Granada, Spain: Travel Tips

Granda. Image: Maddie Leopardo, Unsplash.
Granda. Image: Maddie Leopardo, Unsplash.

Granada is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and is named after the province. Undeniably, it is one of the main postcards of Spain.

Granada is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. It also presents a series of attractions, from architectural monuments, neighborhoods, museums, among others.

In this way, we are going to present 20 places that you cannot miss, in the Andalusian city that enchants with its buildings, its culture, its gastronomy and a pleasant lifestyle. Be sure to read our recommendations, let’s go!

When to visit Granada

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Image: Pasmahl, unsplash.

Granada is one of those cities that is prepared 365 days to receive its visitors. However, there is always a season that is more recommended than others. In this case, we consider that spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October) are ideal periods, as the climate helps to better enjoy the tours. Generally, winter transits between rainy and cold months, however, summer is of very high temperatures.

So, choose the best season according to your tastes and enjoy the 20 places we have selected for you.

What To Do In Granada

These are the main attractions of the city:

  • Alhambra;
  • Albaicin Neighborhood;
  • Sacromonte;
  • Monasterio Nuestra Señora de la Asunción;
  • Charles Palace.


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Image: Dimitry B, Unsplash.

If a friend or family member has already visited Granada, the first thing they will tell you is to get to know the Alhambra, the city’s main tourist attraction. It is a palace and a fortress, which in ancient times housed the monarchy of the Nazari Kingdom.

In this way, several palaces and courtyards make up this architectural work built by Muslims in the Middle Ages. This place is incredible, the Andalusian decoration, the tiles, everything in this place leaves the visitor in awe. Furthermore, the Alhambra is one of the Wonders of the World.

Therefore, we recommend buying tickets in advance and arriving early to visit. Granada is one of those places in the world, which every day has several visitors. It is necessary to be attentive to this.

Albaicin Neighborhood

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Image: Jorge Fernandez Salas, Unsplash.

Surprisingly, Granada’s neighborhoods are works of art in the open air. Walking through each of them is something really unique. Specifically, Albaicín is the most picturesque, since the Muslim culture seems to have been impregnated in every house, street, square, mosque. In addition, walking through such narrow and steep streets itself gives a slight feeling of going back to the past.


Like the neighborhood of Sacromonte, this is another part of the city that you cannot miss. The same is located in Valparaiso, and that’s where you can visit the Abadia del Sacromonte, and have that privileged view of the Alhambra.

At the same time, this place, which has a lot of tradition, is where you can watch beautiful flamenco shows, especially at night.

Monasterio Nuestra Señora de la Asunción

This monastery is better known as La Cartuja de Granada. It has Baroque and Andalusian architecture, and dates from 1835. Not only does it keep the history of a community of monks, but it also stands out for the architecture of the church, tabernacle and sacristy. The work of Federico Hurtado Izquierdo is one of the treasures of this place. As well as paintings by Juan Sánchez Cotán.

Charles Palace

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Image: Victoriano Izquierdo, Unsplash.

One of the most important Renaissance buildings in Granada, located on the hill of La Alhambra, tells the story of the construction of this Palace. When King Carlos visited Granada, he was totally fascinated by the place and wanted a space nearby to enjoy its beauty.

In addition, the Palace itself is a beautiful work, mainly due to its circular courtyard and its facades.

In this way, we introduce you to Granada, one of the 15 places to visit in the world. So, we hope you don’t take too long to make your visit. Good trip!

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