18009 Granada, Spain
tel: +34 958 24 71 46
fax: +34 958 24 71 29
NileGuide Expert tip:
Hungry? Restaurante San Nicolas and El Huerto de Juan Ranas are two nearby restaurants with the same view that serve traditional local cuisine.
After climbing up cobblestone hills through a maze of ancient Moorish houses in the Albayzín, you'll find the Mirador de San Nicolas. From this lookout point, you can see most of the city, including Granada Cathedral and, most prominently, the Alhambra. When planning your visit, take the time and weather forecast into consideration—it's a bit of a walk in the summer heat, and you'll have to decide whether you want to take pictures during the day, at sunset, or with the illuminated Alhambra at night. Because of all the tourists, there are also a number of people selling jewelry and other crafts. If you see something you can't pass up, don't hesitate to bargain, but be wary—the quality doesn't usually compare to what you can find in more legitimate stores at the foot of the Albayzín. Take a bus or walk from Plaza Nueva. It's recommended to take a taxi at night. Feature Image: comcinco/Flickr