Ermita de San Miguel Alto, Granada

4.6
Admire stunning vistas over the city and snowcapped mountains in distance from Ermita de San Miguel Alto, a tiny 17th-century church built on the grounds of a Muslim watchtower. The church boasts a simple Neoclassical design with a single-balcony facade, yellow brick columns, and a bell tower. You probably won't be able to enter, but the vista will make the trip a worthwhile endeavor. By using our Granada online trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Ermita de San Miguel Alto and other attractions in Granada.
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  • We did not enter the church, but went up the long hill to get some exercise and to get a view of the Alhambra, city of Granada and the countryside. One walks through some small streets of the Albaicin...  more »
  • if you want the best pomegranate view surrounded by peace and quiet, you just have to stop at this place.
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  • The church is nothing special but the view from the front of it is well worth the climb up. One can also take a bus, but when you walk it you can follow the old walls which are being restored.  more »
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  • Come here!! I woke up super early in the morning and made my way up to the church. The view was amazing. Watching the sunrise slowly hit the city made for a mesmerizing memory. Watching the city wake up and hearing the animals made it very peaceful. Great spot for pictures. Sunrise or sunset would be your best bet.. It is a climb so know that...but we'll worth it
  • A place worth to go. Great view over the city. Nice view for taking pictures of the Alhambra from above. A very calm place with only a few people there. Perfect for taking pictures.
  • very beautiful place to sit and watch the sunset. you might be joined by some 13-years old spaniards trying to roll their first cigs, but beautiful (and entertaining) spot nonetheless :)
  • This has perhaps the best view in Granada. Beautiful view of the Alhambra, the mountains, and the city from up high. This is a phenomenal place to watch the sunset in Granada as the sky will change colors. Bring some drinks and snacks and enjoy them with your view watching the sunset. It can be quite a hike up on the paths and stairs so you might consider taking a bus to the top that let's you off very close to the viewpoint!
  • A bit tricky to find the way up, but once you do the arduous trek is very much worth it. The views from up here are stunning and unmatched. It’s one thing to see the Alhambra from within and quite another to see it from this distance. Only from here can you appreciate the structure’s true majesty in my opinion. If you go up the quirky grey staircase, watch out for the funny and left leaning graffiti on the stairs!
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