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Discover the hidden treasures of Granada

A cultural city that is bursting with history, you won’t be disappointed by the sights of Granada. As the gateway to the Sierra Nevada region, it also offers a host of year-round activities – with a long-running ski season.

You’ll be delighted by the variety of things to do in Granada. The city presents a colourful history and an exciting culture, which is infused by Spanish, African and Portuguese influences. Take in the sights, smells and sounds of Granada’s foodie scene – grab seafood to go, sample tantalising tapas or embrace the chilled out vibe of a local teteria. Hire a car and see the transition as you drive from Granada to Malaga, which has retained its traditional Spanish persona.

Historical place.

Discover Granada’s history and culture

Start your historic tour of Granada at The Alhambra – a palace and fortress that overlooks the city. Make sure you book your Alhambra sightseeing tour before you go to avoid disappointment. Visit Generalife, a summer palace and royal estate. Admire the Renaissance style architecture of the Monastery of Saint Jerome and Granada cathedral. Then embrace Granada’s cultural heritage, with a traditional flamenco performance at Casa del Arte Flamenco.


Embrace the diverse foodie scene

Sample a wide variety of seafood, as Granada’s chefs transform fresh daily catch into taste bud tingling dishes. The city is also known for its fondness of fried food, with freidurias, small neighbourhood cafes, serving seafood-to-go in a paper cone. Try outstanding cheese and sausages from the Alpujarra region or tuck into regional specialities such as gazpacho. Visit bustling tapas bars in the hip student area or embrace the non-Spanish influence at a tea room or kebab house.


Enjoy an unforgettable night out

The bars of Granada are well known for their free tapas – order a drink and you’ll be presented with tasty Spanish nibbles. Spend an evening enjoying the sultry art of flamenco dancing – enjoy dinner and a show at Tablao Flamenco Albayzin. Bar-hop along bustling Pedro Antonio de Alarcon – a student friendly stretch that is lined with hip hangouts. Or visit the Moroccan inspired teterias along Calle calderia Nueva - the street of the tea rooms – for quiet drinks.

Man riding bicycle.

Explore the Sierra Nevada region

The Sierra Nevada region is a popular retreat for winter sports. As one of Europe’s highest resorts, it enjoys a long season and is very snowsure. With majestic peaks and a variety of runs that range from beginner to advanced, you won’t be disappointed. This area also has year-round appeal, boasting plenty of trekking and biking opportunities outside of the snow season.

Sightseeing tours in Granada

Book one of our carefully selected experiences before you travel

Experi alhambra night.

This audio guide allows you to explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra palace complex independently and at your own pace. Pick up your GPS audio guide and make your way to La Sabica Hill for spectacular night time views of the incredible Alhambra fortress. After exchanging your voucher at the entrance, pop on your audio headset and let your navigation system guide you around - providing informative audio commentary as you go.

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Experi alhambra halfday.

See the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra palace from a different perspective on this unique sightseeing experience. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you’ll combine a walk around the most popular Alhambra sights, such as Alcazaba Fortress and the Nasrid Palaces, with a 30-minute scenic flight. Explore the Alcazaba Fortress, hearing about its fascinating history, then climb the stairs to take in panoramic views over Granada. After exploring Alhambra by foot, you’ll take to the skies above the Sierra Nevada region, and take in the sights and scenery from a bird’s-eye view.

Explore Alhambra Palace Complex

Experi grx hop tour.

A great value and convenient was to explore Granada – the hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour gives you the freedom and flexibility to explore at your own pace. See the city’s top attractions as you hop-on and hop-off at any of the 11 stops – during a 48 hour period. This open-top double-decker bus provides fantastic views as you go and features commentary about the sights that you pass. The entire loop takes 90 minutes to complete – but you can hop-on and hop-off as many times as you like.

Pre-book your hop-on hop-off tour

Historic palce.

Immerse yourself in the rich history of Granada on this city sightseeing experience. Wander through the old quarter of Albaycin and visit the Royal chapel and cathedral. Or admire the views of Alhambra, Granada and Sierra Nevada from the Mirador de San Nicholas. Your tour begins at the Royal Chapel, a flamboyant Gothic building that was commissioned by the Catholic Monarchs. Continue along Gran Via, passing the Gardens of Triunfo, to reach the old Moorish Quarter of the Albaycin and Mirador de San Nicholas.

Learn more about Granada’s history


Book this one-hour gourmet experience and sample tantalising local food and wine from the Granada region. Taking place in a much-loved wine bar and delicatessen, this sampling session includes three plates of local produce - each paired with a regional wine. And gives you the opportunity to chat with the knowledgeable host about Andalusian cuisine and flavours. The dishes will vary according to seasonality, but you can expect to savour cuts of cured meats, sausages, cheese, pâtés and preserved vegetables.

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