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Granada: Sunset Walking Tour in Albaicín & Sacromonte

1. 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: City Center, Cathedral, Capilla, and Madraza Tour

2. Granada: City Center, Cathedral, Capilla, and Madraza Tour

You will start in Plaza Nueva, admiring one of the constructions that changed the physiognomy of the city the most. You will also astonish yourself with the Real Chancillería, which was the highest court of appeal of the Corona de Castilla. Follow that, admire the Plaza Nueva, the church of Santa Ana, and the Pilar del Toro, each of them being a part of one of the most important places of today’s Granada. You will walk down the Darro riverbed to see the old Al-Funduq (Corral del Carbón), one of the few Muslim buildings of commercial use that are still preserved. Following that, stroll through its streets, visiting the old silk market where thousands of stalls will intoxicate your senses with their colors and smells. Later on you will visit the Madraza, founded by Yusuf I in 1349. You will then proceed to enter inside the Capilla Real, where the Reyes Católicos chose to be buried in order to leave a permanent reminder of the hard work they had to do to win this city back. Towards the latter end of your tour you will visit the cathedral, which began to be built by Emperor Charles V.

Granada: Albaicín, Sacromonte & Museum of Caves Walking Tour

3. Granada: Albaicín, Sacromonte & Museum of Caves Walking Tour

Visit some of the most emblematic quarters of Granada. No trip to Granada is complete without having visited the Albaicín and Sacromonte. The tour will 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 and more. You will then head to the Sacromonte Quarter, which contains more than 3,000 caves and panoramic views from hidden areas. Here you will get to know and understand gypsy culture in the Museo de las Cuevas, a place that demonstrates their history through legends and flamenco dancing. Your tour will also pass through principle Granada sites such as the Plaza Nueva, Placeta de San Gregorio and Casa Enrique Morente, all of which are prone for ideal photo opportunities.

Granada: Albayzin and Sacromonte Walking Tour

4. Granada: Albayzin and Sacromonte Walking Tour

Explore the Islamic quarter and historic Sacromonte neighborhood of Granada on a 2.5-hour walking tour. Walk between the narrow streets of the Albayzín, and admire the culture of the gypsies in the stunning caves of Sacromonte. Departing from the central Plaza Nueva, learn the history of Granada, a city which has been a hotbed of art and architecture since the 11th century. Explore Albayzín, considered one of the city’s most delightful neighborhoods. This is the part of the city where the Spanish-Muslim architecture is at its most spectacular, and the views of the Alhambra are stunning. Discover the essence of Islamic Granada along a labyrinth of narrow streets. Discover Sacromonte and admire one of the best-known gypsy neighborhoods in Spain, and see the traditional caves where people still live, surrounded by nature and the culture and art of Andalucia. Admire the views of the city from a place where art, nature and heritage are their most attractive.

Granada: Walking Tour of Alhambra & Albaicin

5. Granada: Walking Tour of Alhambra & Albaicin

Enjoy a walking tour of the Alhambra fort and the historic Albaicin neighborhood. Explore the outstanding historical palace and fort complex of Alhambra in the company of a professional guide. Skip the line to Spain's most visited monument, and discover the history and art in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour includes the Nasrid Palaces, Generalife, Alcazaba, the palace of Charles V and the Hamman. Pause for lunch, and then join an afternoon tour of the historic Albaicin neighborhood. Your guide will take you on a walk back through the centuries, as you enjoy the viewpoint of San Nicolas, San Miguel Bajo square, and the hillside Sacromonte neighborhood.

Granada and Albaicín: Historical Private Tour

6. Granada and Albaicín: Historical Private Tour

Take a tour which covers a reasonable area of Granada. Your tour begins with a visit to the Royal Chapel, commissioned by the Catholic Monarchs and built in flamboyant Gothic style. Here you will find the mausoleums of Isabel and Ferdinand and their children Phillip "The Beautiful" and Joan "The Mad". The cathedral stands next to the chapel and is considered as the first Renaissance church in Spain. Marvel at the work of the brilliant façade of the Granada Cathedral- the local guide knows a lot about Granada's heritage and will tell you the Cathedral's history and its majestic significance. Your journey will continue to the old Moorish neighbourhood of Albaicín which is a characterful and historic UNESCO World Heritage site. There, you can wander the narrow streets before reaching the Mirador de San Nicolas. From here, you can experience the beauty and stunning views of the Alhambra, Granada and the Sierra Nevada. Experience a special atmosphere, discover the legends and hidden alleys and the typical houses called "Carmen"- rustic houses which preserve an Arabic architecture, surrounded by the fragrance of jasmine and rose. The tour will finish in Granada's historic centre at Plaza Nueva, the Pilar del Toro fountain and Santa Ana church.

