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What to Do in Granada in One Day?

  1. Visit Granada Cathedral
  2. Explore Palacio de los Olvidados
  3. Go on a Sacromonte Caves Museum Tour
  4. Take a Hammam Al Andalus Palma Tour
  5. Visit Alhambra
  6. Watch an Authentic Flamenco Show
  7. Test the local cuisine in the Plaza Nueva
  8. Go on a Granada Tapas Tours
  9. Walk Through the Alcaicería Market
  10. Time Your Visit with Semana Santa
Visit this spectacular Spanish city of Granada located in Western Europe that boasts pleasant Mediterranean climatic conditions, picturesque locales, and interesting attractions. If you are in the city for a short period of time and are looking for some of the best things to do in Granada in one day, you will not be disappointed. With the numerous palaces, fortresses, churches, monasteries, cathedrals, markets, dining outlets, and much more, you will not be in dearth of some fun things to do to make your visit memorable.

Visiting the world famous Alhambra, watching an authentic flamenco show, and tasting the local cuisine in the Plaza Nueva are considered some of the top things to do in Granada in one day. Apart from this there are various other interesting pursuits that you can choose in accordance with your likes and preferences. Go for a guided cathedral tour and take a close look at the structure's beautiful Baroque architecture as well as its Royal Chapel.

You can get tickets for the Palacio de los Olvidados and witness the various exhibitions held at the museum. Enjoy a tour of the Sacromonte Caves Museum to gain an insight into the civilization and way of living of the Gypsies or get a relaxing massage at the Hammam Al Andalus Palma.

Here is the list of best things to do in Granada in one day:

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Meeting Location: C. Cárcel Baja, 2, 18001 Granada, Spain

Activity Timings:

  • Mondays to Saturdays - 10:00 AM to 06:15 PM
  • Sundays - 03:00 PM to 06:15 PM

Activity Duration: 2 - 4 Hours

About the Granada Cathedral:

The Cathedral of Granada is a marvelous structure built on the site of the Great Mosque after 600 years of Muslim dominance. It took 181 years to build this Cathedral and has concepts of number, proportion, geometry and harmony in its architecture. The Main Chapel’s iconography represents the life, passion and death of Jesus Christ with its Gothic and Renaissance style.

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Visit Alhambra

  • Witness one of the most famous sights in the world by visiting this famous palace and fortress from the Nasrid times, also among the best things to see in Granada in one day.
  • Admire the stunning Islamic architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage site which was once the residence of the Moorish kings.
  • Soak in the panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and the city below from your perch on a hilltop in Granada.
  • Explore the various sections of the palace including the Alcazaba fortress and the Generalife with its beautiful gardens, patios, fountains, and terraces.

    Location: C. Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain

    Timing: 8:30 AM – 8 PM

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Activity Location: Cuesta de Santa Inés 6, 18010, Granada

Activity Timings:

  • Monday to Thursday- 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Friday to Sunday- 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Activity Duration: 2-3 Hours (Approx.)

About Palacio de los Olvidados, Granada:

Visit the Palacio de Los Olvidados (also known as the Palace of the Forgotten) and go back in time as you enter this 16th-century old courthouse. Explore the rich history & mixture of various cultures as you visit this Palacio located on the bank of river Darro. Learn about the Inquisition courts of Europe and their methods of torture as you visit Palacio’s permanent exhibition. Come along with your family and friends and get ready for this one-of-a-kind experience.

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Activity Location: s/n,Barranco de los Negros, 18010, Granada

Activity Timings: 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM

Activity Duration: 3-4 Hours (Approx)

About the Sacromonte Caves Museum, Granada:

Sacromonte Caves in the Flamenco Quarter of Granada are recognised as an ethnographic museum. Explore the 10 recreated caves of this museum and gain insights into how Gypsies or Romanis settled in the city and the lifestyle they adopted to survive. Marvel at various objects and antiquities depicting their ways of living in the caves.

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Activity Location: C. de Costa I Llobera, 20, 07005 Palma, Illes Balears, Spain

Operational Hours:

  • Sunday to Thursday: 9.30 AM - 10 PM
  • Friday and Saturday: 9.30 AM - 12 AM

Activity Duration: 1-2 Hours

About the Hammam Al Andalus Palma, Granada:

Hammam Al Andalus Palma is one of the most amazing spas in Spain, with excellent massage therapies and healing water baths that cure all ailments. A professional massage lasting 75 minutes in rejuvenating water is the most soothing thing here, leaving you refreshed and renewed. The captivating aromas, relaxing music, atmospheric lighting, and water-based experience at the spa will leave you mesmerized.

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Watch an Authentic Flamenco Show

  • Enjoy a special night out watching a dazzling flamenco show at one of the several tablaos in the city.
  • Head to the old Roma gypsy district of Sacromonte located high up in the hills and visit the unique cave homes to enjoy the intimate performances.
  • Revel in the intense atmosphere of the clubs witnessing the passion and dedication in the art form by flamenco dancers, singers and musicians.
  • Combine your experience with a scrumptious dinner and drinks comprising authentic local cuisines making this one of the best things to do in Granada in one day.

