What to do in the historic center of Granada

The historic center of Granada is a cultural treasure with a lot of history and a unique charm. From the historical monument of the Alhambra to the streets of the Albaicín neighborhood, every corner of this city breathes art, culture and history. We invite you to visit the city and discover the wonders hidden in the streets and squares full of life of Granada.

We propose some plans that you can do if you are visiting the historic center of Granada.

Walk through the historic center

Whether you come as a family, as a couple, or with friends, it is a mandatory stop!


Walking through its streets is a unique experience that will transport you to another era through its streets and squares, but above all through its Andalusian patios.


In addition, you can enjoy local cuisine in the bars and restaurants found in the historic center. Tapas are a southern tradition that has not yet been lost in Granada; It consists of offering a small portion of free food with each drink consumed.

Places in the historic center that you cannot miss


You cannot leave Granada without first having visited the Alhambra, a set of palaces, gardens and fortresses located on the Sabika hill. It was built in the 9th century, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is one of the most impressive examples of Islamic architecture in the world.

Granada Cathedral

The Cathedral of Granada is another of the essential places, built in the 16th century and one of the greatest exponents of the Spanish Renaissance.

Royal chapel

The Royal Chapel, where the remains of the Catholic Monarchs, King Ferdinand of Aragon and Queen Isabella of Castile, are located, is also a must-see. It is located next to the Cathedral.

Monastery of Saint Jerome

The Monastery of San Jerónimo is located in the heart of the city of Granada. It was built on an old hermitage dedicated to Saint Sebastian. A visit to the Monastery of San Jerónimo is an experience that you cannot miss.

Calderería Street

Calle Calderería is a street with a lot of history in Granada. It is a pedestrian street that is located in the heart of Granada. What makes this street special are its craft shops. Many of the shops found on this street have traditional Arabic-style decoration.

Albaicín neighborhood

The Albaicín neighborhood is the oldest neighborhood in Granada, with its cobbled streets and white houses, medieval walls, impressive viewpoints and charming squares, it is another of the most typical places in Granada.


Sacromonte is a gypsy neighborhood located in the eastern part of the city, in the Valparaíso valley. It is famous for its themed caves where gypsy zambras were held. In these mythical caves, you can currently enjoy gypsy parties full of singing and dancing and the best flamenco. Sacromonte is one of the places that you cannot miss on your visit to Granada.

Alcaicería Street

Alcaicería street is located in the heart of the historic center of Granada. This street was the place where the silk market was located in the Muslim city of Granada. For centuries, this street has been an important center of commerce in the city. Currently it is a typical bazaar of Muslim culture, made up of narrow alleys.

A perfect day in the historic center of Granada

You can always book a guided tour with professionals to discover the city, but if you prefer to go at your own pace, we propose the plan:

In the morning, stroll through the streets of Albaicín (or Albayzín), the oldest neighborhood in the city of Granada and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994. Located in front of the Alhambra hill, on the San Cristóbal hill , and surrounded by Sacromonte, Elvira Street and the Darro River, the Albaicín is a spectacular place.


At midday, visit the local bars to taste their tapas or enjoy a traditional Granada gastronomic experience in different restaurants where you will have the opportunity to try typical Granada food.


In the afternoon stroll through the Corral del Carbón and explore the beautiful Alcaicería. End the morning with a visit to the impressive Cathedral and the Archbishop’s Palace.


To end the day, you can’t miss a good Flamenco show at a tablao. We are in Granada and here Flamenco is everywhere. You will find countless flamenco tablaos where you can see some of the best contemporary singers and dancers live. One of the most popular in the city is the Palacio Flamenco Granada tablao, where you can enjoy a show.


Book your tickets for Palacio Flamenco Granada, where every night you will enjoy unique shows.