Granada is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Here you have the best tips to make the most of it!
If you are planning a trip to Granada, is a perfect plan for a weekend. a must-see places you can’t miss.
If, on the other hand, you’ve arrived here by chance and you are in another place like Malaga, Cadiz or Jaen, you are really close.
Keep reading! We are sure that after seeing all the wonders of the city you will be encouraged to organise at least a weekend getaway to Granada.
1. The Alhambra
I’m sure you’ve heard of it hundreds of times… Still, the Alhambra is at the top of the list.
This architectural marvel will make you travel back to the Nasrid kingdom and soak up years and years of history. Open your eyes and don’t miss anything! The Generalife, the Alcazaba, the Palace of Charles V, the Nasrid Palaces… It is undoubtedly a marvel to delight all your senses: its visual harmony, its smells, the sound of the water.
It is the most visited monument in Spain, and since 1984 it has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List. To ensure your visit to the Alhambra and avoid long queues, we recommend that you book your ticket in advance.
You can get your tickes by clicking here.
2. Tapas in Granada
After having spent the whole morning in the Alhambra cultivating your senses of sight, smell and hearing, you will still have a debt to pay to your sense of taste… What better than some tapas to recharge your batteries!
Granada’s tapas are world famous. For every drink you order, you’ll get a free tapa. In some bars you can choose your own tapa, while in others you don’t have the choice. In any case… Tapas in Granada is always a good plan! With three or four tapas you can have lunch or dinner.
You can have tapas “por libre” without any problem in the bars in the centre of the city. If you wish, there is also the option of taking a Tapas Tour around Granada.
3. Paseo de los Tristes and the Albaicín neighbourhood
From the centre we recommend you to walk along the mythical Paseo de los Tristes and get lost in the Albaicín neighbourhood. This is one of the most typical neighbourhoods in Granada, so take your camera with you! In this neighbourhood you will discover corners full of charm, as well as beautiful views of the Alhambra that you won’t be able to stop photographing. We also recommend you wear comfortable shoes (when you walk up the steep slopes you’ll understand why).
If you want to learn more about the history of the Albaicín and make the most of your weekend getaway to Granada, we recommend opting for a guided tour. A professional guide will take you through the most emblematic corners of the Albaicín, giving you a tour of the history, anecdotes, architecture, etc. that you can’t miss. You can consult the information and book your tour by clicking here .
4. The Mirador de San Nicolás
This is one of the most magical places to watch the sunset.
What better plan than to contemplate a panoramic view of the Alhambra with the sunset? The views are spectacular and the atmosphere in the square is wonderful. Without any doubt, this is a must on your weekend getaway to Granada.
5. Granada Cathedral and Royal Chapel
The Cathedral of the Incarnation of Granada is another monument that you cannot miss. It is one of the most outstanding works of the Spanish Renaissance. The entrance fee is 5€ and on Sundays you can visit it for free after booking your ticket through this website.
Next to the Cathedral is the Royal Chapel, famous for housing the tombs of the Catholic Monarchs. Like the Cathedral, the entrance fee to the Chapel is 5€, although on Wednesday afternoons you can visit it for free if you book in advance here.
A good option to get to know the main Christian monuments of Granada is to book a guided tour of the city which, in addition to having a guide who will explain all the details of the history and architecture of the city, also includes the entrances and explanations of the Cathedral, the Royal Chapel and also the Cartuja Monastery. Find out more and book your tour here.
6. The Sacromonte quarter
You cannot understand Granada without visiting the Sacromonte neighbourhood and its Sacromonte Abbey. If you want to immerse yourself in the roots of flamenco and walk through this traditional neighbourhood accompanied by a professional guide who will tell you the best anecdotes and stories of the neighbourhood, you can book this tour, which also includes admission to a flamenco show in one of the Sacromonte’s tablaos. Find out more and book it here.
7. The Hammam, Al Ándalus Arab baths
There is no better way to end the day than relaxing in some Arab baths. A visit to the Hammam Al Ándalus in Granada is a must on your weekend getaway to Granada. The Hammam Al Ándalus Arab baths are located in a 13th century house. Its Nasrid-style decoration will take you on a journey through history while you relax your body in its thermal baths of different temperatures that recreate the structure of the original Andalusian Hammam. In addition, if you wish, you can also enjoy its incredible relaxing massages that, thanks to its essential oils, will leave your skin soft and relaxed.