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. Use our Granada tour itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Mirador de San Nicolas and other attractions in Granada.
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  • Great site to view Granada and if nevada sierra is spectacular. You have to climb streets with slopes, but it gets good
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  • Beautiful view on Alhambra. Crowds (will summers very (too) pressure. Nice terraces.
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  • After a beautiful climb that is earned, the view is superb on the Alhambra and the Arab neighborhood. It lacks only a card to enjoy the landscape.
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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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