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Plaza de San Nicolas

Plaza de San Nicolas: Our most recommended tours and activities

Granada City Train 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

1. Granada City Train 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

Discover Granada at your own pace with a full-day ticket to the exclusive hop-on hop-off train. Specially designed to navigate the narrow streets of the Albaicín, the train features a panoramic roof, open deck in summer, and on board audio guides in 12 languages, available at an extra cost (with 2 special kids channels in Spanish and English). You can hop on and off at any of the stops to experience the essence of the city, from the monumental Alhambra to the atmospheric Albaicín. Explore the Realejo district, stop for a coffee in Plaza Neuva, get city views from the Mirador de San Nicolas, and much more. Get on and off the train as often as you want for as long as your ticket is valid, and discover the city's most important sites. The Alhambra Route runs during the day, while the City Center Route is an evening train that takes in Granada’s great nighttime atmosphere. Alhambra Route (Green Line): trains run every 30-45 minutes • Alhambra a. Alhambra Generalife/Taquillas b. Alhambra Palacios Nazaríes/Puerta Justícia • Cuesta Gomérez • Plaza Nueva/Office Granada City Tour • Paseo de los Tristes • Mirador de San Cristóbal/Albaicín • Monasterio de la Cartuja • Plaza de Toros • Catedral/Plaza Romanilla • Calle Alhóndiga/Recogida • Plaza Mariana Pineda/El Corte Inglés • Calle Molinos/Campo del Príncipe • Hotel Alhambra Palace/Carmen de los Mártires City Center Route (Red Line): trains run every 30-60 minutes, depending on the time of year • Plaza Nueva/Oficina Granada City Tour • Paseo de los Tristes • Mirador de San Cristóbal/Albaicín • Monasterio de la Cartuja • Plaza de Toros • Catedral/Plaza de la Romanilla • Calle Alhóndiga/Recogidas • Plaza Mariana Pineda/El Corte Inglés

Granada: Private UNESCO-Heritage Albaicin Walking Tour

2. Granada: Private UNESCO-Heritage Albaicin Walking Tour

Take an unforgettable walk through the knotted streets of the oldest city quarter of Granada, Albaicin. Feel the spirit of the past and find out about the medieval Moorish influence in the local architecture, cuisine, and culture. The Albaicin quarter was inhabited by the peasants of the last Moorish kingdom in western Europe. Learn about their strict daily routine of trade, hygiene, praying, and education, and the high level of development all of these aspects achieved during your tour. After meeting with your tour guide, your tour will begin by exploring Plaza de San Nicolas. This most popular look-out point of the city offers splendid views over the biggest tourist attraction of the city, the Alhambra. After spending 10 minutes taking in this captivating view, your tour will move on. The second site visited on your tour will be Dar al-Horra. This 14th-century Moorish palace is a hidden gem of your tour, and you will be given 25 minutes to explore its features. You will then stop at El Banuelo, which is one of the oldest monuments in the entire city, and was formerly a bathhouse. Following this, you will advance towards Alcaiceria, which is a medieval Moorish market place. Following the market place, stop off at Corral del Carbon, which is a 14th-century hotel. Towards the end of your tour, you will visit Casa de Zafra, which is a charismatic 14th-century Moorish house. After spending 25 minutes at this location, you will travel to the city center which will mark the conclusion of your tour.

From Malaga: Private Alhambra Palace and Granada Day Trip

3. From Malaga: Private Alhambra Palace and Granada Day Trip

Explore the Moorish architecture of the Generalife gardens and the Nasrid Palaces of the Alhambra palace and fortress complex with a local guide. Then, head up to the Albaicin and the center of Granada. Meet your private driver in Malaga for the 1.5-hour trip to Granada. Upon arrival, meet your private Alhambra Palace guide for skip-the-line tickets and a 3-hour private tour. Visit the wonderful Palaces and Generalife Gardens. Stroll through the Medina, Arabic baths, Carlos V Palace, and the Alcazaba (Fortress) within the walls of the Alhambra. Next, be driven up to the Albaicin to San Nicolas square for an amazing view of the Alhambra Palace and the stunning backdrop of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. Enjoy free time around the center of Granada for more exploration, shopping, and lunch (not included). After soaking in the views, return to Malaga

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What people are saying about Plaza de San Nicolas

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3.9 / 5

based on 1,057 reviews

For me the best thing that can be done, that way you get to know the city a little and then you can guide yourself, it has been fantastic

It was wonderful and the guide was very passionate about the place he was going to be showing us,

Stopped everywhere you would want while giving you an overview of the diferrent neighborhoods

It was a great start to get a basic knowledge of the beautiful city of Granda....

Great tourist train to hop on and off at the main attractions.