ABOUT THE Essential Free Tour of Granada
This tour is operated by our partner Walk in Granada.
On this 2.5-hour free walking tour you’ll immerse yourself in the history of Granada and discover the most significant sights in the centre of the city. Join your local, expert guide to hear the interconnecting stories that lead you from the impressive beauty of the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel to the winding alleyways of the magical Albaicín district.
The Essential Granada Free Tour starts at Plaza Nueva and ends near the Placeta de Carvajales.
Kings, Queens and Catholics
The last era of Muslim rule in Spain came to an end with the conquest of Granada by the Catholic Monarchs in 1492, essentially marking the beginnings of a unified Spain. With your guide, learn about the social and political upheavals in the years that followed and hear about life in Granada at the time. Admire the magnificent Cathedral, built on the site of the old mosque, and discover why Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand chose Granada as not only their residence, but also their burial site in the Royal Chapel.
Alcaiceria and Albaicín
Despite the Catholic conquest and the subsequent Spanish Inquisition’s attempts to convert all of Spain, Granada is awash with remnants and reminders of its Muslim past. Discover the Madraza, the ancient university of Al-Andalus, before wandering through the Alcaiceria, Granada’s grand bazaar, and marvelling at the variety of vendors and shops. Follow your Free Tour guide to the labyrinthine streets of the Albaicín neighbourhood, the thriving district of Nasrid craftsmen and aristocrats, now one of the most fascinating and multicultural areas in all of Spain. Admire the views of the Alhambra and soak up the atmosphere of this very special part of the city!
Tours in Granada are offered by our partners, Walk in Granada. While you may not see the trademark SANDEMANs red umbrellas (look instead for the Walk in Granada umbrellas), we only work with partners we know, trust, and who have been vetted by us to ensure they meet the same standards you are used to enjoying in SANDEMANs’ own cities. We are proud to partner with Walk in Granada and are sure you’ll love their tours as much as we do!Read more
Meet your guide next to the fountain at Plaza Nueva, look out for the red umbrella!
- Start the free tour of Granada on the bustling Plaza Nueva, where locals and visitors alike gather
- Admire the beautiful Granada cathedral and hear about its Muslim history
- Learn about the legacy of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand, the “Catholic Monarchs” at their burial place, the Royal Chapel
- Get lost in the Alcaiceria, the former grand bazaar of Granada, now a bustling market street
- Hear about the Madraza, the first public university of Al-Andalus
- Fall in love with the charm of the Albaicin, the old Moorish quarter
- Enjoy the views to the world-famous Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Spain's most visited monuments
Walk in Granada is our vetted partner in Granada - SpainRead more
- Local English-speaking guide
- Gratuities for the guide (optional)
- This activity is operated by our partner Walk in Granada. This experience is not provided by SANDEMANs, but has been chosen by our specialists from an array of offers based on their quality and value
What is the SANDEMANs Partner Network?
Tours in Granada are offered by a partner, not SANDEMANs NEW Europe.
We only work with partners we know, trust, and who have been vetted by us to ensure they meet the same standards you are used to enjoying in SANDEMANs’ own cities.
We are proud to partner with Walk in Granada and are sure you’ll love their tours as much as we do.
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WALKING TOURS & ACTIVITIES IN GRANADA
Essential Free Tour of Granada
Discover Granada's main attractions on this free tour with Walk In Granada local guides