Located in the South of Spain, In Andalucia, Granada is music, poetry and pure monumental art, ancient culture. It is a province that reaches the sky from the steep peaks of Sierra Nevada; white villages between the valleys and slopes that die on the cliffs and beaches of the Costa Tropical. Granada province, privileged tourist destination, allows the traveler to practice skiing in Sierra Nevada, venture through the remote villages of the Alpujarra, travel the last frontier of Al-Andalus or stay in caves that commemorate antiquity.
- Alhambra and the Generalife
- The Alcazaba
- Torres Bermejas
- Hamman Al Andalus
- Zambra Gitana in the Sacromonte
10 – 13.30 H
Alhambra and the Generalife
We start at the beginning. The Nasrid fortress from the 13th century, UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984, is, as the ancient arabic writers said, the diadem that shines on the crown of Granada.
Direction: Generalife walk
13.30 – 14.30 H
The next stop is right at the Alhambra, and it is a 13th century fortress with panoramic views from its main watchtower, the Torre de la Vela.
16 – 17 H
After a little stop and rest, connected to the Alcazaba of the Alhambra by a wall, this mysterious defensive bulwark could be even older than the Nasrid fortress, going back to the 11th century.
Direction: Cuesta de Gomérez, 39
17.30 – 19.30 H
Hamman Al- Andalus
After an overdose of culture, why not relax your body and mind with a steam bath and a massage in this hammam, build in 1998 on an original Arab bath from the 13th century.
Direction: Corregidor Luis de la Cerda Street, 51
17.30 – 19.30 H
Zambra Gitana in the Sacromonte
The charm of Granada comes out at night in the famous caves where this show of singing and dancing is held, from the Moors, that has been popularized by some of the great flamenco families.
Direction: Sacromonte road, 89
- Cahorros de Monachil
- Cave and Abbey of Sacromonte
- Cathedral and Royal Chapel
- Bib-Rambla Square and the Alcaicería
10 – 13 H
Cahorros de Monachil
It is an impressive gorge carved by the Monachil river of eight kilometers. It is a place of singular beauty with waterfalls, caves, suspension bridges and above all a spectacular landscape that you can enjoy doing routes of different difficulty and length.
16 – 17 H
Cave and Abbey of Sacromonte
Another of Granada's legendary neighborhoods, cradle of the Granada gypsies and where flamenco is religion. The Sacromonte neighborhood is made up of dozens of caves carved out of the rock. Advance to another of the most important monuments to see in Granada. It is the Abbey of Sacromonte, famous for housing the leaden books with the martyrdom of the Apostle Santiago and the Holy Caves.
Direction: Sacromonte Abbey
17.30 – 19.30 H
Cathedral and Royal Chapel
The next stop is this beautiful Renaissance temple and the mausoleum where the Catholic Monarchs rest., built after the Christian conquest of the city in 1492.
Direction: Royal Chapel of Granada
20 – 21.30 H
Bib-Rambla Square and the Alcaicería
It would be unforgivable to miss this millenary square, located in the vicinity of the Cathedral, Today's Alcaicería de Granada is dedicated to Granada's handicraft shops, where the popular Fajalauza earthenware is sold, wood inlay or inlay, and the colored glass streetlights.
Direction: Alcaicería street
- Carrera del Darro and Paseo de los Tristes
- The Bañuelo
- The Albaicín and Mirador de San Nicolás
- Monastery of San Jerónimo
- Carmen of the Martyrs
- Walk through the Realejo
10 – 11 H
Carrera del Darro and Paseo de los Tristes
On the banks of the Darro river, is known as the "most beautiful street in the world". The oldest Arab baths in Granada are hidden in it and it ends in a bohemian-style promenade whose name does not appear on the maps..
Direction: Darro Race
11 – 12 H
The next stop is the 11th century Arab bath, the oldest in Granada, that in the beautiful Carrera del Darro offers testimony of the 21 baths that came to be in Muslim Granada.
Direction: Darro Race 31
12 – 14 H
The Albaicín and Mirador de San Nicolás
Climbing the winding streets of the Arab quarter where Granada was founded, we will arrive at a privileged viewpoint from where to contemplate the Alhambra.
16 – 17.30 H
Monastery of San Jerónimo
The Royal Monastery of San Jerónimo de Granada is a Renaissance architectural complex consisting of a church and a monastery, and was founded by the Catholic Monarchs.
Direction: Rector López Argüeta Street, 9
18 – 20 H
Carmen of the Martyrs
In Realejo Alto, this 19th century farm awaits us, a garden of romantic gardens built on a former convent where San Juan de la Cruz wrote his works.
Direction: Paseo Carmen de los Mártires
20.30 – 22.30
Walk through the Realejo
To finish the route, a final walk through the old Jewish quarter, where the Sephardim already lived long before the Arab conquest. Do not leave Granada without making a wish to the Christ of Favors in the Campo del Príncipe.
Direction: Realejo San-Matías