Alhambra, Albayzin, Granada Cathedral, Plaza Nueva and go back in those long lost times. Vacationing on a tight budget? Then stay at one of the reasonable but vibrant hostels. The most prominent ones being the Nest Hostel and Oasis Backpackers Hostel. Other major attractions also include Sierra Nevada Ski Station, Alpujarras, Sacromonte and Ac Palacio De Santa Paula.
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#1 of 88 Things to do in Granada | Added 26740 times in trip plans
Historical Site, Palace, Family And Kids, Architecture
Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain
08:30 am - 02:30 pm
The Alhambra palace has seen many rulers during its lifetime and even though much of the palace still remains untouched, many of its historic objects, building elements and stories are now a part of the Museum of Alhambra located in the Palacio de Carlos V.
The museum prides itself for some of the best collection of Spanish-Moorish Art and Nasrid A...
#2 of 88 Things to do in Granada | Added 20612 times in trip plans
Garden, Historical Site, Leisure, Family And Kids, Architecture , Fountain
18009 Granada, Spain
08:30 am - 06:00 pm
Though right next to the Alhambra, the Generalife is considered to be a different structure altogether, mostly because it had a different purpose. The Alhambra was a palace that had living quarters and places for the palace business. The Generalife was built in the early 14th century with one purpose, to get away from it all, especially during the ...
#3 of 88 Things to do in Granada | Added 17351 times in trip plans
View Point, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Streets
Espaldas de San Nicolas, 9, 18010 Granada, Spain
The view: that’s all that matters here. It’s quite a walk from the town, but the end result is more than worth it. Twisted, narrow and cobbled streets will lead you to fantastic views of Alhambra (a palace and fortress complex) and the city of Granada. There’s really only two times to visit: sunrise or sunset. If you’r...
#4 of 88 Things to do in Granada | Added 20336 times in trip plans
Walking Area, Historical Site, Neighborhoods
On the hillside opposite the Alhambra, Granada, Spain
Even in small cities and towns each district has its own flavour, usually marked with its distinct inhabitants, local commerce or architecture. Famous examples include New Orleans’ French Quarter and Antwerp’s famous diamond district. Albayzin, a district in Granada, belongs on the same list as those distinguished districts; an opinion ...
#5 of 88 Things to do in Granada | Added 13514 times in trip plans
Children Museum, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Ecological Reserve
Av. de la Ciencia, s/n, 18006 Granada, Spain
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
Travelling can be a headache for families with children. The itinerary can be very difficult to plan; one cannot overwhelm the tiny ones with a never ending parade of historical sites and art museums. Equal importance needs to be given to fun and entertainment. The Science Park in Granada is one ideal place that is a wonderful experience for kids a...
#6 of 88 Things to do in Granada | Added 15960 times in trip plans
Religious Site, Neighborhoods
Sacromonte, 18010 Granada, Spain
Yet another noteworthy neighbourhood, this one is known more for its people than the architecture. This hilly area is called Sacromonte, which translates to “sacred mount”, and it is named after the Sacromonte Abbey which was built in 1600. But its origins date back to Roman times, where mines were cut into the hillside. These subsequen...
#7 of 88 Things to do in Granada | Added 13637 times in trip plans
Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral
Calle Gran Vía de Colón, 5, 18001 Granada, Spain
10:45 am - 08:00 pm
Granada is not just home to one of the finest examples of Moorish architecture with the Alhambra; it also has the very first architecture of the Spanish renaissance with the Granada Cathedral. Another interesting fact about the cathedral is that it took a hundred and eighty one years for it to be completed. Guess people were willing to wait much lo...
#8 of 88 Things to do in Granada | Added 6432 times in trip plans
Palace, Family And Kids, Architecture
Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain
08:30 am - 11:30 pm
The Palacios Nazaries is the crown jewel of Alhambra and offers a peek into the royal residential palace. The Moorish architecture with stunning Stuccowork, carved wooden celling and ‘muqarnas’ compliments the lavish furnishings. The ‘Patio del Cuarto Dorado’ was where the rulers addressed the audience while the Palacio de C...
#9 of 88 Things to do in Granada | Added 2180 times in trip plans
Family And Kids, Arts And Crafts
Calle San Juan de Dios, 15, 18001 Granada, Spain
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
Decorated and embellished with fine gold decor, stunning art work, beautiful paintings and a ‘larger-than-life’ ambience, the Basilica de San Juan de Dios is a treat for art lovers, history enthusiasts and anyone who wants to witness its sheer grandeur.
Every inch of the basilica has a story to tell and frames the main alter to literall...
#10 of 88 Things to do in Granada | Added 14196 times in trip plans
Walking Area, Family And Kids, Streets
Carrera del Darro, 18010 Granada, Spain
Romance. That one word sums up the entire experience of this scenic and historic walk. It’s leafy, quaint, clean and absolutely charming. Little shoppes and cafes line up the entire walk from Plaza Nueva to the Alhambra. It’s always teeming with people, but rarely noisy. The architecture is wonderful all along and little bridges co...
#11 of 88 Things to do in Granada | Added 15480 times in trip plans
Church, Religious Site, Architecture
CalleOficios, S/N, 18001 Granada, Spain
10:15 am - 07:30 pm
The Royal Chapel of Granada was built on the orders of the rulers of Spain who wished to be buried here. Ferdinand and Isabel, perhaps the most famous of Spanish monarchs, rest here. Built in Isabelline style (a version of Gothic), the chapel is an intriguing mix of opulence and simplicity. Artwork by several masters (Botticelli, Memling, Bouts) ad...
#12 of 88 Things to do in Granada | Added 4837 times in trip plans
Family And Kids, Archaeological Site
Calle Oficios, 14, 18001 Granada, Spain
10:30 am - 07:45 pm
A mosque school established by the Nasrid monarch Yusuf I in the mid 14th century, the Palacio de la Madraza is where may renowned teachers have taught and many students have grown to be popular icons.
The university is believed to be constructed on the grounds of an older building dating back to the 11th century and many excavations here have adde...
#13 of 88 Things to do in Granada | Added 4831 times in trip plans
Family And Kids, Neighborhoods
Paseo del Padre Manjón, 3, 18010 Granada, Spain
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The small neighbourhood beginning at the Bridge of the Chirimias was the place where major festivals and feasts took place until the 19th century. Today, the place is surrounded by a number of shops and restaurants and offers a fabulous view of Alhambra.
The fountain in the middle of the Paseo dates back to the early 17th century and compliments th...
The Saint Jerome Monastery is a Roman Catholic church in Granada and is cherished for its Renaissance architecture. The architect in charge of the church was the sculptor Diego de Siloé who designed the stunning alter with statues and paintings that cover the space from the floor to the ceiling.
The art-work is the highlight of the Monastery...
#15 of 88 Things to do in Granada | Added 2911 times in trip plans
Mosque, Religious Site, Family And Kids
Plaza de San Nicolás, s/n, 18010 Granada, Spain
11:00 am - 08:00 pm
The second mosque built in Granada after the initial one was built in the late 15th century, the Mezquita Mayor de Granada offers lectures, Arabic classes, exhibitions and courses on Islam. The mosque consist of a prayer hall, the surrounding gardens and the Islamic studies centre and library.
Visit the place to learn about the beautiful culture an...