It is impossible to deny that Andalusia is home to many of the country’s most valued tourist attractions. Not only because of the great historical, cultural, and artistic legacy that can be found in each one of the eight Andalusian cities and adjoining municipalities, but also because of its incredibly preserved and cared for natural spaces.
In this article we offer you a list of the best viewpoints and views of Granada to have the opportunity to appreciate both sides of it. If you are preparing your trip to this city… Do not hesitate to read on!
Before we start with the viewpoints, we offer you a short list of the 5 best terraces with views of the city, where you can enjoy a drink accompanied by the charm of the wonderful views of Granada, which you will also be able to enjoy with the best Free Tours. These terraces are the following:
The first of our options offers the most privileged views of the Alhambra, as it is located under the Mirador de San Nicolás. This place contains two different spaces: one for those who opt for a more sophisticated and exquisite lunch or dinner, characterised by its large windows; and another for those who want a more relaxed atmosphere.
The next option is located on Cuesta de la Churra Street, between the Alhambra and the Albaicín neighbourhood. It has a more youthful atmosphere and is perfect if you are looking for a quiet evening with your friends or loved ones.
Located on Camino Nuevo del Cementerio and close to the Mirador del Barranco del Abogado, the Bar-Ranco barbecue terrace offers pleasant views beyond the walled city. It also has a family atmosphere, more than affordable prices and views of the Sierra and the Vega.
This hotel is located on Gran Vía de Colón Street and has a terrace with privileged views of the Cathedral of Granada. Thanks to its proximity it is even easier to appreciate the characteristics and artistic richness of this emblematic monument.
Finally, our last option is in the Plaza Arquitecto García de Paredes. Unlike the other places, this terrace offers an aerial view of urban Granada, as it is located on the hill of the Alhambra itself. Without a doubt, it is one of the most sophisticated terraces you can find in the city.
As for viewpoints, we start with the best known of all: The San Nicolás viewpoint. From here you can enjoy an impressive panoramic view of both the imposing Alhambra and the city centre.To complete your visit to the Mirador de San Nicolás, you can take guided tours of the Albaicín and Sacromonte with our best guides to learn about the history of this area.
This viewpoint, which is not as well-known as many others in the city, is in the neighbourhood of the same name. The views from The Churra viewpoint are a little more urban, but we are in a neighbourhood characterised by its narrow streets and white façades. For this reason, this viewpoint will give you the sensation of being inside a great labyrinth of narrow streets.
You can reach this viewpoint after walking along the Cuesta de Gomérez, turn into Almanzora Baja Street and continue along Almanzora Alta Street until you reach this viewpoint.
Located in Huerto Sano Street, it forms part of the historic Palacete del Carmen de los Mártires and the bucolic gardens. Recognised as one of the widest viewpoints, it offers truly enviable panoramic views of the city. You can also take the opportunity to visit the Palacete or take a stroll through the beautiful gardens of the park.
In this option we present you the Placeta Carvajales viewpoint. You can find it in the lower Albaicín between San Juan de los Reyes Street and Cuesta de San Gregorio. This simple square with views of the Vega and the Alhambra is considered one of the most hidden viewpoints; it is also surrounded by other squares such as Placeta Porras or Placeta Cruz Verde.
The next viewpoint is located on Cruz de Quirós Street, also located in the lower Albaicín. From the Ojo de Granada Viewpoint you can observe the fusion of ancient and modern buildings in the heart of the city. From here you can see the Cathedral and the San Jerónimo Monastery as well as the Tower of San Lázaro and even the Constitución Avenue.To complete your trip in Granada, we recommend our guided tours of Granada and the Cathedral.
One of the furthest from the city and one of the most peaceful. It is in the centre of the Sacromonte district on Verea de Enmedio Street, which explains the reason for its name. Although accessibility is somewhat difficult, in recent years several reforms have been carried out to facilitate access to the viewpoint, so that the views of the Alhambra, Generalife and Albaicín are within everyone’s reach.