Top Choice Palace in Granada


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. Isabella and Ferdinand commissione…
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…
Bathhouse in Granada

Baños Árabes El Bañuelo

Located along narrow Carrera del Darro is this simple, yet well-preserved, 11th-century Islamic bathhouse.
Church in Granada

Colegiata del Salvador

Plaza del Salvador, near the top of the Albayzín, is dominated by the Colegiata del Salvador, a 16th-century church on the site of the Albayzín’s former main mosque, the patio of which still survives at the church’s…
Historic Site in Granada

Corral del Carbón

Tucked away just to the east of Calle Reyes Católicos is this Nasrid-era corn exchange framed by an elaborate horseshoe arch, which began life as a 14th-century inn for merchants. It has since been used as an inn fo…
Museum in Granada

Huerta de San Vicente

This house where Federico García Lorca spent summers and wrote some of his best-known works is only 1.5km south of the city centre, but still retains the evocative aura of an early-20th-century country villa. Today …
Museum in Granada

Museo Arqueológico

Housed in a Renaissance mansion, Museo Arqueológico displays finds from Granada province including ancient tools, mammoth molars and astrolabes.
Museum in Granada

Museo de la Alhambra

Inside the Alhambra's Palacio de Carlos V, the Museo de la Alhambra has an absorbing collection of Islamic artefacts from the Alhambra (including the door from the Sala de Dos Hermanas), Granada province and Córdoba…
Architectural in Granada

Carmen de los Martires

Romantically dishevelled 19th-century gardens and a restored mansion much in use for posh weddings reside on the site of the splendidly named Convent of the Discalced (barefoot) Carmelites.