Beat the long queues and explore La Alhambra palace, the extraordinary Generalife gardens and the Nasrid Palaces on this 3 hour guided tour.
Visitors primarily come to Granada to tour the Alhambra Palace and Generalife gardens – two must-see attractions forming the main part of Granada’s charming, vibrant city with a wealth of things to do.
Granada is a city which shares the warm and passionate culture of Andalusia and Southern Spain, a rich architectural heritage influenced by Christian, Jewish and Moorish architecture, and a stunning backdrop in the shadow of beautiful snow-capped mountains and under the watch of the famous Alhambra palace.
The Alhambra and the gardens of Generalife represent two of the best things to do in not only Granada, but in the whole of Spain. Long queues form throughout the summer to explore these celebrated UNESCO World Heritage sites and so for the time-pressured traveller it is essential to buy a ticket or book a tour in advance. The Alhambra represents a high watermark in European Moorish culture, without doubt the finest building still standing from the centuries long Muslim rule in Spain, whilst the gardens of Generalife are home to stunning must see water features and decorative arrangements almost unique in the world.
Beyond these two famous sites, Granada is also home to stunning views, beautiful churches and cathedrals like the Basilica de San Juan de Dios; a great eating out culture and gastronomy; day trips to cities such as Cordoba and also access to a wide variety of outdoor activities and things to do from skiing in the winter to white water rafting and cannoning in the summer. Some of the best tours and things to do in Granada include:
- Tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site the Alhambra
- Relax in the unique and beautiful gardens of Generalife
- Enter into the ornate Basilica de San Juan de Díos
- Enjoy premier views of the surrounding countryside from the Mirador de San Nicolas