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
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.
- Carry bottled drinking water and snacks.
- Do wear sturdy shoes for the hike.
- Wearing sunscreen will help to protect from the sun.
- For timings of the church, visit the official website.
- By Bus: Andarax 35-Carmenes San Miguel
- By Taxi
- On Foot
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7.36% 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
The best wiewpoint to look to Alhambra and the whole city.
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.
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.
Fantastic sunset and views over the valleys