Granada Landmarks and Monuments
(Granada, Andalucia, Spain)
Granada is a historic city, full of Renaissance and Mudejar-style architecture and plenty of notable landmarks. With a rich 10th-century Arab heritage, a beautiful cathedral and many outstanding palaces, Granada's main landmarks include the ancient remains of the Albayzin Walls, which once surrounded much of Granada many years ago.
Other impressive landmarks in the Granada area include the Mexuar Palace (Palacio del Mexuar), many of the buildings making up the enormous campus of Granada University (Universidad de Granada), and the Mirador de San Nicolas, a popular vantage point known for its exceptional views of the area.
Albayzin Walls (Murallas del Albayzin)
Address: Plaza Mariana Pineda, 10, Granada, 18009, Andalucia, Spain
Tel: +34 958 226 688
The remains of the 8th-century Moorish castle stand on Albayzin hill. This ancient fortress was surrounded by a large defence wall around 1,000 years ago, known as the Albayzin Walls (Murallas del Albayzin). Much of the walls remain, including the Old City Gate, known locally as the Puertas de las Murallas.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Mexuar Palace (Palacio del Mexuar)
Address: Real de la Alhambra, Granada, 18009, Andalucia, Spain
Tel: +34 902 22 4460
Mexuar Palace, in the Alhambra area of Granada, is an ancient building, where the city's sultan once conducted much of his business. The interior of the palace is particularly lavish, with many colourful rooms, features and antiques.
Open hours: daily - 08:30 to 18:00, 22:00 to 23:30; seasonal variations
Mirador de San Nicolas
Address: Espaldas, Granada, 18009, Andalucia, Spain
Tel: +34 958 226 688
A notable lookout point in the Albayzin area of Granada, the Mirador de San Nicolas offers truly spectacular views of the Alhambra and the distant Sierra Nevada mountain range. The Mirador de San Nicolas is also known for its impressive sunsets, which often attract large crowds.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 09:30 to 19:00, Saturday - 10:00 to 14:00
Granada University (Universidad de Granada)
Address: Granada, Andalucia, Spain
Tel: +34 958 24 3000
Comprising a number of historic colleges and faculties, together with around 60,000 students and more than 100 different departments, the Granada University complex is vast. One of the main landmarks at Granada University is the 16th-century Universidad Literaria, which is the Law faculty and offers striking Baroque-style architecture with grand columns, a cloister area, a theatre and an outdoor patio.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 08:00 to 20:00