Granada Bucket List: Top 10 Best Things to do in Granada, Spain

Granada Tourist Attractions, Best Activities to do, and places to see in Granada

Alhambra Palace Sunset

What are the top tourist attractions to visit in Granada, Spain

You’ll find the city of Granada in Southern Spain. Many tourists have fallen under its spellbinding beauty and culture. If you want to know more, seeing Granada personally will prove to be one of your best experiences. Be enchanted by Spain’s jewel as you do at least these eight things in this stunning city:

Stroll at the world-famous fortress in Alhambra

Beautiful Palace in Granada Spain by Austin Gardner via Unsplash
Beautiful Palace in Granada Spain by Austin Gardner via Unsplash
Alhambra Palace Sunset
Alhambra Palace Sunset

Alhambra is a palace and complex vast enough to have beautiful gardens and magnificent views. It showcases the best of Arabian art and architecture during its time. It’s historical, yet timeless beauty continues to inspire and mesmerize the tourists of today.

Take a picture with pretty Arabian houses in the backdrop.

Arab Houses in Granada
Arab Houses in Granada

On a hillside adjacent to the famous Alhambra is the narrow streets of Albaycin. If you see red minibusses, you can alight at Plaza Isabel Catolica, and you’ll reach this pretty town clad in lovely and exciting sights. Here, you will see a little bit of the Middle East. The stunning architecture on the whitewashed Arab houses will give you no less than exciting photos and picture-perfect memories.

Watch a flamenco show at Sacromonte

flamenco show at Sacromonte
flamenco show at Sacromonte

Near Albaycin, you’ll find the jewel that is Sacromonte. If you’re up for a great find at around 9 pm, you’ve got to see this place! It is famous for its historical gypsy caves, flamenco shows, and an authentic taste of Spain, which opens at night time. You can get a great deal if you combine your dinner and ticket reservations. Make sure you’re dressed comfortably because most tourists end up dancing to traditional Spanish music.

Skii at the Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada in Granada
The Sierra Nevada in Granada

The snow-capped mountains of Sierra Nevada is a remarkable ski area to Spaniards. With 16 mountain tops that are all more than 3,000 meters in height, it earned its second-highest mountain range title in the world. The thrill of skiing in calibre mountains and seeing nature at its best is one of the best reasons to visit the outskirts of this beautiful city.

Visit the Ancient Arab Baths at the Bañuelo

These well-preserved baths from the 11th century at the foot of the Alhambra will remind of what luxurious bathing looked like in the olden times. The way of the past pique interest and fascination. If you get inspired by the past, or you want to see something unique, this is undoubtedly the place for you. Make sure you reserve your morning for this because they are only open for viewing at the a.m.

Find peace and calm at the Granada Cathedral.

Metropolitan Cathedral of the Incarnation in Granada
Metropolitan Cathedral of the Incarnation in Granada

One of the most heavenly and beautiful cathedrals you can visit is at the heart of Granada. It is both an altarpiece and a masterpiece. If you’re up for a unique find, the toms of many Catholic kings can be found in this church’s burial chamber.

Spend a day at La Cartuja Monastery

La Cartuja Monastery
La Cartuja Monastery

As you enter the monastery, an exquisite patio will welcome you. Once inside, you will be dazzled by the intricate workmanship that showcases quality Baroque design. This chapel is rich in fascinating paintings and sculptures that will surely prove to be unforgettable.

Drink like you’ve never before

Granada is famous for its local bars offering only world-class cuisine. If you love beers or wines, tapas is one for your books! Tapas or tapiyas are snacks that perfectly go with your chosen alcoholic drink. A popular option is called “la bomba” which is a scrumptious baked potato stuffed with spicy minced meat. You can also pick the delectable “ppirrana,” which is a nutritious salad of cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, and onions.

Places to eat and drink in Granada
Places to eat and drink in Granada

A vacation to Granada in Spain is unlike any trip you’ve had before. Make sure you maximize your days off and keep an open mind. Embrace its vibrant culture, and the holiday experience will change you forever.

Granada Travel and Tour Packages

To help you plan out your visit to Granada, we have here an itinerary guide that will point you to the best Granada travel and tour packages, as well as excellent flight deals and accommodation.

Tripadvisor has a list of the best Granada Spain vacation packages. You may check out Airbnb listings in Granada for cheap but high-quality accommodation.

Searching for the best Granada hotels, resorts, and affordable flights in the nearby Cities? Check out our list of affordable Granada hotels and resorts via Agoda, or you may also see available Airbnb properties in the city.

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