Ermita De San Miguel AltoCurrently Open
- Address: Calle Patio de la Alberca, 36, 18010 Albaicín, Granada, Spain
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: View Point, Family And Kids
Ermita De San Miguel Alto - Review
A small hike through the Calle Patio se la Alberca takes you this fabulous viewpoint that has the La Ermita de San Miguel Alto Church standing on top of the hill. The church was built in the 17th century on the grounds of a former Muslim tower.
The view of the Albaicin neighborhood, the famous Alhambra fortress and the distant mountains, is hard to beat and is the highlight of the hike.
Ermita De San Miguel Alto Information
- Carry bottled drinking water and snacks.
- Do wear sturdy shoes for the hike.
- Wearing sunscreen will help to protect from the sun.
Ermita De San Miguel Alto Hours
- For timings of the church, visit the official website.
How To reach Ermita De San Miguel Alto by Public Transport
- By Bus: Andarax 35-Carmenes San Miguel
- By Taxi
- On Foot
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Things to Know Before Visiting Ermita De San Miguel Alto
7.42% of people who visit Granada include Ermita De San Miguel Alto in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
42.5% of people start their Ermita De San Miguel Alto visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Ermita De San Miguel Alto
92.5% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ermita De San Miguel Alto
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Ermita De San Miguel Alto, Granada Reviews
Firstly, be warned: if you are walking and not driving, it is quite a steep walk, especially under the blazing hot sun. If you are not very comfortable with long inclines, take a bus or car. That said, the hike is 100% worth it. The church is quaint, having once been the site of a (supposed) Christian Chapel, over which one of the largest Nasrid defensive towers were built during the Middle Ages. Following Reconquista, the tower was demolished and rebuilt into a church, which was then destroyed by French troops centuries later. The church that stands here now was rebuilt with no attention to the older architectural style, thus it is relatively modern looking compared to many of the other sites. The view of Granada is amazing. You can see Alhambra and most of the city. I would even say it's a better view than from the Alhambra.
Such a nice place to be at night... You can see the whole city from there, it is worth the trip all the way up. There's also a nice fountain and a lot of walls to sit by, and it is surrounded by olive trees.
Wonderful view (sunset in particular) and a peak into how people live in the caves on the hill. Just please be respectful when walking around there and ask beforehand if you can take a look at their cave.
It is one of the best panoramic view point in Granada. It requires a quite long walk from downtown to the top. Parts of the way to reach this place is in a trail sadly full of stinky garbage and with a very poor illumination. Differently by other view points, like Mirador of S. Nicola, this is not a place in which I would go in the nighttime, definitely. The view from the top is stunning, really, but I feel it is not so safe to come here after the sunset.
The road is very easy and actually it is very nice to walk it all up. The view is so worth it. Along the way you can stop and admire the scenery but nothing beats the view from the top. The Church itself is nice.