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From Costa del Sol or Malaga: Granada and Alhambra Tour

1. From Costa del Sol or Malaga: Granada and Alhambra Tour

The Alhambra is the most visited monument in Spain and an essential stop for anyone visiting Granada. If you want to discover all its secrets, its exclusive Nasrid Palaces, and the Generalife Gardens, do not hesitate to book this excursion. You can choose to be picked up from one of the different pick-up points in Costa del Sol or Malaga at the indicated time. Then, enjoy a scenic drive across the mountain range of Málaga to reach the historical city of Granada. Upon arrival, discover the monuments that form the Alhambra. Firstly, take a walk across the Generalife Gardens which holds the Palace of Charles V. With this option, you do not enter the Nasrid Palaces. After this exciting visit, enjoy a panoramic view of the city and then have some free time in Granada town. You can have lunch or walk through the typical streets of the Alcaicería. After, return to Costa del Sol where your tour will end.

Granada: Cathedral & Royal Chapel Skip the Line Tour

2. Granada: Cathedral & Royal Chapel Skip the Line Tour

If the Alhambra is the highlight of the Muslim side of Granada, the Cathedral is the heart of the Christian city. On this 90-minute walking tour with a Spanish-speaking guide you’ll begin with a visit to the Cathedral, built on the site of a mosque by Queen Isabella after the conquest of Granada. Admire this masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance style, with its impressive façades and stunning interior that includes a grand altar and several chapels. Carlos V, always respectful of the memory of his ancestors, ensured that the Cathedral was built in accordance with the desires of the Catholic kings. Continue on to the Royal Chapel, which is surrounded by the Granada Cathedral, the Church of Sagrario and the Madraza Palace. Built between 1505 and 1517 in the Isabelline Gothic style, the Chapel was dedicated to St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist. You can pay your respects to those buried here, including Catholic monarchs, Joanna of Castile and her husband, Philip I of Castile.

Granada: Historic Center and Lower Albaicin Walking Tour

3. Granada: Historic Center and Lower Albaicin Walking Tour

Discover the most beautiful squares in the city and enter the lower part of the Albaicin neighborhood on this guided walking tour of Granada. Learn about the multicultural history of the city as you see monuments such as the Corral del Carbón, the Alcaiceria, and Plaza Bib Rambla. Meet your guide in the heart of the city, by the monument to the Catholic Kings, Ferdinand and Isabella. Learn about the fascinating history of Granada and its significant Islamic heritage, as well as the Reconquista which concluded in Granada in 1492. Stroll through the historic center with your guide and see historic buildings such as the Alcaiceria, Church of Saint Ana, the Royal High Court, the Giants Fountain in Plaza Bib Rambla, the Madraza, the Cathedral, the Royal Chancillería, and the Royal Jail. Explore the lower part of the Albaicin neighborhood, with its narrow charming streets which evoke memories of its Moorish past. Stop at a stunning viewpoint of the Alhambra, Granada's most famous landmark, to take spectacular photos.

Granada: City Center, Cathedral, Capilla, and Madraza Tour

4. Granada: City Center, Cathedral, Capilla, and Madraza Tour

You will start in Plaza Nueva, admiring one of the constructions that changed the physiognomy of the city the most. You will also astonish yourself with the Real Chancillería, which was the highest court of appeal of the Corona de Castilla. Follow that, admire the Plaza Nueva, the church of Santa Ana, and the Pilar del Toro, each of them being a part of one of the most important places of today’s Granada. You will walk down the Darro riverbed to see the old Al-Funduq (Corral del Carbón), one of the few Muslim buildings of commercial use that are still preserved. Following that, stroll through its streets, visiting the old silk market where thousands of stalls will intoxicate your senses with their colors and smells. Later on you will visit the Madraza, founded by Yusuf I in 1349. You will then proceed to enter inside the Capilla Real, where the Reyes Católicos chose to be buried in order to leave a permanent reminder of the hard work they had to do to win this city back. Towards the latter end of your tour you will visit the cathedral, which began to be built by Emperor Charles V.

Granada: Sightseeing Scavenger Hunt Mobile Exploration Game

5. Granada: Sightseeing Scavenger Hunt Mobile Exploration Game

Get to know Granada at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. Use a fun app to explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks.  Make use of hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions at the city's top sights. Look for answers hidden in places like signs and pictures. Expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Reach amazing places like the Granada Cathedral, The “Corral del Carbón”, Alcaicería “The Great Bazaar. Get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the Plaza Nueva and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the Viewpoint of Placeta de Carvajales. Download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours, but you can pause and resume the game whenever you wish. 

