Sightseeing tour of the historic city of Granada

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Immerse yourself in Granada's rich history during this informative guided city tour as you meander through the old quarter of Albaycin, visit the Royal Chapel, the Cathedral and take in sweeping views of the Alhambra, Granada and the Sierra Navada from the vantage point. view from the Mirador de San Nicolas.

Highlights

  • Done in English
  • Immerse yourself in the past, the time of a historical circuit
  • Perfect introduction for a first discovery
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Visit with local guide

Your tour begins with a visit to the Royal Chapel commissioned by the Catholic Monarchs and built in the Gothic style. There you will find the mausoleums of Isabella and Ferdinand and their children Phillip "Le Beau" and Joan "Le Fou". The cathedral stands next to the chapel, and is considered the first renaissance church in Spain.



Continue along the Gran Via passing by the Gardens of Triunfo and the Hospital Real, to reach the Charterhouse, a Baroque masterpiece, which began construction in 1505 and lasted more than three centuries, highlighting the holy of holies (Holy of Holies) and the sacristy.

Your journey will continue to the old Moorish Quarter of Albaycin where you can stroll through the narrow streets before reaching the Mirador de San Nicolas. From here you can discover the beauty of the Alhambra, Granada and the Sierra Nevada, followed by a visit to the Sacromonte, a typical and ancient district of caves, where the Gypsy population lived. You will visit one of the most representative caves of its kind, where refreshments will be served.

Detailed schedule

Starting point :
Hotels located in the center of Granada or the Alhambra



Departure time :
16.45 p.m

Hotel pickup begins approximately 30 – 60 minutes before time, exact pickup time will be advised upon reconfirmation.

Return details:
back to the starting point

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