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Plaza Nueva, Granada

Plaza Nueva, Granada: Our most recommended tours and activities

Granada: Sunset Walking Tour in Albaicín & Sacromonte

1. Granada: Sunset Walking Tour in Albaicín & Sacromonte

No trip to Granada is complete without having visited the Albaicín and Sacromonte. Choose from a private or shared tour and visit some of the most emblematic quarters of Granada. Pass through Albaicín, protected as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1994. Also known as the old Muslim Quarter, it contains labyrinthine streets through which you will discover the fascinating world of Al-Andalus, and enjoy the famous landscape of Granada from San Nicolás' viewpoint. Next on your journey, head to the Sacromonte Quarter, which contains more than 3,000 caves and panoramic views from hidden areas. While you are here, make sure to take the best pictures of Granada from this amazing valley. On your tour, you will also pass through significant sites of Granda, such as the Plaza Nueva, Placeta de San Gregorio, and Casa Enrique Morente, all of which are perfectly suited for snapping some stunning photos to show your friends and family.

Granada City Train 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

2. Granada City Train 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

Discover Granada at your own pace with a full-day ticket to the exclusive hop-on hop-off train. Specially designed to navigate the narrow streets of the Albaicín, the train features a panoramic roof, an open deck in summer, and onboard audio guides in 12 languages, available at an extra cost (with 2 special kids channels in Spanish and English). Choose between the two ticket options offered and take a single one-way trip or enjoy the experience to hop on and off as many times as you wish at any stop. Experience the city's essence from the monumental Alhambra to the atmospheric Albaicín. Explore the Realejo district, stop for a coffee in Plaza Nueva, get city views from the Mirador de San Nicolas, and much more. Get on and off the train as often as you want for as long as your ticket is valid, and discover the city's most important sites. Alhambra Route (Green Line) trains run every 30 – 45 minutes: • Alhambra Generalife/Taquillas• Alhambra Palacios Nazaríes/Puerta Justícia • Cuesta Gomérez • Plaza Nueva/Office Granada City Tour • Paseo de los Tristes • Mirador de San Cristóbal/Albaicín • Monasterio de la Cartuja • Plaza de Toros • Catedral/Plaza Romanilla • Calle Alhóndiga/Recogida • Plaza Mariana Pineda/El Corte Inglés • Calle Molinos/Campo del Príncipe • Hotel Alhambra Palace/Carmen de los Mártires

Granada: Albaicin and Sacromonte Segway Tour

3. Granada: Albaicin and Sacromonte Segway Tour

Explore Granada on a segway with a local experienced guide. Due to its geographical location, Granada offers great routes with picturesque views. The city is situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains so the streets go up and down making segway probably the most comfortable mode of transportation.  Benefit from a training session on the segway so you can get comfortable if you are a beginner. Pass by Plaza Nueva, Fuente del Toro, Paseo de los Tristes, and the old gypsy caves all the way up to Abadia del Sacromonte. The Sacromonte Abbey provides an insight into the cultural history of the city. In addition to the historical significance of the district, the hilltop location hill offers great views and photo opportunities. Wander through the narrow streets of the Albaicin neighborhood, zoom by Mosque of Granada, and take photos on one of the most famous viewpoints, San Nicholas square, where you can see the Alhambra and Generalife gardens.

Granada: Albayzin and Sacromonte Walking Tour

4. Granada: Albayzin and Sacromonte Walking Tour

Explore the Islamic quarter and historic Sacromonte neighborhood of Granada on a 2.5-hour walking tour. Walk between the narrow streets of the Albayzín, and admire the culture of the gypsies in the stunning caves of Sacromonte. Departing from the central Plaza Nueva, learn the history of Granada, a city which has been a hotbed of art and architecture since the 11th century. Explore Albayzín, considered one of the city’s most delightful neighborhoods. This is the part of the city where the Spanish-Muslim architecture is at its most spectacular, and the views of the Alhambra are stunning. Discover the essence of Islamic Granada along a labyrinth of narrow streets. Discover Sacromonte and admire one of the best-known gypsy neighborhoods in Spain, and see the traditional caves where people still live, surrounded by nature and the culture and art of Andalucia. Admire the views of the city from a place where art, nature and heritage are their most attractive.

Granada: Albaicín, Sacromonte & Museum of Caves Walking Tour

5. Granada: Albaicín, Sacromonte & Museum of Caves Walking Tour

Visit some of the most emblematic quarters of Granada. No trip to Granada is complete without having visited the Albaicín and Sacromonte. The tour will pass through Albaicín, protected as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1994. Also known as the old Muslim Quarter, it contains labyrinthine streets through which you will discover the fascinating world of Al-Andalus and enjoy the famous landscape of Granada from San Nicolás' viewpoint and more. You will then head to the Sacromonte Quarter, which contains more than 3,000 caves and panoramic views from hidden areas. Here you will get to know and understand gypsy culture in the Museo de las Cuevas, a place that demonstrates their history through legends and flamenco dancing. Your tour will also pass through principle Granada sites such as the Plaza Nueva, Placeta de San Gregorio and Casa Enrique Morente, all of which are prone for ideal photo opportunities.

