The Mirador de San Nicolás, the best views of Granada

Is there any point in Granada as important as the Alhambra? Well, possibly the place from where we have the best views of the most famous monument in Granada, and that place is none other than the Mirador de San Nicolás.

Located in the heart of the Albaicín neighborhood, it is one of the most frequented places in Granada, both during the day and at night.

And it is that the views that we have from there of the Alhambra are unmatched. Those who have visited say they could be there for hours.

Get to the Mirador de San Nicolás

Visit Granada - Alhambra from Mirador San NicolásThe best way to get to the Mirador de San Nicolás is on foot. Forget the car and walk through the cobbled (and steep) streets of the Albaicín to reach a place that you will not be able to forget.

If you want to avoid walking you can also take the bus that takes you to the area from Plaza Nueva but we recommend walking to enjoy one of the most authentic neighborhoods in Andalusia.

Once we reach the Plaza de San Nicolás, where the beautiful Church of San Nicolás is also located, we will be in front of this viewpoint, where there are several benches and a wall, where you can sit and admire the most famous monument and enjoy one of the sunsets. most unforgettable sunshine.

You will most likely find a lot of people since at any time of the day, especially at sunset, you will find a crowd there. But do not despair and enjoy the moment because the views are unbeatable. The best way to visit the viewpoint is to go late in the afternoon, to enjoy ” the most beautiful sunset in the world “, as former United States President Bill Clinton defined it, and stay until nightfall and see the La Alhambra illuminated.

The Mirador de San Nicolás is a must if you go to Granada, not only for the views it offers but also for the atmosphere you will find in it and its surroundings, full of bars and restaurants.

You can also discover this viewpoint on this guided tour of the Albaicín and Sacromonte

Other viewpoints in Granada

What to see in Granada - AlbaycinSan Nicolás is the most famous, but in the city of Granada we can also find other places from which to observe different corners of the city.

One of them is the Mirador de los Carvajales, also located in the Albaicín, but in the lower part. Although not for that reason the views are worse, but different.

It is also a good place to admire the Alhambra and also a very crowded place at sunset. And located in the upper part of the Albaicín, so we will have a more “face-to-face” view of the Alhambra, is the Mirador de San Cristóbal, from which you can also see part of the neighborhood in which it is located.

Not all the viewpoints in Granada were going to serve to admire the Alhambra and that is why we must highlight the Mirador de Granada, on the road up to the famous monument from which we have a great view of the city. In the same style is the viewpoint in the Alcazaba, from where we can see the Albaicín in the best possible way.

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