Granada: Cathedra&Royal Chapel & Albaicín skip the line Tour

6. Granada: Cathedra&Royal Chapel & Albaicín skip the line Tour

Discover the Cathedral and Royal Chapel of Granada as well as the Albaicin and Sacromonte neighborhoods on a guided walking tour. Learn about and visit the Royal Chapel, the Mausoleum of the Catholic Monarchs and some of their descendants, and the monumental center around the cathedral. In the afternoon, you will visit the old Arab city, which is now the Albaicín neighborhood and the most flamenco neighborhood in Spain. Check out the famous caves of the flamenco tablaos, the Sacromonte.

Granada: Cathedral and Royal Chapel Guided Tour with Tickets

7. Granada: Cathedral and Royal Chapel Guided Tour with Tickets

If you want to learn about the history and art of Granada, don't miss the guided tour of the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel, two of the most emblematic monuments of the city. The Cathedral is the first Renaissance church in Spain and the second largest in the country. The Royal Chapel is the burial place of the Catholic Monarchs, Isabel and Fernando, who unified the kingdoms of the Iberian Peninsula and put an end to the Islamic invasion. On this visit you will be able to admire the architectural beauty and artistic treasures housed in these buildings, such as the paintings by world-renowned artists or the Plateresque choir stalls. In addition, you will have an expert guide who will explain all the details and curiosities of these places. You can choose between a visit in Spanish, English or French, according to your preference. The duration of the visit is one hour and fifteen minutes and the tickets are included in the price. Do not think twice and reserve your place for this unique experience in Granada.

Granada: Royal Chapel and Historical Center Walking Tour

8. Granada: Royal Chapel and Historical Center Walking Tour

Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the most important historical sites of the city of Granada accompanied by an experienced guide. Start your tour in Plaza Bib-Rambla, a square which used to be the entrance to the city. Here you’ll see where the “Gate of Ears” used to stand and learn the story behind this name.   The next point on your tour is the Alcaicería, an Arabian marketplace full of narrow and winding walkways. Pick up some souvenirs, or just marvel at the vast variety of goods available, including gorgeous silks and fragrant spices.   Continuing on, your next stop will be the highlight of your day: the Royal Chapel, where the marble tombs of historical royals are located. Here lie Isabella and Ferdinand, alongside their daughter Joanna I and son-in-law Phillip the Handsome.   Finally, head to the historic center of town to see La Madraza, the first Islamic university of Granada. Built in the 14th century, this splendid work of architecture is still part of the city’s University.

Granada Citycenter&Albayzin

9. Granada Citycenter&Albayzin

Granada is much more than the Alhambra; Let yourself be guided through the historic heart of the city and the Albayzín neighborhood, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. You will have the opportunity to walk through places as representative of the history of Granada as the Cathedral or some of its most famous squares. Our trip will begin at the statue of Isabel la Católica to go to the Corral del Carbón, the only Alhóndiga from the Nasrid period that is preserved in the country. Be amazed by the streets of the Alcaicería, an old souk that will transport you to forgotten times and will remind you of the markets of Marrakech where you can see and purchase inlay and fajalauza work, traditional luxury crafts from Granada. Next to it is the emblematic Plaza Bib-Rambla, which holds many stories and where the best chocolate and churros are served! Escorted between different buildings, we have the Cathedral, composed of three different architectural styles, and on its walls we can find medieval graffiti. We cannot forget the Royal Chapel, mausoleum of the Catholic Monarchs, right in front of the Madrasa. Beyond Gran Vía, we will reach one of the jewels of the city: the emblematic Albayzín neighborhood, whose narrow and labyrinthine streets are steeped in our history. We will walk through Carrera del Darro, where we will talk about the Bañuelo or the Archeological Museum; we then will start climbing to get to our final destination, the San Nicolás Viewpoint!

Granada: Historic Center and Albaicin District Guided Tour

10. Granada: Historic Center and Albaicin District Guided Tour

Discover some of Granada's most important neighborhoods on a guided walking tour. Explore Albaicin, Sacromonte, and the city center's highlights with your local guide. After meeting your guide, walk toward Albaicin, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pass through narrow streets, fascinating corners, squares, and viewpoints until you arrive at the breathtaking San Nicolas viewpoint. Next, head to the Sacromonte neighborhood, a reference point for flamenco. Admire the area's famous cave-houses with their own personality, and take in spectacular views of Granada from the neighborhood's streets. From Sacromonte, move on to Granada city center. There, admire the exterior of Granada Cathedral, the Royal Chapel of Granada, and the Madrasa of Granada. Continue to the old silk market of Alcaiceria and Plaza Nueva before concluding the tour on Plaza Isabel la Catolica.

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