3 Day Granada Itinerary
We spent three wonderful days in Granada in June, just before the peak of summer. Temperatures around 30-35 degrees, which was just about managable! We set out our 3 day Granada itinerary below.
Day 1 of 3 day Granada itinerary
We spent 2.5 hours on a free walking tour of Granada old town with Pancho Tours. You just meet them at 11am at Plaza Nueva next to the fountain, just in front of the Hotel Macia Plaza. If you think the tour is good and informative, just leave a tip at the end!
The trip covered the following sights:
- S. Gregorio Monastery
- S. Anne Church
- The Catholic kings and the “Reconquista”
- Darro River’s walk
- Lower Albaicín and its “mudejar” house
- Main Mosque of Granada
- Alhambra viewpoint
- S. Nicholas viewpoint
- “Ziri” citywalls
- Plaza Larga and the famous “Pesas” Archway
We then spent the rest of the afternoon wandering around the city in and around all the small winding streets exploring, including Calle Elvira, the colourful street with a Moroccan influence.
Day 2 of 3 day Granada Itinerary
We spent the morning wandering around The Carrera del Darro and the Paseo de los Tristes. This is right next to the River Darro, crossed by two stone bridges and right near Plaza Nueva.
We spent the evening on a tour of the Sacromonte neighbourhood with Pancho tours again. We learnt about the famous Sacromonte neighborhood, one of the birthplaces of Flamenco. The gypsies have been living there for over 4 centuries digging tunnels and houses right inside the mountain.
Again, the tour was around 2/2.5 hours and was a proper hike around the hills with amazing views of Granada. Just tip what you want at the end!
We finished up at a Flamenco show near the City Centre (we had heard that the Sacromonte caves were a little touristy) which was great fun in a small room, with seats right at the front.
Day 3 of 3 day Granada itinerary
If you want to visit the Alhambra, you MUST book tickets in advance. Sometimes even book a month beforehand and you also have to pick a time to visit the Nasrid Palaces. I made the rooky mistake of thinking I could book them when I was out there but alas, they were all sold out!
Instead, we spent the day hiking up to the Alhambra and exploring the beautiful grounds around the palace. It is well worth it if you can’t get a ticket!
East London Girl: 3 day Granada Itinerary