    Location: Sacromonte

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Taste The Local Cuisine in The Plaza Nueva

  • Wallow in the old world charm of one of the most ancient squares in the city that also features cozy terraces and outdoor eating areas.
  • Indulge in the delectable local cuisine as you soak in the rich history of the plaza that was once famous for holding important games, tournaments, and bullfights.
  • Visit one of the quaint cafes or eateries lining the streets here and spend a relaxed time enjoying a hearty meal, which in itself is counted among the top things to do in Granada in one day.
  • Make a pit stop here and grab a nice local meal when you are out shopping or sightseeing as the plaza is conveniently located and easily accessible.

    Located between the modern center and the Carrera del Darro

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Walk Through The Alcaicería Market

  • Take a tour of this fascinating maze of streets that was once a grand Moorish silk market and is steeped in history today.
  • Imbibe the local culture of the city and go through some exotic and interesting items that are for sale, which is one of the favorite things to do in Granada in one day among visitors.
  • Window shop at the spectacular Arab silk stalls and valuable goods stores or pick out some fun souvenir items from the various stalls here.

    Location: Calle Alcaicería, 1 Granada

    Timing: 10 AM – 8:30 PM

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Time Your Visit with Semana Santa

  • Enjoy the grand festivities and sheer vibrancy as the city prepares for the Holy Week and Easter celebrations.
  • Experience one of the most interesting things to do in Granada in one day as you witness the spectacular processions which are among the best in all the Andalusian cities.
  • Catch a glimpse of the beautiful ‘pasos’ which are thrones with religious icons that represent the richness and uniqueness of the culture here.
  • Delight in the beautiful settings of famous processions such as those of the Virgen de la Aurora and the Concepción against the marvelous backdrop of the Alhambra under a moonlit sky.

    Timing: Around March to May

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Go on a Granada Tapas Tours

  • Immerse yourself in the rich food culture of this Spanish city, one of the most satisfying things to do in Granada in one day.
  • Book a tapas tour where you get to taste around ten delicious local specialties in some of the most authentic tapas bars in the city.
  • Eat and live for a day like the locals do, enjoying a unique gastronomical experience as well as learning about Granada's historical local bars and reclusive bodegas with an experienced guide.
  • Get a deep insight into the rich history and culture of the city that have influenced the local cuisine over the centuries.

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People Also Ask About Granada

  1. What are the best things to see in Granada in one day?

    1. The Alhambra: This palace and fortress that dates back to the reign of the Nasrid dynasty is one of the best things to see in Granada Spain in one day. Explore the various interesting sections such as the Alcazaba and the Generalife which features an exotic garden.

    2. The Albaicin neighborhood: Go for a stroll down this historically rich neighborhood beautifully located on the top of a hill. Enjoy looking at the charming houses and souk style markets as you walk along the cobbled pathways of this former Arab neighborhood.

    3. Granada Cathedral and the Royal Chapel: Visit this 16th century structure that had taken almost 200 years to complete. Admire the beautiful architecture, which is a blend of Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic styles.
  2. What is inside the Alhambra?

    The Alhambra is a remarkable palace complex that primarily comprises the Alcazaba, the Nasrid Palaces, and the Generalife. Apart from these, there are also the Museum of Fine Arts, the Palace of Charles V, and the Museum of the Alhambra here.
  3. What are the things we can buy from Alcaicería Market?

    You can buy some of the most interesting and exotic items from the Alcaicería Market in Granada including Arab silks, spices, and other valuable goods. The market is also known for its many small souvenir shops from where you can pick your keepsakes or gifts to take back home.
  4. Which are the best beaches to explore in Granada?

    1. Peñón de Salobreña beach: Counted among the most famous tourist destinations in Granada, this is an extremely well-equipped beach overlooking crystal clear blue waters. The views from here are absolutely breathtaking with the castle of Salobreña and the nearby mountains featuring in the distance.

    2. Calahonda beach: Spend a relaxing day on this tranquil beach which has also gained a Blue Flag and boasts some of the best facilities. It features good shower areas, toilets, footbridges , surveillance and rescue services, as well as a Red Cross stand.

    3. La Herradura beach: Visit this urban beach that stretches almost 2050 meters and comprises dark sand amid lush vegetation. Walk on the paseo marítmo and enjoy extraordinary views or head to the nearby institute where you can practice scuba diving.
  5. What are the best things to do in one day for kids?

    - Visit the Generalife
    - Explore the Science Park
    - Parque de las Ciencias
    - Go through the Museo Cuevas del Sacromonte
    - Admire the rich architecture of the Alcazaba
    - Enjoy shopping at the Alcaiceria
  6. What is the best time to visit Granada?

    The best time of the year to visit Granada is during the months of May and June and also in the months of September and October. The weather during this time is quite pleasant and temperatures remain relatively low. This makes it a perfect time for going on long walking tours, outdoor activities and sightseeing. Besides, some of the city’s biggest cultural events like the Semana Santa take place during this time and make for a great experience.
  7. Why is Granada so famous?

    Granada is a beautiful city located in the southern part of Spain in the Andalusian region known for its picturesque locales. It is famous for its stunning monuments that are rich in architectural and artistic features and have a deep-seated history and culture. The city is also known for its notable palaces, churches, monasteries, and other Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassical monuments.
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