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Granada Visitor information

Mirador San Nicolás, is the place to go for a perfect view of the Alhambra with the snow peaked mountains of Sierra Nevada in its background, and great for exploring the cobbled streets of Granada and getting a feel of its culture.

In the City Centre you will find many restaurants and bars to choose from, and a variety of Tapas Bars.  

Discover the finest Renaissance church in Spain, The Cathedral of Santa Maria de la Encarnacion with a splendid interior and surrounded by many other chapels with many sculptures. 

Throughout the year, Granada hosts many Religious Events and Festivals, celebrating and parading through the streets of the City. 

Visit the Alcaiceria which is a traditional Arab recreational Market of the Old Moorish that lived here. It's on the street of Calle de la Alcaiceria, with a maze of narrow streets perfect for finding a souvenir. 

During the months of June and July, you can enjoy the International Festival of music and dance which showcases the city's rich cultural heritage.  

Travel 

Federico García Lorca Granada Airport is the closest international Airport, you can get into Granada City either by bus which takes around 45 minutes, or by taxi which takes 20 minutes. 

The simplest way to get around Granada is to Walk, there are many streets to explore. However, you can also get around by bicycle for a faster way, there are numerous places to hire bikes.

There is a hop on hop off train, running from 9:30am – 19:30pm and runs every 20 minutes.  

There are many Taxi ranks around the city and you can find the Bus station at Avenida de Juan Pablo II, 3km northwest of the Centre. 

A fun and unique way of exploring the city is by Segway, many companies can offer a tour around the area. 

Popular Locations Nearby 

Granada to Malaga – 1 hr 40 mins by car or 1hr 50 mins by Bus. 

Granada to Jaen – 1hr by car or 1hr 15mins by Bus.

Granada to Seville – 2hrs 40 mins by car or 2hrs 20 mins by Train AVE

History of Granada

Granada is most famous for the Alhambra, an Arab citadel and palace, the most famous building of the Islamic historical legacy. 

The Alhambra complex is made up of 4 groups of buildings: 

  • The Alcazaba which is a 13th century Moorish Fortress. 
  • The Nasrid Palaces
  • The Palace of Charles V which was built in the 16th Century
  • The Generalife is a Moorish garden filled with patios, fountains, and lots of flowers overlooking the mountains and the area of Alhambra.  

Granada is also known for its university with 5 different campuses in the city. 

There are many historic and monumental buildings to visit, such as the Abadia del Sacromonte, which has a church, courtyard and caves located at the top of Sacromonte Hill. 

The San Jeronimo Monastery is just one of the Monasteries amongst a few, this one has an incredible decoration in the interior, and a big courtyard. 

In the 11th century the Castle of Alhambra was developed as a walled town which was used as a stronghold by the Military who dominated the whole city. In the 13th Century the Alhambra became a palace, with the arrival of the first monarch of the Nasrid Dynasty. 

In the 11th Century, Banuelo was built which is one of the oldest and best preserved Arab Public Baths in Spain. 

In the 16th Century the construction of the Cathedral of Granada was built over the Nasrid Great Mosque, in the Centre of the city.

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