Mirador de San Nicolas, Granada

Must see · Historic Walking Area · Historic Site
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. Use our Granada tour itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Mirador de San Nicolas and other attractions in Granada.
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  • Best view ever, stunning. Lovely shaded cafes serving cold drinks and yummy tapas in the square so your walk up will be rewarded tenfold.  more »
  • Very nice place to take some pictures and drink something. We had a nice view of Granada at sunset... Great experience  more »
  • This was a highlight of our trip. Watching the sunset from the viewing wall is just magical. You look directly across to the Alhambra and the sweeping view also takes in Rio Darro and the Sierra...  more »
  • This spot offers the best view of the Alhambra citadel and the city below, but it can get very busy. There are other spots that won't be as busy, but may not offer as good a view as you will find here.
  • One of the most wonderful places of Granada. It's breathtaking! It's like is you could touch the Alhambra with your hands... No words can describe it. And if the snow had fallen over Sierra Nevada, OMG... It's like a painting! Enjoy!!
  • Probably the best view over the Alhambra citadel. If you want to have some great shots, just go there. If you are by car, leave it into a parking as it's not worth it going by car up there for many known reasons.
  • This viewpoint is extremely beautiful, we visited it both in the afternoon and at night and it was simply gorgeous. You can see alhambra and the whole city and it is completely free. It is easily accesible with buses C31 and C32. As a travel tip, it would be useful to buy a bus card, it costs 2 euros, 10 trips cost 8.5 euros, at the end of your stay if you return the card to the bus driver he returns the 2 euros. This is cheaper than buying simple tickets where each trip costs 1.45€.
  • In this spot there is a nice place and it’s a good place to rest. You get all the views of the Alhambra from up here. It’s picturesque!

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