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Granada

Come for the Alhambra, stay for the fascinating fusion of cultural traditions, ancient and modern alike.

Our most recommended things to do in Granada

Granada: Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces Fast-Track Ticket

1. Granada: Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces Fast-Track Ticket

With your day admission ticket you’ll be able to explore the Alhambra, the Generalife and the Nasrid Palaces. Discover the Nasrid Palaces complex, the residence of the kings of Granada. Explore the Alcazaba, the villa of the Generalife, the Palace of Charles V and the Baths of the Mosque and marvel at the beauty of the surrounding gardens. Admire the resplendent architectural style of the Alhambra's fortress and palaces. The Alhambra was a palace, a fortress and a citadel. Originally constructed in 889 A.D. and once home to the Moorish kings and sultans it was also the residence of top government officials, court servants and the royal guard.

Sacromonte: Flamenco Show at Cuevas Los Tarantos Tickets

2. Sacromonte: Flamenco Show at Cuevas Los Tarantos Tickets

Immerse yourself in Granada’s Andalusian Flamenco culture at a live performance in an authentic gypsy cave home. Enjoy an uplifting show performed by live dancers and musicians in one of Sacromonte's cave homes, a limestone dwelling that has been inhabited since the 15th century.  Since Cuevas Los Tarantos was founded in 1972, it has been providing locals and visitors with splendid Flamenco shows. Experience Spain’s soul-stirring gift to the world of music, in the neighborhood that Flamenco calls home. Zambra is a nightly show held at Cuevas Los Tarantos and features a large cast of artists, including prominent figures in Granada’s Flamenco world. Enjoy 1 free drink with your ticket. If you'd like to add to your experience, order more drinks at the bar or dine on traditional Spanish cuisine at your own expense and revel in the splendor of Flamenco.

Granada: Flamenco Show in La Alboreá

3. Granada: Flamenco Show in La Alboreá

Enjoy a magical 1-hour Flamenco for show perfect for the whole family performed at a venue in the center of Granada. Benefit from a reserved seating area a large selection of local wines (available to purchase). Feel the passion vibrating off the dancers’ bodies and get ready to spend a perfect cultural night seeing in person a professional flamenco show, a tradition whose popularity started to grow in the 18th century.

Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Fast-Track Entry

4. Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Fast-Track Entry

Discover the impressive architectural feat of Nasrid rulers, the Alhambra. At your own pace, meander through the fascinating gardens of the Alhambra which are filled with fountains, hanging plants and paved pathways. Be privy to the atmosphere of Moorish culture and revel at the vegetation surrounding the fortress. Admire the decadent architecture of the Generalife, the palace opposite the Alhambra, once home to the Granadadine kings. Stroll through to the military area, or Alcazaba and take in the fortified sand-colored turrets. Continue your journey through the complex and encounter the Palace of Charles V, the Bath of the Mosque, and any hidden walkways throughout the gardens.

Granada: Hammam Al Ándalus with Optional Massage

5. Granada: Hammam Al Ándalus with Optional Massage

Enjoy a relaxing Arabic tradition at Granada’s Hammam Al Ándalus, and experience the refreshing sensation of authentic hot, cold and warm steam rooms, fed by thermal waters. Bathing can be alternated with periods of relaxation in the relaxation room where you can sip on mint tea and unwind to soothing Andalusian music. Located at the foot of the Alhambra, behind the ancient mosque, now known as the Church of Santa Ana, Hammam Al Ándalus is dedicated to stress-free experiences. Move freely between the hot, warm and cold baths, recreating the original rhythm of an Andalusian Hammam. Top it all off in the steam room, which you can return to as often as you like between swims, and unwind in the rest room.

Granada: Sunset Walking Tour in Albaicín & Sacromonte

6. Granada: Sunset Walking Tour in Albaicín & Sacromonte

No trip to Granada is complete without having visited the Albaicín and Sacromonte. Choose from a private or shared tour and visit some of the most emblematic quarters of Granada. Pass through Albaicín, protected as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1994. Also known as the old Muslim Quarter, it contains labyrinthine streets through which you will discover the fascinating world of Al-Andalus, and enjoy the famous landscape of Granada from San Nicolás' viewpoint. Next on your journey, head to the Sacromonte Quarter, which contains more than 3,000 caves and panoramic views from hidden areas. While you are here, make sure to take the best pictures of Granada from this amazing valley. On your tour, you will also pass through significant sites of Granda, such as the Plaza Nueva, Placeta de San Gregorio, and Casa Enrique Morente, all of which are perfectly suited for snapping some stunning photos to show your friends and family.

