Leisure Activities in Granada

All year round, leisure activities in Granada provide a wide range of options for every age group. Granada is loaded with lavish shopping areas, resorts, restaurants, and spas that ensure that your trip to Granada is hassle-free. From a convincing landscape and outdoor to some world-class stay options and facilities, Granada packs an incredible amount of diversity in the luxury activities it offers. So be it a family vacation, a friends reunion or a solo trip to feed your wanderlust, these activities in Granada are a must try for a leisurely vacation!

Let's explore our list of recreational & leisure places in Granada:

  1. Generalife

    4.8 (2358 Votes)

    Historical Site, Palace, Leisure, Architecture

    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 hot summer months. Visiting the gardens of the ...Read more
  2. Albayzin

    Walking Area, Historical Site, Neighborhoods

    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 shared by UNESCO as it was declared a World Her...Read more
  3. Plaza Nueva

    Historical Site, Plaza, Architecture

    Plazas around the world have a history of their own. As they are open spaces one is right to think that a plazas charm comes from the buildings boxing it in, but not its history. A plaza's history comes from what took place in it. Its central location and space meant that the Plaza Nueva played host to tournaments, games, bullfights and even public executions making it one of the most important...Read more
  4. Puerta De Elvira

    4.4 (52 Votes)
    Puerta De Elvira

    Walking Area, Historical Site

    The Puerta de Elvira is one of the oldest gates in Granada and was declared a property of Cultural interest in the late 19th century. Throughout its history, the gates has undergone many transformation- a prominent change being done during the reign of Yusuf I of the dynasty Nazari when it was used to communicate with Alhacaba and Calle Elvira. The gate consist of high arches made from bricks a...Read more
  5. Calle Acera Del Darro

    Walking Area, Food And Drinks, Neighborhoods , Streets

    The Acera del Darro is named after the river Darro and is one of the busiest neighbourhoods in the city. The street is a popular spot for the shops and eateries around the place. The sidewalks, along with the view of the river, are rather pleasant-especially in the evenings. Don’t forget to take some time and click a few photographs as you explore the street and the historic buildings tha...Read more
  6. Cuarto Real De Santo Domingo


    The Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo was originally owned by Arab Queens but was later bought by Catholic Kings. The lavish gardens and the entrance of the place that says ‘God is One’ in Arabic is part of the charm of the place and welcomes you to a peek into Granada’s history. The place consist of three balconies with a view and a central suspended arc but the ornaments and insc...Read more
  7. Museo Caja Granada Memoria De Andalucia

    Museum, Exhibition

    The Museo Caja Granada Memoria de Andalucia offers a warped time zone where you can linger on to explore the Roman Andalusia, Andalusia, and the  Al-Andalus cultures. Andalusia is a historical nationality in Spain that was established as an autonomous community in the country. The museum gives you information on the culture, way of life, geography(from Pangea to the contemporary geography)...Read more
  8. Museo Casa De Los Tiros De Granada

    Museum, Architecture , Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    The Museo Casa de Los Tiros de Granada has a collection of rare paintings that date from the 17th to the 19th century along with Baroque sculptures, ceramics, textiles and antique furniture. The collection also includes historic Photographs of the city, various engravings and documented archives. The highlight of the museum is its collection of Washington Irving, the industrial arts exhibits an...Read more
  9. Museo Sefardi De Granada

    Museum, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    The Museo Sefardi de Granada offers the Jewish history of Spain by displaying cultural facts, religious artefacts, texts and other information. The torture devices are hard to digest and can be pretty graphic. The on-ground library gives a limitless account of the Jewish culture and heritage and if you love books, you will love explore the books here. The exhibit dedicated to the Jewish mothers...Read more
  10. Palacio De Alcazar Genil

    Walking Area, Architecture

    The Palacio de Alcazar Genil was the place where the last Moorish king- Boabdil, handed the keys of the city to the Catholic Monarchs in the late 15th century. Take a walk here to see the inscriptions from the Holy Koran take form on the building and timeless architecture that looks deceptively modern while still oozing one of the most iconic incidents in Granada. The tour of the place even tho...Read more
  11. Barrio De Albaicin

    View Point, Walking Area, Neighborhoods

    The Barrio de Albaicin preserves the Medieval-Moorish history of Granada and was declared a world heritage site in 1984. The small, narrow winding streets that take you through the small hill has many lookout points that give a fabulous view of the city-scape. The Ziri wall, Fajalauza door, Puerta de Elvira, Church of San Cristobal (with the viewpoint), Minaret of Almorabitun, Church of San Jua...Read more
  12. Mirador De San Nicolas

    View Point, Walking Area, Streets

    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’re an early morning person, then you might be ab...Read more
  13. Hammam Al Andalus Granada

    Leisure, Spa, Adults

    The beautiful city of Granada has a lot to offer to the tourists. While you are traveling in the city, you will come across this wonderful place called Hammam Al Andalus Granada that will give you an ultimate relaxation. Famous for its Arab baths, Hammam has different branches in Granada, Cordoba, Madrid, and Malaga. The idea basically emerged from the ancient Rome and has an ancient Andalusian...Read more
  14. Alcaiceria

    4.4 (90 Votes)

    Market, Street Market, Streets, Souvenir Shop

    The Alcaiceria was an Arabic market place that was destroyed in 1843. Today, the intimate streets wind around a flood of shops that sell a range of souvenirs, locally made crafts, wooden furniture and décor and other collectibles. The granadino farolas (stained glass lamps) steal the show and make for the perfect gift for loved ones back home while the Alcaicerías stalls that sell...Read more
  15. Palacio De Congresos

    Entertainment, Convention Center

    Be it a corporate meeting or a concert, the Palacio De Congresos on the banks of the river Genil will be a suitable place to make the event successful. Among the 28 auditoriums, this convention center is most popular with the Federeico Garcia Lorca Room and the Manuel de Falla Room. While the Federico Garcia Lorca Room is equipped with two thousand theatre seats and a thousand school spaces, th...Read more