42. Granada  SPAIN  | Total Sights: 35+

 

 

 

 

A. Strengths and Weaknesses of Granada

Spain  Granada is a compact, walkable, and very beautiful city. The 11th century Islamic Alhambra palace and fortress complex with its exquisite ornamental architecture is one of the world’s most spellbinding sights.

The Generalife, just next to the Alhambra is an impressive pleasure palace with attached romantic gardens, remarkable both for its location and layout.

 The city enjoys a fantastic location and weather and happens to be also clean and safe. 

Thanks to the Alhambra and a solid overall performance, the Spanish City of Granada finishes high in our list.

 Once you have seen the Alhambra and the Generalife there is really not much left to see.

If you are only coming to Granada for a day or two you should getting your tickets for the Alhambra in advance.

Criteria 

Sights

Location

Pedestrian Zones

Affordability

Safety 

Cleanliness

Shopping

Climate

People

Nightlife  

 Transport

Size

Total Score

Score

6.05/10

7.5/10

6.5/10

4.25/10

6.5/10

6.75/10

4.25/10

8.25/10

6/10

5/10

6/10

4/10 [0.240 mio.]

181.65

B. Best Things to Do in Granada (Detailed List with Photos and Information)

These sights and attractions contribute to a sights score of 6.05/10.

ALHAMBRA  9
The 11th century Islamic Alhambra palace and fortress complex with its exquisite ornamental architecture is one of the world’s most spellbinding sights and therefore with good reason Spain's most visited tourist attraction. 

Palace and Fortress  (World Heritage Site since 19846 hours  Prebooking always required

Best Things to do in Granada | Best Cities | Granada | ALHAMBRA (palace)

GENERALIFE  7
Positioned on a hill just next to the famous Alhambra this small summer palace of the Moorish kings of Granada features magnificent terraced gardens with beautiful fountains, pools and flowerbeds.

Palace with Gardens (World Heritage Site since 1984)

Best Things to do in Granada | Best Cities | Granada | GENERALIFE (small palace with gardens)

Albayzín  6
City District

Best Things to do in Granada | Best Cities | Granada | Albayzín (city district)

Placeta de San Nicolás (El Mirador)  6
Square  (Viewpoint to the Alhambra)

Best things to do in Granada | Best Cities | No. 40: Granada | Mirador San Nicolás (viewpoint)

Cathedral  5
Cathedral

Things to do in Granada | Best Cities | No. 40: Granada | Cathedral

Basílica de San Juan de Dios  5
Church

Parque de las Ciencias  4
Science Park

Bib-Rambla square  4
Square

Best Things to do in Granada | Best Cities | Granada | Bib-Rambla square

Alcaicería  4
Arab Bazar (Souk)

Sacromonte  4
City District

Scoring and Icons Legend (Click here for detailed information)

10 = top-10 sight in the world
9 = world-class  
8 = outstanding
7 = excellent 
6 = impressive
5 = interesting
4 = decent
3 = mediocre
2 = bad
1 = abysmal

= World Heritage Site
= Excursion

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C. Other Notable Sights and Attractions in Granada

-Arab Baths Bañuelo  4

-Abadia del Sacromonte (Sacromonte Abbey)  4

D. Best Day Trips and Excursions from Granada

Malaga (city, 124 km from Granada)  6

E. Top 10 List of the Best Things to Do in Granada (including close-by excursions)

ALHAMBRA (moorish palace)  9
GENERALIFE (palace with gardens)  7
Albayzín (city district)  6
Mirador San Nicolás (viewpoint)  6
Cathedral  5
Basílica de San Juan de Dios (church)  5
Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) 4
Bib-Rambla square  4
Alcaicería (souk)  4
Sacromonte (city district) 4



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