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Mirador de Los Carvajales: Our most recommended tours and activities

Granada: Night Viewpoints Tour Through Lesser-Known Albaicin

1. Granada: Night Viewpoints Tour Through Lesser-Known Albaicin

Stroll under the starry mantle of the magical city of Granada touring the most incredible and unknown viewpoints in the Albaicín neighborhood. Contemplate and fall in love with the spectacular views that you will have of the Alhambra and the city of Granada. During your tour, listen to curiosities, stories, anecdotes, legends, and mysteries from your guide and discover the city from several unique perspectives. Visit lesser-known viewpoints such as the Mirador de Los Carvajales, the Mirador Ojo de Granada and the Mirador de la Lona, as well as other well-known locations such as the Mirador de San Nicolas and Santa Isabel la Real. Finish your tour at the highest point in the Albaicin, the Mirador de San Cristóbal, from which point you can admire panoramic views of the entire city and the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

Granada: 2.5-Hour Walking Tour with Panoramic City Views

2. Granada: 2.5-Hour Walking Tour with Panoramic City Views

Explore the streets of Granada with a local guide and discover the beautiful sights of the historic city center and Albaicin area. Visit the best viewpoint for panoramic views of the city and the iconic Alhambra. Learn about the city's history and hear interesting local legends as you wander the cobbled streets and take in its incredible diverse architecture. Visit the main sights of the city center such as the Bib Rambla Square, and the streets of the Alcaiceria, the old silk market. See the magnificent architecture of the Cathedral, one of the most important buildings of the Spanish Renaissance.  Walk around the city's medieval past in the Albaicin neighborhood, the old Arab quarter of Granada, and see Paseo de los Tristes, Placeta de la Victoria, Carvajales viewpoint. The neighborhood was declared a World Heritage Site in 1984 due to its particular character. Visit the viewpoint Mirador of San Nicolas, the most iconic viewpoint in Granada, a spectacular view of the Alhambra, the Generalife, the city at its feet, and the magnificent Sierra Nevada right behind. Throughout this tour, you will discover the diverse architecture of Granada, the vast influence of the Muslim empire, and the immense display of the Christian art established after the Catholic Monarchs took over the city. You will also learn about the history and mysteries of Granada, telling tales of local cult legends of its hidden corners. 

Granada: Self-Guided City Exploration Smartphone Audio Tour

3. Granada: Self-Guided City Exploration Smartphone Audio Tour

Many visitors to Granada head straight to the awe-inspiring Alhambra, the fortified palace complex that rises above the skyline. But this vibrant and historic city has so much more to offer! Wandering through its cobbled squares, alleyways and viewpoints is the perfect way to soak up its rich 1,000-year history. On this walking tour, I’ll show you the beautiful fusion of Moorish, Renaissance and Baroque architecture that you’ll find all around you in Granada’s historical centre. You’ll start the tour in Plaza Bib-Rambla, right at the heart of the city, near the charming web of market lanes, the Alcaicería, located on the site of the former main bazaar. I’ll show you the striking building where charcoal was stored in the 1600s, the Corral del Carbón, and Plaza Isabel La Católica where you’ll see the statue of Isabella I of Castile meeting Christopher Columbus. From there, I’ll guide you through the maze of narrow streets in the Albaicín – the former Moorish quarter, and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll make your way to some of the city’s Renaissance-era highlights, including Granada’s Monasterio de San Jerónimo (St. Jerome Monastery), Catedral de Granada (the cathedral) and Capilla Real (the Royal Chapel) where Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon are buried. On our tour through this centuries-old city, you’ll also have an opportunity to: • Take in famous sites like El Bañuelo (the Arab baths), Puente del Aljibillo – the bridge that leads to the Alhambra – and the Palacio de la Madraza, built as a school of Koranic law in the 14th century • Stroll along Paseo de los Tristes, also known as the Promenade of the Sad People, and through squares like Plaza de la Trinidad and Plaza Nueva de Granada • Browse the food stalls at Granada’s central market, the Mercado de San Agustín • Soak up views of the Alhambra at Mirador Placeta de Carvajales • See one of the best-preserved Moorish houses, Casa de Zafra, and Casa Natal de Enrique Morente, the birthplace of flamenco singer Enrique Morente • Find out about Peña La Platería, the cultural association dedicated to the art of flamenco During the tour, you’ll also find out the answers to questions like: • What happens if you ring the bell on the Alhambra’s Torre de la Vela on the 2nd of January? • Why does the cathedral only have one tower and Emperor Charles V only have one arm? • Whose ghost haunts the Royal Chancery? • Why can’t you stroll through the city centre along the River Darro? Give yourself at least 75 minutes to get the most out of this tour, or linger a while at the sites, cafes or bars that take your fancy along the way. I’ll tell you about everything from Granada’s famous complimentary tapas, to playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, and a few of the most widespread misconceptions about aspects of Andalusian culture – including flamenco. And of course, there’ll be plenty of great photo opportunities!

Granada: Sightseeing Scavenger Hunt Mobile Exploration Game

4. 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. 

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What people are saying about Mirador de Los Carvajales

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4.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Belén has been our guide, and the truth is that we couldn't have had better luck. She has been super charming, and has answered all the questions we have asked her (and there have been quite a few). It shows when someone is prepared for the work they do, and with it, it shows and with a note!