Attractions

Top Choice Palace in Granada

Alhambra

The Alhambra is Granada’s – and Europe’s – love letter to Moorish culture, a place where fountains trickle, leaves rustle, and ancient spirits seem to mysteriously linger. Part palace, part fort, part World Heritage…
Top Choice Historic Building in Granada

Capilla Real

Here they lie, Spain’s notorious Catholic Monarchs, entombed in a chapel adjoining Granada’s cathedral; far more peaceful in death than their tumultuous lives would have suggested. Isabel and Fernando commissioned t…
Top Choice Church in Granada

Basílica San Juan de Díos

Bored of baroque churches? Seen every gilded altarpiece you want to see? Come to the Basilica of St John of God. If Seville cathedral is the world's most voluminous church, this basilica is surely one of the most op…
Palace in Granada

Palacios Nazaríes

This is the Alhambra's true gem, the most brilliant Islamic building in Europe, with its perfectly proportioned rooms and courtyards, intricately moulded stucco walls, beautiful tiling, fine carved wooden ceilings a…
Square in Granada

Patio de los Leones

The Palacio de los Leones is one of the most stunning structures within the Alhambra, and according to some, the royal harem. It was built in the second half of the 14th century under Mohammed V, at the political an…
Square in Granada

Patio de los Arrayanes

This fabulous palacio was originally built by Emir Yusuf I, and thereafter served as the private residence for the ruler. It's built around the Patio de los Arrayanes (Patio of the Myrtles), and named after the hedg…
Monastery in Granada

Monasterio de la Cartuja

Built between the 16th and 18th centuries by the Carthusian monks themselves, this 16th-century monastery has an imposing sand-coloured stone exterior, but it is the lavish baroque monastery church that people come …
Palace in Granada

Palacio de Carlos V

This huge Renaissance palace sticks out like a sore thumb in the Alhambra, because it clashes spectacularly with the style of its surroundings; were it in a different setting its merits would be more readily appreci…
Museum in Granada

Fundación Rodríguez-Acosta

One of the largest structures on the Realejo hill, the so-called 'Carmen Blanco' hosts the Rodríquez-Acosta foundation in a building designed and built by the Granada-born modernist artist, José María Rodriquez-Acos…
Cathedral in Granada

Catedral de Granada

Too boxed in by other buildings to manifest its full glory to observers at ground level, Granada’s cavernous cathedral is, nonetheless, a hulking classic that sprang from the fertile imagination of the 17th-century …