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Granada: better with a tour guide

Granada is not a very big city, but it has lots of spaces and monuments which you should not miss. The best way to get to know it is with an expert: tour guides are very knowledgeable about the history and culture of the city. In addition, they are professionals who take care of every tiny detail to ensure that your visit is as special you imagined.


Why is it better to have a guided tour?

  • Everything is organized. Your only concern will be to be at the correct time and place agreed.
  • You will save money. All-inclusive activities will usually have several discounts.
  • A guided tour is a safe activity, because you will be accompanied by a person who knows every corner of the city and controls the situation at any time.
  • You will discover the wonders of the city. A tour guide will show you the most important and interesting aspects of the location being visited.
  • You will discover secret and charming places that often go unnoticed.
  • In a guided tour you will learn a lot and have a response to all of the questions or curiosities that arise during the tour.
  • Tour guides are committed to their work and will adapt to your needs.
  • During a group visit, you will make new friends with whom you will exchange views and knowledge.
  • You will feel part of Granada at the end of the tour.


Alhambra guided tours

The Alhambra is undoubtedly the most symbolic place in Granada. It has different spaces such as the Courtyard of Lions, Court of the Myrtles or the Generalife which treasure much beauty and centuries of history. The best way to know the details, secrets and legends of its spaces without queues and with the peace of mind of having everything planned and included is to book a guided visit to the Alhambra.

You will find different options: Alhambra guided group tours, Alhambra private guided tours with an exclusive guide for your family and friends, and even guided tours at night.


But Granada is much more: its districts, its people, its tapas… so, how about…?

  • Walking through the historic centre. Go all over the heart of the city and visit the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel. Access the Madrasa, the first university in Granada; visit the Alcaicería bazaar or walk Paseo de los Tristes from Plaza Nueva. You will able to see the changes Granada has experienced since the Muslim era until today.
  • Going for a walk in the Albaicín. This was one of the most important urban areas during Moorish Granada. The Albaicín has experienced, over the centuries, a series of cultural and social transformations that have made it a different neighbourhood in each era, but without ever losing its original essence. Learn about the living history of its streets, its most important buildings, its cisterns and its people through an immersive guided trip to discover Granada as if you were there in that era.
  • Visiting the Realejo. This quarter was the residential area of the Sephardim in Granada. The best way to get to know this authentic neighbourhood is by strolling through its intricate streets, which still preserve their original layout, through the use of a professional who shows us the vestiges of Sephardic culture and the history of this traditional neighbourhood.
  • Enjoying the Sacromonte. The essence of Flamenco is being guarded and protected by Gypsies in their Sacromonte caves. Go for a walk in the quarter, know its many secrets and history and find out how the primitive caves where they lived were.
  • Attend a flamenco show in the Albaicin or Sacromonte. Flamenco venues are the perfect places to enjoy the merger of singing with flamenco dance. The fusion of music and voice transmits feelings with such passion that you are guaranteed to be fascinated. Enjoy the show while you taste the Spanish cuisine during a magnificent lunch or dinner.


Learn Granada is always wanting to return.

You can be sure that know Granada is always wanting more. So, how about…?

  • Touring Granada at night. Night is a symbol of mystery. Know all the stories, curiosities and secrets of the streets and buildings of Granada in another light that makes each corner more mysterious and magical.
  • Following in the footsteps of Lorca. If you are a literature lover, you will love knowing the most important places in the life and work of the distinguished Granadan poet. You will learn a lot and you will discover much of his legacy.
  • Visit the Sacromonte Abbey. The Sacromonte also keeps part of the history of Granada in its abbey. Know the complexities and observe the leaden books, sixteenth-century counterfeits made to reconcile Islam and Christianity that almost deceived the Pope himself.
  • Walk or ski in Sierra Nevada. Ski, snowboard or learn to do it in one of the best ski resorts in Spain. Enjoy the snow and the atmosphere of the ski resort just forty minutes from Granada.

And as if this were not enough… contemplate a sunset at the San Nicolás viewpoint or at the San Cristóbal viewpoint, taste typical dishes of Granada cuisine such as the maimones, the tortilla del Sacromonte or the famous tapas, enjoy the Fiestas del Corpus, let yourself be moved by the voice of a Saeta to the Christ of the Gypsies at the foot of the Alhambra, immerse yourself in the bustle of terraces and music, enjoy street art ... because you are sure to feel at home with the fusion of history and personalities and will only yearn to come back!

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