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Granada, Spain
Located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Andalucía, Granada is a special gem of Spain that boasts numerous outstanding examples of medieval architecture.

Granada obtains a very rich history and culture. The city has been populated since about 5500 B.C. at the confluence of four rivers, and has experienced Roman and Visigothic influences. It was also the last city to be reconquered by the Catholic Monarchs in 1492, thus it's no wonder that it traces an evident Moorish atmosphere.

One of the most well-recognized symbols of Granada is indeed the Alhambra. This grand hilltop Moorish fortress complex encompasses royal palaces, placid patios and incredible pools dating back to the reign of the Nasrid dynasty. The Alhambra citadel was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984. Its Nasrid royal palace is one of the most visited attractions of the complex. Enjoy its impressive archways, exquisite mosaics, breathtaking fountains and beautiful orchards of the Generalife palace gardens.

Among other sites in Granada worthy of notice are the Granada Cathedral, also called the Cathedral of the Incarnation, built in the 16th-century. The iconic 1505 Royal Chapel of Granada, built over a former terrace of the Great Mosque, which evidently displays the period of the spread of Catholicism in the region.

To get an insight of old Granada Spain, walk down its ancient cobblestone streets in the Albaicín district with numerous examples of awe-inspiring architecture from different time periods. The Sacromonte gypsy district is unique as well, popular for its cave dwellings built within the sides of the hill, for flamenco shows and great views of the Alhambra.

See it on following tours

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

12 days

6 cities

1 country

Barcelona | Granada | Cordoba | Seville | Madrid | Toledo

See the most sought-after sights of Spain from Barcelona to southern towns of Andalucia - Granada, Cordoba, and Seville - as well as the capital city Madrid with our tailor-made 12-day private tour.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

10 days

4 cities

1 country

Madrid | Cordoba | Granada | Seville

See the top splendor of Spain's incredible south from Madrid and Toledo to Cordoba, Granada, and Seville. Enjoy excellent tour guide services in seven locations and spice your experience with an authentic Flamenco show.

Small group tour  |  Nearest Date:
Oct 14, 2018

9 days

5 cities

1 country

Madrid | Toledo | Cordoba | Granada | Seville

Discover the treasures of Southern Spain in a small group! Enjoy the main highlights from Madrid and Toledo to the enchanting southern gems: Cordoba, Granada & Seville.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

9 days

4 cities

1 country

Cordoba | Granada | Seville | Malaga

Traverse the best sites of Southern Spain's stunning Andalucia, boasting endless natural beauty and a treasure chest of historic, architectural and cultural attractions. Explore incredible sights of Cordoba and Malaga, Seville's Real Alcazar, Alhambra of Granada, and enjoy a flamenco show.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

24 days

8 cities

3 countries

Barcelona | Madrid | Seville | Granada | Malaga | Fes | Marrakech | Lisbon

Start your personal trans-continental adventure of the world's brightest countries and see the best of Spain, Morocco, and Portugal during the 24-day private tour. Exceptional guided tours and local experiences will make your trip truly insightful.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

12 days

7 cities

1 country

Barcelona | Valencia | Madrid | Toledo | Cordoba | Granada | Seville

Explore Spain like the locals do with our 12-day private tour program that includes excellent downtown hotels, experienced local guides and most comfortable transportation during the trip. Tour around six charming Spanish cities and enjoy wonderful sights.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

13 days

5 cities

1 country

Madrid | Toledo | Seville | Cordoba | Granada

Spain has got it all: abundant history, stunning architecture, enchanting culture and delicious cuisine. Rejoice it all during exciting sightseeing tours with professional guides and stay 5-star hotels.

E.g., Sep 25 2018