Plaza de San Nicolas, Granada

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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. A visit to Plaza de San Nicolas represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Granada online sightseeing planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Got a little inconveniently located, but overwhelmed by the atmosphere. A feeling of reverence. Take enough time to enjoy.
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  • So we checked it out during the day, beautiful view, and then checked out one of the coolest Mosques in Granada. However, that is about it. Save this for an evening trip, a couple of bars and restaura...  more »
  • Clinton said that was the place where is they saw the sunsets more beautiful, truth gives equal to the time you go, is beautiful siempreasumarse and see that Marvel opposite yours, the Alhambra.
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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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