In May of 2017 I decided to visit Granada, the city with the most important monument in Spain, the Alhambra of Granada. The minimum stay is 2 days, ideal for a weekend.
The city can be walked perfectly, the only difficult part is the ascent to the Alhambra, which can be done by bus.
The best time to visit Granada is in Spring and Autumn, which is when the temperatures are more pleasant and there is not too much rainfall.
These are the main places to visit in Granada:
Alhambra of Granada
The most important monument in the city and the greatest attraction of it. Visiting the Alhambra can take a whole day, since it is made up of a set of palaces, gardens and the fortress.
The Alhambra was palatial city, Royal House, General Captaincy of the Kingdom of Granada and military fortress until it was declared a Monument in 1870.
Catholic temple and headquarters of the archdiocese of Granada. It is one of the greatest works of the Spanish Renaissance.
Its construction is projected in the year 1505 on the old Mosque of Granada, by decision of Queen Isabel La Católica and starts in 1523.
Inside, the remains of Los Reyes Católicos rest.
San Nicolas Lookout
The Mirador de San Nicolás, located in the neighborhood of Albaicín and next to the church and the square of the same name, offers the best views of both the city and the Alhambra.
In general, the square has a great atmosphere for both tourists and street artists.
Nearby there are two restaurants where it is worth stopping to have a drink and appreciate the views from them.
One of the most beautiful places in the city, this neighborhood is known walking through its streets and getting lost among them.
Declared a World Heritage Site in 1994, it is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Europe, and it is essential to stroll through this Moorish neighborhood before leaving the city.
Los Carmenes Stadium
Stadium where Granada CF plays its games.
Its name is due to the typical construction of Granada known as Carmen.