Granada: Royal Chapel, Cathedral and Monastery of San Jerón

7. Granada: Royal Chapel, Cathedral and Monastery of San Jerón

With this combined tour, you can enjoy the three most characteristic monuments of Granada linked to the Catholic Monarchs and Emperor Carlos V. Start your tour at the Plaza Bib-Rambla where you will meet your friendly guide. From here, you'll enter the Royal Chapel, built for Isabel la Católica, who is buried next to Fernando de Aragón. After discovering its splendid marble tombs and the rich collection of Flemish paintings personally owned by the queen, you will visit the Cathedral of Granada, built by Emperor Carlos V. This Cathedral was erected by the hands of the architect Diego de Siloé on the Alhama mosque, making it one of the first Renaissance works in the country. Finally, complete your experience with a visit to the splendid Monastery of San Jerónimo, built by the Catholic Monarchs to extol the military and heroic greatness of the Grand Captain, Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba. Of particular note in this building is the main altar, where Gonzalo was buried, it is truly a sight to behold.

Granada: Alhambra Guided Tour with Tickets

8. Granada: Alhambra Guided Tour with Tickets

Uncover the beauty of the millenary city, Granada, with the help of a local guide.  Visit some of the most emblematic monuments including the Alhambra – the palatial home of the ancient Arabic royalty. A monumental sight, the complex incorporates El Generalife, the summer residence of the sultans, the Nasrid palaces and La Alcazaba, which served as the military zone of the citadel. While absorbing the architecture your designated guide will fill you in on the intricate history of this legendary location.

Granada: Albaicin & Sacromonte Guided Walking Tour

9. Granada: Albaicin & Sacromonte Guided Walking Tour

Travel through the centuries on this 2.5-hour walking tour of the most charismatic quarters of Granada: Albaicin and Sacromonte. Learn the history, legends and local culture, guided by an official tour guide. Visit the remains of the glorious dynasties that ruled the last Muslim kingdom of the Iberian Peninsula. Walls, gates, palaces and mosques await you. Starting from the city center, you'll wander the narrow alleys of the Albaicin – the Moorish quarter. Be amazed by the white houses and the flowered balconies. Continue into the Sacromonte, the "flamenco" quarter of Granada. Learn why people live in caves dug into the mountains here, and why Gypsies chose this place centuries ago as their settlement.

Granada: Los Cahorros de Monachil Canyon Hiking Tour

10. Granada: Los Cahorros de Monachil Canyon Hiking Tour

This hiking route through the Cahorros de Monachil is one of the most beautiful and easiest to practice a few kilometers from the city of Granada. We will meet at the established time in the Plaza del Professor Fontboté. Once the introductions have been made, we will get into the van and leave Granada behind to head for the Sierra Nevada National Park, where we will begin the activity, it is a 20-minute trip. This 6.5 kilometer hiking trail is perfect for most people as it does not require much physical ability. Los Cahorros is a highly appreciated route among hikers, who have found a natural paradise in this area. In most of the towns of the Sierra Nevada National Park, hiking is usually practiced, Monachil being one of these routes that, due to its great beauty and easy route, is ideal for doing it with the family, which has earned it a prominent place. It is a path where hanging bridges are crossed and little by little you discover what this special route hides, as well as its incredible views, waterfalls and tunnels. This path will take you through some of the most spectacular landscapes in Andalusia. Important information: To follow this path skill and agility are necessary, since there are narrow sections and places where we have to walk crouched. Not suitable for people with reduced mobility. We recommend that you come with a backpack to transport your objects and your water, since during the walk it is essential to have your hands free. In the summer months: July and August, the activity will start early at 8:30 am. due to the heat and for our safety.

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What are the best day trips and excursions from Granada?

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What people are saying about Granada

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 58,852 reviews

Amazing experience and definitely a must do. The water temperatures change vastly from one pool to the next. Felt revived and relaxed after a week of traveling and walking all over Spain.

It was an amazing experience getting to try all of the local wines and foods of Granada and Spain! Amazing tour guide and would highly recommend this to any travelers!

Loved the performance and theatrical aspects of this show. The gentleman playing the guitar was amazing!

Stopped everywhere you would want while giving you an overview of the diferrent neighborhoods

The Alhambra is an exceptional monument. Well worth a visit.