Granada City - Main Sights

Granada boasts a wealth of historical monuments. © Sophie Carefull
Granada boasts a wealth of historical monuments to discover.

One of Spain's most frequently visited tourist centres, Granada contains many notable architectural and artistic monuments. The city is the seat of an archbishop, and it is dotted with fine Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassical churches, convents, monasteries, hospitals, palaces, and mansions. The aforementioned cathedral at the city's centre is profusely ornamented with jasper and coloured marble, and its interior contains many fine paintings and sculptures by Alonso Cano. South of the city centre is the administrative and commercial section of Granada, while to the west is the modern residential sector.

El Albaicin

El Albaicín is the old Moorish quarter of the city.  More >

Alcaiceria

The Alcaicería is home of the Great Bazaar of Granada. More >

Alcazaba

The Alcazaba, or fortress, is the oldest part of the Alhambra. More >

Alhambra

The Alhambra Palace is an absolute must see in Granada. More >

Basilica of San Juan de Dios

A Baroque church with a spectacular gold altar and shrine to San Juan de Dios. More >

Carrera del Darro

A pretty cobble-stoned street running along the river Darro. More >

La Cartuja

A monastery which once housed Carthusian monks. More >

Cathedral

The Cathedral is located in the centre of the Muslim area and dates back to 1523. More >

Church of San José

This church is on the site of the Great Mosque of La Alcazaba. More >

Church of San Pedro & San Pablo

The Church of San Pedro & San Pablo hails from the Renaissance period. More >

Corral del Carbon

The Corral del Carbon is one of Granada´s oldest and best preserved monuments More >

Generalife

The summer palace of the Moorish sultans, featuring beautiful gardens.  More >

Monastery of San Jerónimo

Renaissance Catholic church and monastery dating from 1504.  More >

Parque de las Ciencias

Granada's excellent science museum covers an area of 70km². More >

Plaza Bib-Rambla

The most emblematic square of the "Christian" part of the city. More >

Plaza Isabel

Square at the top of Gran Via with statue of Queen Isabel and Columbus. More >

Plaza San Nicolás

The Church of San Nicolás is well worth the steep hike through the Albaicin. More >

Royal Chapel

The Catholic Monarchs founded the Royal Chapel for their own tombs. More >

Royal Hospital

This hospital is a gothic building, founded by the Catholic Monarchs. More >

Sacromonte

The area of Sacromonte is famous for its gypsy caves. More >