Things to do in Granada

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Granada Attractions

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Places of interest in Granada

Granada is crammed with must-see places to visit and things to do. We can help you decide where to stay in Granada, and make it a breeze to explore Granada and the surrounding areas with our guides on where to go, what to see and when to see it. No matter how long your stay, it’s easy to find places of interest in Granada to make sure that you enjoy your holiday to the fullest and don’t miss a thing. Leave the local knowledge to us and leave the hassle behind.

If you’re planning a visit to Granada, why not check out our handy guides to places of interest in the area? You can browse lists of things to do, learn about the most popular attractions, and get help with planning the details of your trip. Expedia makes it easy for you to check out all the top sights in Granada.

Granada attractions

Granada has something for everyone, so whether you’re planning to get active on a summer holiday, put a spring in your step with a romantic rendezvous, or pamper yourself with a leisurely winter trip, you’ll find plenty of attractions in Granada to keep you entertained. Expedia makes it easy to book your flight, hotel and rental car in advance, making for hassle-free travel and freeing you up to explore the sights of Granada.

Looking for things to do in Granada can be time-consuming, but we can take the hassle out of planning your holiday. Whether you’re looking to get active in the great outdoors, sample the cuisine of Granada or catch up with the vibrant local culture, our guides to Granada attractions ensure that you’ll have a successful trip, whatever the season. Happy trails!

Top things to do in Granada


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Top places to visit

1. Alhambra

You can learn about the local history of Realejo-San Matias during your trip to a top site such as Alhambra. Visit the area's stunning cathedral or amble around its picturesque gardens.
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You can learn about the local history of Realejo-San Matias during your trip to a top site such as Alhambra. Visit the area's stunning cathedral or amble around its picturesque gardens.

2. Mirador de San Nicolas

The Mirador San Nicolás is a hilltop plaza at one of the highest points of the Albaicín, Granada’s old Moorish quarter. This well-known lookout point provides panoramic views of the city, the magnificent Alhambra fortress-palace, the Vega de Granada (Meadows of Granada) and the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
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One of the most popular hilltop lookouts in Spain offers incredible views of the city of Granada, the Alhambra and the mountainous landscape beyond.

3. Granada Cathedral

Granada Cathedral is also known as the Cathedral of Santa María de la Encarnación and is considered a masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance architecture. Walk under the magnificent dome and admire the statues, paintings and chapels before visiting the crypt where two of Spain’s best-loved monarchs lay at eternal rest.
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A masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance architecture, this cathedral is known for its stunning chapels, art collection and as the resting place of a revered queen.

4. Generalife

Palacio de Generalife was a royal summer retreat within the Alhambra, a magnificent fortress that housed the sultans who ruled Granada until 1492. This soothing sanctuary of pools, courtyards, flower borders, mazes, topiaries and walkways is considered one of the world’s great gardens and continues to influence garden design today.
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The palatial summer retreat of the Alhambra is one of the world’s great gardens and a fascinating window into the lives and loves of Granada’s Moorish rulers.

5. Plaza Nueva

Historic buildings, pavement café’s and a position in the heart of the old city make Plaza Nueva a popular place for visitors and locals alike. The name may translate as “New Plaza” but the square is in fact one of the oldest in the city. It was built in the 16th century to cover up part of the River Darro and create more space.
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Situated beneath the Alhambra is Granada’s main square, a spacious public plaza known for its cafés, bars and views which span the city’s rich history.

6. Science Park

Science Park, opened in the Distrito Ronda area of Granada in 1995, is one of the most visited museums in the Andalusia region. “Parque de las Ciencias,” as it is known locally, is a fascinating, interactive park and museum with a focus on scientific education for families.
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Learn about some amazing things, from the inner workings of your body to the vastness of space, at this interactive and fun science museum and park.

7. Calle Gran Via de Colon

During your trip to Granada, you can find the perfect gifts to bring home at Calle Gran Via de Colon. While in this walkable area, find time to visit its stunning cathedral.
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During your trip to Granada, you can find the perfect gifts to bring home at Calle Gran Via de Colon. While in this walkable area, find time to visit its stunning cathedral.

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