and water basins.

Granada: Guided Realejo Tour with Pets

5. Granada: Guided Realejo Tour with Pets

A tour of the Jewish District is better known as the "Garnata al Yahud", as you discover streets and squares with Sephardic and Christian history. This is a special route in which your pets are also invited for a pleasant walk through the most charming neighborhood of Granada. From the Square of Isabel la Católica, you will go up through the neighborhood of Realejo and up to the Plaza del Sol. You will then continue up to the top of Mauror Hill, complete with its Torres Bermejas. Here you will learn the history of the Church of San Cecilio and the Square of Cristo de los Favores. You will then cross the Christian Realejo to finish at the Castillo de Bibataubín. These routes are designed for pets, so you will make stops where they can drink and rest a little if required.

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What people are saying about Realejo, Spain

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Had a fantastic time on the Granada: Alhambra and Sierra Nevada Sunset views tour (English). George our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and considerate, checking we were ok at the right times. The electric bikes are a dream to ride making it easy going and such a lovely way to see beautiful Granada. After being shown how to use the bikes we headed off. First up through the Alhambra forest and then the olive trees. The tracks are good and the views are stunning topped off with watching the sun set over the Alhambra. Truly an incredible experience and certainly was a highlight of our trip. Don’t be put off by lack of number of reviews at the moment. The trip is a new addition to the line up of Segway and bike tours offered by TopSegway. Would recommend 100%. George was happy to take photos for us and even gave some good restaurant/tapas places to try out at the end of our tour, which we did and enjoyed. Thank you George! John and Alison UK

Amazing 2 hours. Wish it was longer. Managed to see places that would have taken hours to reach by foot. But also was able to stay and admire the views at the different viewpoints. The tour guide was knowledgeable and had a genuine love for the place. He was happy to take pictures and take time answering questions.

We had Thomas as our guide. We booked a private tour with him and entire experience was great. We are so happy that we got to see Granada from this different perspective. The next morning Thomas took us on a Segway tour through Albaicin and Sacremonte so we got a amazing tour of Granada. I would highly recommend!

Javi and Simon were great guides, very knowledgeable, friendly, and didn’t hesitate to take pictures for us. We got to see an amazing sunset from the top of a mountain and get great views of the city. Only downside is that the smallest bike they have is still a bit too big.