Granada is one of the most interesting cities in Andalusia thanks to its impressive cultural heritage, where Andalusian architecture is combined with Renaissance treasures and even 21st-century modernity. You must discover Granada, its corners, and its history, and for this reason, it is worth highlighting its 5 must-visit places to explore its streets.
The Hotel Granada Centro, located in the city center, is a perfect accommodation to enjoy the city without the need for a vehicle, in the most comfortable and easy way possible, as its location makes it easy for tourists to carry out these five essential visits.
- Alhambra of Granada
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984, this fortress-palace is undoubtedly the most popular attraction in Granada. Its architectural richness is unparalleled, combining the culmination of Andalusian art with remnants of Christian architecture within its walls.
Over the course of three centuries, each of the city’s various rulers added new rooms or commissioned minor changes. Today, notable features include the Court of the Myrtles and the Court of the Lions, not to mention the extensive gardens of the Generalife.
- Royal Chapel and Cathedral
Symbol of Granada’s Christian splendor and considered one of the largest cathedrals in Spain, the Cathedral of Granada has the curiosity that it only has a small tower, despite the original design featuring two enormous towers.
Also, due to this symbolism of Christian power and the Catholic Monarchs, they lie in the Royal Chapel of the cathedral, alongside Juana of Castile and Philip the Handsome, although it is said that Queen Isabella would have preferred to be buried in the Alhambra itself.
- El Albaicín
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Translated as “higher and more remote,” this is the quintessential neighborhood with the greatest Arab influence, as historically, it was in this place where the Muslim population settled after the Christian conquest.
It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, and within it, you will find narrow streets and its typical houses, called “carmen,” derived from Arabic, meaning garden. Getting lost in its streets can take up a whole day, but what you definitely shouldn’t miss is the San Nicolás Viewpoint, which will provide you with spectacular views of the Alhambra in Granada.
Without forsaking Granada’s roots, we must not forget that it is one of the cradles of flamenco, and it is in the caves of Sacromonte where you will find the largest flamenco offering.
Its history dates back to the 16th century when Jews and Muslims had to find a home, and, along with nomadic gypsies, they settled in this neighborhood.
- Arab baths
What about relaxing in a hammam after all that sightseeing and sightseeing? There is nothing like enjoying the thermal baths, located in houses dating from the 13th to the 15th century, where you can live a wonderful experience.
These thermal baths, mostly in Nasrid style, follow the same structure they had at the time they were built, which makes this experience unique.
Visit each and every one of these unique places in Granada and take advantage of the different promotions in the hotel Granada Centro, with an exceptional location to visit the city. Book one of our rooms and don’t miss a corner of Granada.