Granada: City Center, Cathedral, Capilla, and Madraza Tour

6. Granada: City Center, Cathedral, Capilla, and Madraza Tour

You will start in Plaza Nueva, admiring one of the constructions that changed the physiognomy of the city the most. You will also astonish yourself with the Real Chancillería, which was the highest court of appeal of the Corona de Castilla. Follow that, admire the Plaza Nueva, the church of Santa Ana, and the Pilar del Toro, each of them being a part of one of the most important places of today’s Granada. You will walk down the Darro riverbed to see the old Al-Funduq (Corral del Carbón), one of the few Muslim buildings of commercial use that are still preserved. Following that, stroll through its streets, visiting the old silk market where thousands of stalls will intoxicate your senses with their colors and smells. Later on you will visit the Madraza, founded by Yusuf I in 1349. You will then proceed to enter inside the Capilla Real, where the Reyes Católicos chose to be buried in order to leave a permanent reminder of the hard work they had to do to win this city back. Towards the latter end of your tour you will visit the cathedral, which began to be built by Emperor Charles V.

Granada: 3-Hour Historical Segway Tour

7. Granada: 3-Hour Historical Segway Tour

Discover the historical city center throughout a 3-hour panoramic segway tour, making for a great way to cover a big distance with a local and experienced guide. Due to its special geographical location, Granada offers great routes with picturesque views. Enjoy riding your segway whilst discovering intriguing secrets about Granada. Riding a segway doesn't require any previous experience, and whether or not you have tried it before, you will go through the training process before beginning. It usually takes 10-15 minutes to get comfortable, however, you will be welcome to practice as much as you like. As soon as you're ready the journey begins. Cruise in the park near Alhambra and learn about the majestic Islamic palace. Your knowledgeable guide will share important historical facts of this unique place that belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1984. Pass by Plaza Nueva, Fuente del Toro, and Paseo de Los Tristes, all the way up to Abadia del Sacromonte. Learn how the Sacromonte Abbey symbolizes the cultural past of the city and is vital to understand the history of Granada. Besides, enjoy fascinating views as this mystical district is located on the top of the hill. Then, ride through the narrow streets of the Albaicin neighborhood passing the Mosque of Granada. Take photos from one of the most famous viewpoints in Granada - San Nicholas Square.

Granada: Guided Albaicin, Sacromonte, and Viewpoints Tour

8. Granada: Guided Albaicin, Sacromonte, and Viewpoints Tour

The tour begins in Plaza Nueva next to the High Court of Justice. Following an introduction, You will walk along the Paseo de los Tristes in the direction of the Sacromonte whilst discovering surprising historical details on the way. In the Sacromonte neighborhood you will learn about the cave houses, before visiting viewpoints which boast panoramic views of both the Alhambra and the city. You'll also discover flamenco art, learning about the importance it has in this particular neighborhood. Whilst walking from Sacromonte to Albaicin you will learn of the history and anecdotes of various places. This will conclude with you arriving at the San Nicolas viewpoint, where you will be greeted with panoramic views of the Alhambra. As you walk through the Albaicín neighborhood and learn its incredible history, you will come to the realization that these are two neighborhoods are simply loaded with history and fantastic panoramic viewpoints.

Granada: Walking Tour of the Cathedral and Albaicin

9. Granada: Walking Tour of the Cathedral and Albaicin

Discover the Cathedral and Royal Chapel of Granada as well as the Albaicin and Sacromonte neighborhoods on a guided walking tour. Learn about and visit the Royal Chapel, the Mausoleum of the Catholic Monarchs and some of their descendants, and the monumental center around the cathedral. In the afternoon, you will visit the old Arab city, which is now the Albaicín neighborhood and the most flamenco neighborhood in Spain. Check out the famous caves of the flamenco tablaos, the Sacromonte.

Granada: 1-Hour Panoramic Segway Tour

10. Granada: 1-Hour Panoramic Segway Tour

Discover the city center and Albaicin throughout a 1-hour panoramic Segway tour, making for a great way to cover a big distance with a local and experienced guide. Due to its special geographical location, Granada offers great routes with picturesque views. The main focus of this tour is to enjoy riding your Segway, whilst learning general information about Granada. Riding a Segway doesn't require any previous experience, and whether or not you have tried it before, you will go through the training process before beginning. It usually takes 10-15 minutes to get comfortable, however you will be welcome to practice as much as you like. You will soon pass by Plaza Nueva, Fuente del Toro, and Paseo de los Tristes, all the way up to the viewpoint of Albaicin. It is located on a big hill and is famous for its breathtaking views overlooking both the Alhambra and the mountains of Sierra Nevada. Albaicin is an old neighborhood which maintains the layout of Medieval Moorish narrow streets, making it the perfect place to discover Moorish architecture.

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What people are saying about Plaza Nueva, Granada

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based on 2,020 reviews

Pedro has been an excellent guide, we have known the most emblematic parts of Granada with a unique insight as he is practically a native of there. Super friendly with the grandmother and the granddaughter, she explained everything to us at our leisure and without feeling pressured for time or fatigue. He is very professional and 10000% recommended. It makes your day enjoyable and entertaining. Thank you very much Pedro!

We had Thomas as our guide and he was fantastic. We did the Segway tour and it was amazing how much we got to see. The entire experience was amazing and I would highly recommend. The entire family loved it.

Francisco was really good. He had excellent knowledge, and was very friendly. I would highly recommend him, and the tour.

Very helpful guide, who spoke good English, lots of photo opportunities on route, and very informative.

The tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable and very friendly!