Enter and discover the monuments of Granada: churches, museums and most relevant tourists attractions that you can visit in the enchanted city. Find all the information you need about the city’s cultural heritage and other sights. We’ll help you find out about opening hours, photographs, history, tickets and prices, telephone numbers and how to get there. We will also show you how to buy your tickets to the Alhambra or even to the Hispanic Muslim monuments.
And of course, we will not forget the most charming corners, places but really beautiful and that do not appear in any other guide for travellers and tourists: churches, plates, fountains, alleys and many more magical places.
Table of contents
- 1 Top Attractions in Granada city
- 2 Alhambra and the Generalife
- 3 Cathedral of Granada
- 4 The Royal Chapel
- 5 Sacromonte Abbey
- 6 Royal Quarter of Santo Domingo
- 7 Cordova Palace
- 8 Church of Santa Ana
- 9 Dar-al-Horra Palace
- 10 Horno de Oro Moorish House
- 11 Banuelo of Granada
- 12 Rodriguez Acosta Foundation
- 13 Max Moreau’s Carmen
- 14 Carmen de la Victoria
- 15 Bib Rambla Square
- 16 Crypt of Fray Leopoldo
- 17 The Palace of Charles V
- 18 Basilica of Virgen de las Angustias
- 19 Madraza Palace
- 20 Monastery of La Cartuja
- 21 Convent of Zafra
- 22 Church of Santo Domingo
- 23 Monastery of San Jerónimo
- 24 Corral del Carbón
- 25 Chapiz House
- 26 House of Zafra
- 27 The Moor’s Chair (Silla del moro)
- 28 Carmen of the Martyrs
- 29 Alcaicería, arab bazaar
Top Attractions in Granada city
Because they are not all monuments, we will also show you magical places and other singular buildings of the capital. For example, you can visit some charming carmens, stately homes and palaces. In addition to squares and unique corners that make Granada that special place to which all visitors want to return sometime.
Alhambra and the Generalife
The Alhambra of Granada, World Heritage Site and the oldest and best-preserved monument of Arab palaces in Spain.
Cathedral of Granada
It was the first Renaissance church in the country and is one of the most important monuments in Granada.
The Royal Chapel
The royal chapel of the cathedral houses the Crypt with the bodies of the Catholic Monarchs. One of the most interesting monuments in Granada.
Sacromonte Abbey will help you understand the city’s past. In addition, you will enjoy extraordinary views of Alhambra.
Royal Quarter of Santo Domingo
The Royal Quarter of Santo Domingo is a property of the Nasrid monarchs located next to the wall of the southern suburb also known as “of the potters”. The only monumental set that is conserved within the walls of the city of Granada. The Muslim Kings used the Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo to collect themselves during the days of Ramadan.
A Renaissance façade building surrounded by beautiful gardens and orchards in the city of Granada.
Church of Santa Ana
The church was built in 1501 on the base of a mosque, surrounded by the river Darro, Alhambra and Plaza Nueva.
Built on top of an older one, dating from the 11th century and belonging to the founder of the Nasrid dynasty, the definitive construction dates from the 15th century.
Horno de Oro Moorish House
A beautiful Moorish house in perfect condition, which is a perfect nexus between Arab and Hispanic architecture.
Banuelo of Granada
Rodriguez Acosta Foundation
The Rodríguez-Acosta Foundation owes its name to the painter José María Rodríguez-Acosta from Granada who, by his own explicit desire, bequeathed his property to the city.
Max Moreau’s Carmen
Thanks to the generosity of the Belgian artist Max León Moreau, we can visit a beautiful carmen and museum of his work without leaving the Albaicín district.
Carmen de la Victoria
You come to Granada and don’t know what Carmen de La Victoria is? This emblematic and beautiful Carmen located in Cuesta del Chapiz belongs to the University of Granada and serves to accommodate exchange students and family members from other universities. Do you want to know a secret? …
Bib Rambla Square
The origin of the square are the sandy banks of the river Darro, in Hispanic Muslim times – in fact its name comes to mean …
Crypt of Fray Leopoldo
It is the 2nd most visited place in Granada, behind only the Alhambra. You can’t imagine the importance of Fray Leopoldo de Alpandeire. Discover the true reality behind his humble, posthumous and remarkable figure.
The Palace of Charles V
The Palace of Charles V is the headquarters of the Museo de Bellas Artes de Granada and, since 1994, also of the Museo de la Alhambra. More value, if possible, for an astonishing scenery as a whole.
Basilica of Virgen de las Angustias
The basilica of the patron saint of Granada has a nave, main chapel, high, transept, and eight sides and dates its construction from 1617.
This palace in the centre of Granada was built by Yusuf I in 1349 and was the first Arab University in Granada.
Monastery of La Cartuja
This Monastery was founded by order of Don Gonzalo Fernandez de Cordoba on an ancient Arab carmen called Aynadamar (Fountain of Tears).
Convent of Zafra
A convent built in 1540 and whose most significant element is the Arab house of Zafra.
Church of Santo Domingo
The Santo Domingo Church was built in 1532 and has several styles: Gothic, late, Baroque and Renaissance.
Monastery of San Jerónimo
It was the first monastery built in Granada after the conquest of the city by the Christians.
Corral del Carbón
The Corral del Carbón was the depot for merchants and goods and is the oldest Arab monument in Granada.
Mansion La Casa del Chapiz, library, garden and two beautiful patios with beautiful views of the Alhambra and the Albaicín.
House of Zafra
It is not known exactly when the Casa de Zafra was built, although probably during the 14th century. It was used as a refuge for the Arab world, whose people arrived en masse pushed by the Christian conquest.
The Moor’s Chair (Silla del moro)
A surveillance and protection building for the Generalife that offers beautiful views of the Alhambra and Granada.
Carmen of the Martyrs
The Carmen of the Martyrs (Carmen de los Mártires) consists of a series of English and French gardens, an orchard, a lake and the courtyard. One of the best spaces unifying nature and history in the city of Granada.
Alcaicería, arab bazaar
The Alcaicería was a gift from the city of Granada to those who were looking for a historic Nasrid quarter of bustling shops and wonderful products…
I hope you enjoyed this walk through the historical monuments and most emblematic buildings in this Guide of Granada City.
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