From Seville: Day Trip to Granada with Alhambra Entry

7. From Seville: Day Trip to Granada with Alhambra Entry

In this tour, you will get to see just why the Alhambra is the most visited monument of Spain. Indeed it is probably the most important architectural structure of the Middle Ages and the finest example of Islamic art left in the Western world. Let yourself be taken in by its reddish walls (in Arabic, «qa'lat al-Hamra'» means Red Castle), the speaking walls covered with beautiful and extremely intricate ceramics and plasterwork, through which you will appreciate why the Alhambra is described as Granada's - and Europe's - love letter to Moorish culture. This is a day-trip from Seville to visit not only the Alhambra but also the old Moorish city of Granada, and the Albayzín quarter, declared UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994. You will get to experience the local culture and lifestyle in Granada, truly one of the best city´s in Spain for tapas. In our journey from Seville to Granada, you will enjoy the magnificant Andalusian countryside while learning all about its unique geography and history. Please, note that Alhambra tickets sell out quickly. To avoid disappointment, book ahead of time, either online or by phone. ITINERARY •We will depart from our meeting point in Seville •Arrival in Granada (travel time 3 hours) •Visit of the Alhambra (Nazaríes Palaces, Generalife Garden and Alcazaba) (aprox. 2 h 30') •We will find a spot for lunch according to your needs. The suggestions are Granada's tapas or Arabic food. Option 1: Visit the Albayzín quarter (around 2 hours). Please note that the Albayzín is situated on a hill and we will be climbing through its streets to see the following : oGate of Philippe V, oPlaza Nueva, oDarro River, oZafra house, oAljibe Moraima, oSan Nicolas square, oPlaza Larga, oSan Salvador square, oView to the Sacromonte oSan Nicolas viewing point oTeteria street Option 2: Visit the Royal Chapel and Visit the Cathedral (around 2 hours) •Travel back to Seville (travel time 2h 45'). Please note, timings are approximate.

Granada: Alhambra Tour for Chinese Speakers

8. Granada: Alhambra Tour for Chinese Speakers

Dare to discover the Alhambra as you never imagined with the full site at your fingertips. Waste no time waiting in line with your skip-the-line entrance, and enjoy access to the entire UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once inside, explore the enclosure with an official, Chinese-speaking guide who will explain everything in Chinese. Find out about the history of the Alhambra and its palaces, and marvel at the beauty of its gardens, the Alcazaba, the Generalife, and the Nasrid Palaces.

Granada: Private Fast-Track Alhambra and Albaicin Tour

9. Granada: Private Fast-Track Alhambra and Albaicin Tour

Skip the ticket lines to the most visited monument in Spain and discover one of the best examples of Islamic architecture in the world. Admire the palaces, gardens, and walls of the Alhambra and hidden Nasrid Palaces in Granada on a 5.5-hour tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built on Sabika Hill for the Nasrid Dynasty, the Alhambra was the most impressive fortified complex of Muslim Spain. Its walls still stand as testimony to the city's golden age. Enter the glorious Albaicín district to explore Granada’s most ancient quarter. Walk along narrow, cobblestone streets and admire balconies of stunning floral displays. Get breathtaking views of the Alhambra and see the mansions built for the Nasrid nobles in the 14th and 15th centuries. Benefit from a lunch break and time to digest an extraordinary period in Spanish history and art.

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What people are saying about Plaza Nueva, Granada

Excellent guided tour, complete and rich in history and culture. Very good guide, friendly, accessible, passionate and sharing. Albaicin and Sacramento are 2 beautiful discoveries. The visit without a guide would have been meaningless and meaningless. Thanks to our guide.

The guide (Francisco) was super good! He walked us through the plaes amd shared interesting facts! At the end he also recommended us dome local places, which is good when you want to avoid tourists traps

Excelente tour, nuestra guía Carmen fue estupenda, con mucho conocimiento y con muchísimas recomendaciones sobre la ciudad. Súper recomendable!

the views were great and lots of good information about history, flamenco and gypsies. happy I booked this.

well managed. knowledgeable guide- Juanita. Good experience overall