Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #4 in Granada, Spain


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 21 sights
Distance 11.8 km
Ascend 383 m
Descend 608 m

Experience Granada in Spain in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Individual Sights in Granada

Sight 1: Dar al-Arusa

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Dar al-Arusa

Dar al-Arusa, literally House of the Bride in Andalusian Arabic, is the name given to the remains of a palatine residence from the Nasrid period, located in the Alhambra enclosure, in Granada, Spain.

Wikipedia: Dar al-Arusa (ES)

748 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 2: Pozos Altos y Alberca Rota

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Pozos Altos y Alberca Rota

The Pozos Altos are a set of archaeological remains from the Nasrid period, the main one of which is the so-called Alberca Rota, located in the Dehesa del Generalife, specifically in the northern area of the Cerro del Sol, which are part of the hydraulic structure of water supply for the set of almunias and palaces located in the surroundings of the Palacio del Generalife. in the Alhambra (Granada). Together with Los Albercones and the Acequia Real, they form one of the most important hydraulic complexes in medieval Spain.

Wikipedia: Alberca Rota (ES)

1093 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 3: Silla del Moro

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The Moorish chair or Castle of Santa Elena, is a small Nasrid era castle, located in the northern skirt of the Santa Elena hill at a level near about 853 meters above sea level, which was part of the Generalife defensive system and La Alhambra, in the city of Granada, Autonomous Community of Andalusia, Spain.

Wikipedia: Silla del Moro (ES)

606 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 4: Los Albercones

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Los Albercones

Los Albercones is the name given to a hydraulic complex from the Nasrid period, located in the Generalife, within the Alhambra enclosure, in Granada. Together with the Acequia Real and the Pozos Altos, it forms one of the most important medieval hydraulic systems in Spain.

Wikipedia: Los Albercones (ES)

629 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 5: Generalife

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The Generalife was a summer palace and country estate of the Nasrid rulers of the Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus. It is located directly east of and uphill from the Alhambra palace complex in Granada, Spain.

Wikipedia: Generalife (EN)

671 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 6: Alhambra

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The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. It is one of the most famous monuments of Islamic architecture and one of the best-preserved palaces of the historic Islamic world, in addition to containing notable examples of Spanish Renaissance architecture.

Wikipedia: Alhambra (EN)

224 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: Museo de la Alhambra

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The Alhambra Museum is located in the city of Granada, located in the south wing of the ground floor of the palace of Charles V in the Alhambra. It houses objects, belongings, books and architectural remains of Hispano-Muslim art dating from the middle of the eighth century to the last years of the Nasrid culture, the result of excavations carried out in the city of Granada itself and donations from other points. It consists of seven rooms where the objects are distributed thematically and chronologically.

Wikipedia: Museo de la Alhambra (ES)

4 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 8: Museo de Bellas Artes

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The Museo de Bellas Artes de Granada is a fine arts museum in Granada, Spain. Since the 1950s it has been housed in the Palace of Charles V which also houses the Museo de la Alhambra.

Wikipedia: Museo de Bellas Artes de Granada (EN)

7 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 9: Court of the Myrtles

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The Court of the Myrtles is the central part of the Comares Palace inside the Alhambra palace complex in Granada, Spain. It is located east of the Mexuar and west of the Palace of the Lions. It was begun by the Nasrid sultan Isma'il I in the early 14th century and significantly modified by his successors Yusuf I and Muhammad V later in the same century. In addition to the Court of the Myrtles, the palace's most important element is Hall of Ambassadors, the sultan's throne hall and one of the most impressive chambers in the Alhambra.

Wikipedia: Court of the Myrtles (EN)

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Sight 10: Palacios Nazaríes

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The Nasrid palaces, also called the Royal Viejo Fourth are a palatine set of the Alhambra de Granada formed by two independent palaces, the Palace of Comares and the Palace of Los Leones, and annexes, Mexuar, chosen by the Catholic Monarchs to inhabit them in their stays In Granada of the end of palaces, palacetes, large house and towers-palacios that the palatine city of the Alhambra has housed. These residences were replaced according to the Islamic precepts of not building anything that is perpetuated in time and the tradition that each Sultan made their palace to demonstrate their personal power. The decision of the Catholic Monarchs guaranteed their conservation, compared to other abused Arab monuments, abandoned or destroyed, mostly by the Napoleonic troops in their attempt to destroy the citadel to their flight. Some of these palaces were hosting the Nazarí Court, performing administrative functions, protocol, residential and enjoyment. Chronologically they were raised after the Alcazaba, the Generalife and the partal, being its construction of the first third of the fourteenth century.

