Granada tours figure among the most popular tours in all of Spain. This is largely due to the fact that Granada is home to one of Europe's most amazing fortresses—the Alhambra. When sightseeing in Granada Spain, this is surely one attraction that you won't want to miss, especially when you consider that an entry ticket also allows for admission to the beautiful Generalife Gardens.
Tours of the Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens can be arranged in Granada proper or in a variety of other cities. Seville and Malaga are just two of these cities, and since transportation and tickets are included in the price, guests won't have to worry about much except having a good time. Those who plan on enjoying a self-guided tour of the Alhambra are advised to show up approximately one hour before their appointment for the Nasrid Palaces. The main highlight of the Alhambra complex, this palace has strict policies on when visitors can enter. Your ticket will have that time listed.
When Granada visitors aren't indulging in Alhambra tours, they might make a break for the city's spectacular cathedral. Built between the years of 1521 and 1714, this is another attraction that is not to be missed when it comes to sightseeing in Granada Spain, if not for the facade and altar alone. You can find the Granada Cathedral right in the heart of the historic center. Not far off to the east are the Plaza Nueva and the Carrera del Darro, which is arguably the city's most romantic street. After a tour of the cathedral, which doesn't cost a lot, you might venture over to Plaza Nueva and get something to eat or drink before you stroll along romantic Carrera del Darro.
The historic Albaicin district of Granada is prime for walking tours, and due to its proximity to Sacromonte, you might include both neighborhoods on your tour itinerary. The Albaicin district hasn't changed all that much since Moorish times, and Sacromonte is where you will find the renowned gypsy caves. These caves can be very interesting to tour, and you might venture over in the evening to watch one of the flamenco shows. It's one of the top things to do in Granada. It should be mentioned that the Albaicin neighborhood is where you will find the Mirador de San Nicolas. This spot offers a most spectacular view of the Alhambra, and serving as the backdrop are the peaks of the Sierra Nevadas.
Guided walking tours that take to Granada's historic heart are offered on a daily basis, and no reservations are needed. The departure time is 10:30 a.m., and the Plaza del Carmen is the starting point. Fees apply for adults, with kids ages thirteen and under getting a free pass. Worth highlighting as well are the Bono Turistico passes that can be purchased at tourist offices, Plaza Isabel la Catolica, and the Caja General de Ahorros de Granada. These passes, which remain valid for a week, allow holders to see all the top attractions at a discounted price. In other words, they can come in handy when trying to do some serious sightseeing in Granada Spain.
When it comes to the Granada tours, visitors don't have to stick to the city itself. The province boasts a variety of interesting destinations and activity options. Guided tours in the Sierra Nevada mountains can revolve around things such as hiking and climbing, and a side trip to the town of Alhama de Granada is always worth adding to the agenda. Much like Granada, Alhama de Granada is prime for walking tours, guided or unguided, and there are plenty of good places to eat when a break from sightseeing is in order.