Visiting Spain is a guaranteed to offer exceptional historical, architectural and cultural richness. In fact Granada is one of the most popular cities among tourists who travelling to Spain to learn more about the country. You may even want to book a guided tour of Granada to make sure you see the best of the city.
If you are planning a trip to Spain, and you don´t know how to choose among all Spanish destinations. This quick overview will give you an introduction to Granada in Eastern Andalucía. Here are the main highlights that tours in Granada can offer you.
Granada, Spain – What to Expect
In this wonderful city, famous above all for its magnificent Alhambra Palace, is surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountains. Not only is the city a tourist attraction for anyone travelling to Granada, but you can also make itineraries that easily include the historic city when visiting Southern Spain.
However, if you plan to visit the most emblematic locations in Granada, there are plenty to choose from. Not only museums, monuments, charming corners and squares, viewpoints, shopping streets, etc. Granada is a perfect city to visit with family, since you can enjoy multiple activities as well as a good gastronomy.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Granada
Amongst all the amazing spaces around the city of Granada. The main tourist attraction is and will continue to be the Nasrid fortress within the grounds of the Alhambra and Generalife. The first recommendation to visit the Alhambra is to get tickets well in advance. Plan at least a week before, as tickets sell out very quickly.
On the other hand, keep in mind that these tickets is only valid for the specific day and time. You cannot cancel or modify any details if your plans change. You can buy your tickets at the Alhambra ticket offices from 8:00 am; or by calling +34 858 889 002. It is also possible to get them online, through the official website. Another option is to get a “Granada Card” which includes tickets to the main monuments in Granada, as well as discounts on urban transport.
Granada Cathedral & Royal Chapel
If you are also interested Granada´s unique history, don´t miss the Cathedral and Royal Chapel in the historic centre. It´s construction began in 1505 and is considered the first Renaissance style building in Spain. Also worthwhile is the Cartuja Monastery, one of the best examples of Spanish baroque architecture. A personal favourite is the Bañuelo, on Carrera del Darro, an 11th century Arab bathhouse in lower Albaicin. Of course if you are planning a guided tour in Granada it is a way to optimize time and see the sights with a local expert or historian.
Museums in Granada
Finally, the museums to visit are the Alhambra Museum and Museum of Fine Arts inside the Palacio of Carlos V, the Museum of San Juan de Dios; the Manuel de Falla Museum, which also offers exquisite views of the city from the Albaicín. The Archaeological and Ethnological Museum; the Garcia Lorca House within the park on Calle Arabial to learn a little more about the history and culture of the city.
Planning a Guided tour in Granada Spain
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