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Plaza de San Nicolas, Granada

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
A steep hike through the Albaicín will lead you to Plaza de San Nicolas and a view of Granada that will leave you speechless. In this vista, see all of Granada's major attractions, such as the Alhambra and the Generalife, against a backdrop of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Around you, a handful of locals enjoy their city from a distance, over a newspaper, perhaps, while visitors snap photos from every angle. The plaza’s church welcomes worshippers and hosts events in its chapel, which sometimes spill out onto the plaza, where you may see guitarists strumming under a central cross. Put Plaza de San Nicolas and other Granada attractions into our Granada trip itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A very nice plaza on the top of a hill (Mountain) across from the Alhambra. You actually look a little down on the Alhambra from here. The plaza has a couple churches, a café or two and some musicians...  read more »
  • I advise you to take a taxi to go. Then the descent is made easy to the Paseo de los Tristes, walking, and is also very curious. But the rise is brutal if you do walk. A view of Granada and the essential Alhambra, with many bars and restaurants.
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  • The plaza de San Nicolas, located on a height of the Albaicín district is the best place to admire the panoramic view of the Alhambra. This small square, led by musicians and vendors is also remarkable for its Church of San Nicolás (16th) & its Mirador. See also, the Albaicín district. It is the site of the ancient city of Elvira early before the Moors not the city Granada. She hosted the artists who were building the Alhambra Palace on the hill facing him.
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