Provided by: Bert Kaufmann

The Alhambra

This is one of the most obvious must-sees because the outline of this impressive structure dominates the city. This 9th-century castle is utterly magical and consists of a seemingly endless stretch of buildings and gardens. It is possible to visit the Alhambra at night, which is particularly impressive and definitely worth the effort.
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Cathedral of Santa María De La Encarnación

The Cathedral of Santa María De La Encarnación is Grenada’s most famous cavernous Renaissance and Gothic cathedral. There is a small museum adjacent to the church.
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Monestario De La Cartuja

Monestario De La Cartuja is an elaborate Baroque monastery and church which was constructed between the 16th and 18th centuries. The Sanctuary and Sacristy are particularly impressive.
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Albayzín

The albayzín is the snaking corridors and alleyways that make up the old Arabian area of Granada. It is a pleasure just to wander the warren of streets.
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Mirador de San Nicolás

Mirador De San Nicolás is a lookout with stunning views of the Alhambra, the Sierra Nevada Mountains and all of Granada. This is the perfect place to go and see one of the most beautiful sunsets.
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Sacromonte

This mystic neighbourhood literally means "sacred mountain" and was traditionally occupied by the gitanos (historically Roman people, also called Gypsies). A series of roads winding up the mountain, flanked by caves that are literally carved out of the side of the mountain, which served as the original dwellings of the settlers of this area. Many of the caves are still homes while others have been converted to restaurants and bars.
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Nasrid Wall

Nasrid Wall is the 16th city perimeter wall which snakes through the Sacramonte district. A walk along this wall will provide a thorough exploration of the Sacramonte, including beautiful views of the Alhambra and the Albayzin.
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Generalife Garden

Overlooking the impressive Alhambra palace lies the lovely Generalife Garden. With its bright flowerbeds and picturesque fountains the higher and lower gardens are the ideal spot for an evening stroll. You don’t want to miss this Andalusian scenery with great architecture in a floral setting on your holiday pictures.
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Alcaiceria

Not far from Granada’s Cathedral visitors can find a traditional market. The former silk market was rebuilt in 19th century and has local jewelry and souvenirs on offer. Take home a piece of Granada or drop by for the lovely sight of the Moorish architecture – it’s always worth a visit.
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Cartuja Monastery

This monastery is a beautiful example of Baroque architecture in the north of Granada. Within the brick walls you can enjoy breathtaking gardens and see how clerics and monks lived throughout the years.
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Carrera del Darro

Starting near the Plaza Nueva, this passage along the Darro River takes you to stunning views and lovely places. During an evening stroll you can find many bars and restaurants on your way and enjoy a vibrant nightlife.
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