Places To Visit In Granada

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1. Plaza Isabel la Catolica

Plaza Isabel la Catolica
4.5 /5

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Plaza Isabel la Catolica is situated at the intersection of the Calle Reyes Catolicos and Gran Via de Colon, the two grand boulevards of Granada. This small square at the intersection has a statue of Columbus with Queen Isabel. A beautiful fountain is present beside the statue.

2. Cathedral of Granada

Cathedral of Granada
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Built during the reign of Queen Isabella in the 16th century, the Granada Cathedral reflects the wealth and historical power of the Spanish. It is the perfect example for Spanish Renaissance style architecture. With beautiful white and gold interiors, this is one of the must visit destinations in Granada.

3. Royal Chapel

Royal Chapel
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The Royal Chapel houses the tombs of King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella I, the monarchs who conquered the city. Although built in the Gothic style of architecture, the tombs are made in Renaissance style. There is a museum inside the chapel as well.

4. Madraza Palace

Madraza Palace
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Also known as the Madraza de Granada or Yusufiyya, the Madraza Palace was a mosque school that was founded by Yusuf 1, the Nasrid monarch in 1349. Currently, it is a part of the University of Granada as well as the seat of Real Academia de Bellas Artes de Nuestra Senora de las Angustias.

5. La Alcaiceria

La Alcaiceria
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Originally the Moorish silk market under the Muslim's rule, the Alcaiceria is a set of narrow alleyways, located on the south of the Cathedral. Rebuilt in the 19th century, the present market has most of the souvenir stores under the Moorish archways and decorated walls.

6. Alhambra

Alhambra
3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
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places to visit in Granada

One of the most famous sights in Granada, Alhambra is a palace and a fortress built during the Nasrid reign. The palace has an Islamic architecture, from where one can get stunning panoramic views of the city.

7. Albaicn

Albaicn
3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
7 out of 11
places to visit in Granada

Albaicn is an ancient Muslim neighbourhood with narrow lanes, white washed buildings, Arabic shops and beautiful gardens. Situated on top of the hill, this place offers stunning views of the Alhambra and Granada. Dating back to the fourteenth century, Albaicn was built as a defensive town.

8. Sacromonte

Sacromonte
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1 km
from city center
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One of the neighbouring areas in Granada, the Sacromonte is located above Albaicn. There are a number of cave dwellings in this region, along with an interpretation centre which tells how the caves originated. One can have a brilliant view over Granada from the Mirador San Miguel Alto.

9. Cartuja Monastery

Cartuja Monastery
3.6 /5

2 km
from city center
9 out of 11
places to visit in Granada

A specimen of popular Baroque style of architecture, Cartuja Monastery was under construction in the 16th century, but it was completed three centuries later. There is a cloister garden in the entrance, followed by small rooms which have paintings of the martyrs. The single nave church in the compound is beautifully decorated.

10. Santo Domingo Church

Santo Domingo Church
3.5 /5

1 km
from city center
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places to visit in Granada

The Santo Domingo Church or the Plaza de Santo Domingo was founded by the Catholic kings in 1512. The church has a beautiful stone portico entrance and an impressive bell tower inside. The interiors are made stunning by the high ceilings, domed sanctuary and the artworks.

11. Hammam

Hammam
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Hammams are similar to the modern day spas, which are reconstructed in the form of ancient Muslim baths, which an Arabic ambience and decoration, providing bath and massage services to the tourists.

FAQs on Granada

How can I commute within Granada?

Most of the places in Granada are located within the walking distance of the central Granada. Walking is the best way to explore the city on foot, though it can be a bit confusing at times. There are also local buses that cover most of the major sights around the city. Travelling in the city by car must be avoided as it is a mess of one way narrow streets, quite easy to get lost.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Granada?

The top sightseeing places in Granada are Plaza Isabel la Catolica, Cathedral of Granada, Royal Chapel, Madraza Palace, La Alcaiceria, Alhambra.

What are the top activities in Granada?

The top activities in Granada are Granada Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour, Alpujarras Guided Day Tour from Granada, Granada Albaicin & Sacromonte Guided Tour, Granada Albaicin and Sacromonte Twilight Tour (Small Group), Granada Segway Tour, Granada Historical City Center Private Walking Tour.

What are the top hotels in Granada?

There are 1954 Hotels in Granada which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Granada are Casa de Las Flores, Casa Aurora, Casa Vistas del Valle, Via del Tranvia Holiday Home, Apartamento Rosa, Veoapartment Estrella Terrace. You can see all the hotels in Granada here
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