Granada is one of the most
spectacular and important capital cities in Spain worthy of its culture, history
and monuments. Granada, also Spain’s last Moorish kingdom is located on the
south east part of Spain, by the Sierra Nevada mountains, in the
Costa del Sol of Andalusian region. The city was the meeting
point of Islamic and Christian cultures. The most emblematic and world famous
monument in the city is the Alhambra Palace which is also declared a
World Heritage Site. The Alhambra Palace is a must-see destination and city
breaks for all travelers and holidaymakers visiting Andalusia in their
holidays to Spain.
Granada offers numerous sights to visit and see.
Places of interest in Granada include; Alhambra, Albaicín, Plaza de San
Nicolás, Monastery of Santa Isabel la Real, Sacromonte, Casas de El Chapiz,
School of Arabic Studies, Palace of Los Córdova, Carrera del Darro, Paseo de los
Tristes, El Bañuelo (Moorish baths), Plaza Nueva, Royal Chancery, Church of
Santa Ana, Gran Vía de Colón, Corral del Carbón, Plaza de Bib-rambla, Alcaicería,
Palace of La Madraza, Capilla Real (Royal Chapel), Cathedral, Hospital Real,
Monastery of La Cartuja and Generalife.
Top 10 Attractions & Best
Things to Do & See in Granada
- World famous Alhambra Palace is one of the most visited place in Spain. A
must see. "Alhambra" which means "red", takes its name after its red-brown
bricked outer walls. Alhambra is situated on a heavenly nature. It rises
through the deep straight of Darra River.
Mirador de San Nicolás
(San Nicolás Viewpoint) - The spectacular landscape of the Alhambra is
great and a must.
El Albaicín - It is
the old Arab Quarter that located on one of Granada's two hills. Strolling
by the narrow streets and taking the tour of the quarter is a great
Granada Cathedral -
The gothic cathedral in the heart of Granada is magnificent and worth a
Generalife - Famous
with its beautiful gardens, pathways, patios and pools. It is one of
the best places to see during the Alhambra Palace visit.
- The chapel of the kingdom and one of the Granada’s favorite buildings.
Also known as Royal Chapel, it is the resting place of Ferdinand and
Museo Arqueologico -
Archaeological Museum of Granada.
Corral del Carbon -
Handicraft shops worth a visit.
Tapas Tours - Enjoy
the tapas bars around Plaza Nueva and Campo del Principe.
- A flamenco night in the caves of Sacramonte is a must.
Nearby attractions and excursions
from Granada include; skiing in the Sierra Nevada mountains in winter or
a daily trip to Alpujarras. Cordoba,
Seville are the other world
famous cities nearby Granada worth to visit. Granada International Festival
of Music from June to July, Sonar Music festival in June and Dance
and the festivals during Semana Santa (Holy Week) are also one of the
best cultural attractions of Granada.
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great tastes of the Andalusian cuisine to its visitors. Most restaurants are
situated in the city center, southeast of Granada Cathedral and in the the
Albaicín area. The restaurants with the Alhambra view are popular such as Huerto
de Juan Ranas and the Mirador de Aixa. There are numerous quality Tapas bars and restaurants lined up along
the Plaza Campo del Príncipe and C/Navas. Bodega Espadafor, Bodegas Castañeda
and Cunini are the more preferred tapas bars.
Granada offers variety of
shopping opportunities. Fine guitars and handmade Fajalauza pottery
are the best shopping items in Granada. Spanish guitar makers of Granada are world-renowned. Jarapas from Alpujarras are an attraction for the travelers. The Alcaicería of
Granada is the best place to purchase taracea, marquetry of Arab origin. Pottery
and cabinet making are also great items to buy.