3,468
trips planned today
4.6
out of 5
Trustscore rating

The Best Things to Do in Granada

Plan your next trip here

Things to do in Granada

Castle
Alhambra , Granada
4.7
Once the last Islamic stronghold in Europe, Alhambra reflects the splendor of the Moorish civilization in Spain, and offers visitors a chance
Tours from $30
World heritage site · Garden
Generalife , Granada
4.8
Learn interesting details about the history and heritage of the city with a tour of Generalife, the summer palace and lush gardens of the Nas
Tours from $30
Historic Walking Area
4.7
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
Tours from $14
  • ©
4.9
Duration: 3 hours
Explore the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens on this 3-hour guided walking tour with skip-the-line entry. Learn about the Muslim, Christian and Jewish cultures as you wander the Moorish castle and Generalife Gardens of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Book on Viator from $52
World heritage site · Neighborhood
Albayzin , Granada
4.7
Become part of living history at Albayzin, the city’s old Moorish neighborhood, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1984. Nostalgic a
Tours from $16
4.3
Meant to be the final resting place of Charles I of Spain, Royal Chapel of Granada is an example of Renaissance architecture that acts as a c
Tours from $36

Recommended Granada tours

Granada

4.3
Castles · Historic Walking Areas · Gardens
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace. Though its historical buildings attract the most tourism, Granada is much more than just an ancient city center. Home to one of the country’s biggest universities, Granada has a population of about 80,000 students, spread over five sprawling city campuses. Its outlying districts are known for their youthful energy, innovative bars, and hip flamenco clubs. Also offering exciting skiing and hiking opportunities in the nearby Sierra Nevada, there’s no shortage of things to do. This hill city is a welcome break from the rest of Andalucía’s summer heat. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Granada and add them to your vacation plans using our Spain day trip site.

Plan your trip to Granada

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.

Places to visit with Granada

SevilleTrip planner Best for: Historic Site, Church, Garden RondaTrip planner Best for: Bridge, Canyon, Historic Site NerjaTrip planner Best for: Observation Deck, Cave, Beach MarbellaTrip planner Best for: Marina, Nightlife, Golf Course MijasTrip planner Best for: Golf Course, Landmark, Beach

Where to stay in Granada

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.
20 million rooms are at your fingertips!
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close