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Mirador de San Nicolas, Granada

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Mirador de San Nicolas offers unbeatable views of the Alhambra, the city’s main tourist attraction. Stretch your legs with a walk up the hill to this popular viewpoint, located at the highest point in this part of the city, or hop on one of many minibuses regularly operating in the area for a less strenuous sightseeing experience. The advantage of this location is that it’s free and open 24 hours a day. Whatever time of day you’re there, take plenty of photos, but be sure to mingle with the crowds to soak up the atmosphere and take in the local culture. To visit Mirador de San Nicolas and other attractions in Granada, use our Granada vacation generator.
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  • There are about a dozen ways to get up to the Mirador de San Nicolas and it's one of the to-do things for visitors to the city. If you're in shape and able to walk uphill for 20-30 minutes then I woul...  more »
  • It is a very nice viewpoint to see the most beautiful views of the Alhambra along with the setting sun or the orange sky. The place was full with tourists and there were many people selling local arti...  more »
  • We took the bus up to Plaza San Nicolas by bus. We were in Plaza Nueva and the bus stop was right in front of a restaurant called Los Diamantes. The bus leaves you about 1 - 2 minutes away from this p...  more »

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Granada is built in a valley looking up to the majestic Alhambra, and most visitors choose to stay where the view can be admired. Plaza Nueva, just down the hill from the Alhambra entry gates, constitutes the touristic center of the city. Many of the famous free-tapas bars and lively restaurants line this famous plaza, as well as a number of small hotels and apartment rentals. Found directly behind the plaza are the city's two historical old Moorish quarters, Albayzín and El Sacramonte, which are characterized by their narrow winding streets and picturesque whitewashed buildings. Here you'll find a number of charming hotels with hillside views of the Alhambra and city center.
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