Here we are going to tell you what to see in Granada in 3 days, a perfect duration for a trip to this Andalusian city, where you will not have a second of boredom and in which you will enjoy a wonder that you will not find anywhere else on the planet.
Granada is a city to enjoy in all aspects, from the monumental to the gastronomic, which makes it essential to spend several days in the city to get to know everything important to see.
Granada is a good destination to visit in a short time. You can do one of the free tours in Granada that are carried out to get to know it better.
What to see in Granada in 3 days
What to see in Granada on the first day
If you have arrived in the city early, the best thing is not to wait any longer and this first day you can enjoy the Alhambra, the most famous monument in the city and one of the most visited in Europe.
Remember that the visit to the Nasrid Palaces has a fixed time, so the visit to the rest of the complex will be conditioned by it.
So organize yourself to visit the Palace of Carlos V, the Alcazaba and the rest of the wonders of the Alhambra to be able to be at the time assigned to you and enjoy the Patio de los Leones or the P alacio de Comares. Don’t forget the Generalife either.
After visiting the Alhambra, it is best to go to enjoy the atmosphere of the Plaza Nueva and if you have time, visit the Albaycín and its labyrinthine streets until you reach the Mirador de San Nicolás, where we recommend being at sunset to see a unique show about the Alhambra and later see it illuminated.
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What to visit in Granada on the second day
We can dedicate this second day to visiting the center of Granada, the Christian part of the city.
There, the main point of interest is the Cathedral of Granada, built by the Catholic Monarchs, who are buried in a building that is right next to it, the Royal Chapel and which is an essential visit and therefore you cannot miss it.
Nearby is also the Corral del Carbón, an old corn exchange that is very well preserved. It is also the oldest monument in Granada.
After enjoying some tapas in the surroundings of the Plaza Nueva we recommend, if you didn’t have time the day before, to visit the Albaycín first touring the Carrera del Darro where El Bañuelo is located, another very important place to see in Granada, and finish at the Paseo de los Tristes, at the foot of the hill where the Alhambra is located.
If you were already in the Albaycín the day before, you can continue walking, through some steep streets, to Sacromonte, one of the most curious neighborhoods in Granada and a must-visit if you like flamenco.
Third day in Granada. To do
The morning of our third day in Granada we can visit the Basilica of San Juan de Dios and the Monastery of San Jerónimo, located right next to it.
If you still want to see more religious buildings, cross the entire city to the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de las Angustias. We assure you that going there is worth it because its interior is spectacular.
Along the way you can delight yourself with the streets of the center of Granada and dedicate the journey to visiting its shops and doing some shopping.
The rest of the time you have left in Granada can be dedicated to the Science Park, about a 20-minute walk from the previous point, especially if you like science or are very curious about the world around you.
You can find more information on the official Granada tourism page.