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Top 10 Best Things to do in Granada, Spain

Granada Tourist Attractions, Activities, and Best Places to Visit in Granada

Bucket List: What are the Top Tourist Attractions 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. Its historical yet timeless beauty inspires and mesmerizes today’s tourists.

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 are 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 it! 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 are a remarkable ski area for 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 caliber mountains and seeing nature at its best is one of the best reasons to visit this beautiful city’s outskirts.

Visit the Ancient Arab Baths at the Bañuelo

These well-preserved baths from the 11th century at the Alhambra foot will remind us of what luxurious bathing looked like in the olden times. The way of the past piques interest and fascination.

If you get inspired by the past or 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, many Catholic kings’ toms 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,” a scrumptious baked potato stuffed with spicy minced meat. You can also pick the delectable “ppirrana,” 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 and 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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Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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