7 things to see in Granada
Granada is one of the most stunning cities in Spain. It’s difficult to find a place like it, where different traditions, rhythms and colours come together in perfect harmony. Granada offers its visitors a multitude of things to see and amazing places where you can really sense the mix of cultures. Here are seven things to see in Granada.
1. The Alhambra
This architectural wonder will make you travel to the Nasrid kingdom and soak up years and years of history. Open your eyes and don’t miss anything!
The true beauty is hidden inside the walls of the fort, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1984. Some of the most stunning parts are the Alcazaba, spacious courtyards and the summer gardens of the Generalife. To ensure your visit to the Alhambra and avoid long queues, we recommend that you book your ticket in advance. You have two options:
Option A. Buy your ticket in advance online. You can do it by clicking here.
Option B. Book a guided tour here. Without a doubt, this is our favourite option, since you will enjoy the Alhambra much more with the explanations of the guide to know the incredible details of its history, anecdotes, appreciate its rich architecture and ornamentation.
2. “Tapas” - Free Food
You just have to order a drink in a bar. With every drink, they will serve you a free Tapa.The selection of tapas is varied, although sometimes the tapas is the chef’s specialty or a special of the day.
3. Paseo de los Tristes and the Albaicin neighbourhood
If you like exploring the city by foot, walk through the mythical “Paseo de los Tristes” where you can enjoy the Albaicín neighbourhood. In this neighbourhood you will discover corners full of charm and beautiful views of the Alhambra that you cannot stop taking photos. Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes as there many slopes and stairs!
A professional guide will take you through the most emblematic corners on a journey through history, anecdotes, architecture, that you cannot miss. You can check the information and book your tour by clicking here.
4. Mirador of San Nicolas
This is the place where you can see stunning views of the Alhambra as well as gypsies dancing and playing Flamenco. You cannot leave Granada without seeing this view!
5. The Cathedral of Granada and Royal Chapel
The Cathedral of the Incarnation of Granada is another monument to see. It is one of the most outstanding works of the Spanish Renaissance. Next to the Cathedral is the Royal Chapel, famous for housing the tombs of the Catholic Monarchs. The ticket price is 5€ for each and you can visit it for free if you book the ticket through this website. (Free for the Cathedral on Sundays and Royal Chapel on Wednesdays.)
6. Flamenco in Sacromonte
The Sacromonte area is a labyrinth of steep streets that surround the mound of white houses and their Mauritian-style decoration. This area actually is the birthplace of flamenco. The unique houses in the town are inside caves and it is here where flamenco shows take place. If you want to immerse yourself in the roots of flamenco and visit this traditional neighbourhood accompanied by a professional guide who will tell you the best anecdotes and stories of the neighbourhood.
7. Relax and disconnect in the Hammam Al Ándalus Arab baths
The Hammam Al Ándalus Arab Baths are located in a 13th-century house. Its Nasrid-style decoration will make you travel through history while relaxing your body in its hot springs of different temperatures that recreate the structure of the original Andalusian Hammam.
With the HI membership Card you get a 15% discount at the Hamman al Ándalus. Find out about how to get a discount by clicking here.
Where to stay in Granada?
Are you ready to book a trip to Granada? We have a lovely hostel, Hostel Inturjoven Granada. In it you will find single, double, triple and quadruple rooms. All with private bathroom and as always at the best price. Find out and book by clicking here.