Wikipedia: Palacios nazaríes (ES)

718 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 11: Carmen de los Mártires

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The Carmen de los Mártires is a famous carmen and garden located in the Spanish city of Granada. It is located on the southern slope of the hill of the Mauror hill that supports the Torres Bermejas at its top, within the enclosure of the Alhambra, in the lands known until the fourteenth century by the Arabs as Campo de Ahabul and by the Christians as the Campo or corral de los Cautivos. With its more than seven hectares, it is the largest of the city's cármenes, which includes a magnificent palace, romantic gardens and Nasrid orchards over the capital of Granada, with extraordinary panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada, the Vega and the city.

Wikipedia: Carmen de los Mártires (ES), Website

237 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 12: Auditorio Manuel de Falla

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The Manuel de Falla Auditorium in Granada is the headquarters of the City of Granada Orchestra, and the Manuel de Falla Archive.

Wikipedia: Auditorio Manuel de Falla (Granada) (ES), Website

589 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 13: Iglesia de San Cecilio

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Iglesia de San Cecilio José Luis Filpo Cabana / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Church of San Cecilio is a Roman Catholic church in the Spanish city of Granada.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de San Cecilio (ES), Website

147 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 14: Cristo de los Favores

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The Holy Christ of Favors, whose honorary distinction was awarded by the city of Granada in 2003 with the gold medal of the city.

Wikipedia: Cristo de los Favores (ES)

1170 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 15: Iglesia de San Pedro y San Pablo

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The church of San Pedro and San Pablo in the Spanish city of Granada, autonomous community of Andalusia, is of Mudejar and Renaissance styles, designed by the architect Juan de Maeda, it was built in the sixteenth century, between the years 1559 and completed in 1567.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de San Pedro y San Pablo (Granada) (ES)

902 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 16: Iglesia de San Matías

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The Imperial Church of San Matías is an exponent of the religious architecture of Granada of the sixteenth century, located in the neighborhood of the same name, where other contemporary works are located that participate in the process of Christianization initiated in 1501 by the Catholic Monarchs, based, to a large extent, on the construction of religious buildings and systematic reuse of the pre-existing Muslim ones.

Wikipedia: Iglesia Imperial de San Matías (ES)

364 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 17: Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo

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The Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo is a former Nasrid palace and convent in Granada, Spain. It is located in the Realejo quarter of the city.

Wikipedia: Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo (EN), Website

1120 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 18: Palacio de Congresos de Granada

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The Palace of Exhibitions and Congresses of Granada is a convention building located in the Andalusian city of Granada (Spain), whose main function is the celebration of congresses and fair exhibitions, as well as concerts and shows. It is located in the city center, on the Paseo del Violón, next to the left bank of the Genil River.

Wikipedia: Palacio de Congresos de Granada (ES)

263 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 19: Ermita de San Sebastián

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The hermitage of San Sebastián and San Fabián was originally a construction half military fortress and half religious that the Muslims built on the border with the Christian kingdoms, dating from the thirteenth century. Built in 1218, under Almohad domination, it belongs to the route of the caliphate. It is located in the Spanish city of Granada, autonomous community of Andalusia, at the end of the Paseo del Violón, on the left bank of the Genil River.

Wikipedia: Ermita de San Sebastián (Granada) (ES)

1080 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 20: Parque de las Ciencias

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Parque de las Ciencias

Parque de las Ciencias is a science center and museum located in the city of Granada, Spain. It is a member of the European Network of Science Centers and Museums (ECSITE). The facility encompasses 70,000 square meters and offers a variety of experiences. These include permanent and temporary exhibits, a planetarium, educational spaces, and amenities like a cafe, restaurant, bookstore, library, and cinemas. Additionally, the Parque de las Ciencias has unique features such as a plastination lab and restoration and production workshops.

Wikipedia: Parque de las Ciencias (Granada) (EN), Website

1268 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 21: Parque Federico García Lorca

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Parque Federico García Lorca No machine-readable author provided. Pedro González assumed (based on copyright claims). / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Park Federico García Lorca is a park situated in Arabial St., Granada, Spain. It is named after the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca. It is designed with avenues and palm trees. The park is opened to the public during daylight hours. Admission is free.

Wikipedia: Park Federico García Lorca (EN)


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