History & heritage tours

Guided walking tour in Granada: history of the transformation

Availability: Daily
Duration: 2 hours
Language: English , Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • Small groups with professional guides
  • The best attractions of Granada
What to expect

A journey through the history of Granada and its transformation from Islam to Christianity. Strolling through the essential spots of Granada we will discover a mythical and spectacular city.

We walk through the historical city center, nearby the Cathedral ensemble. This is the area of Granada with the most notable urban planning transformation after the Spanish Reconquest, with buildings such as the Cathedral, Royal Chapel and the High Court (Real Chancillería).

In contrast to this , during the tour you will have the chance to visit the insides of the Madraza, which is considered the old muslim medieval university of Granada and which interior shows delicate plaster work wonderfully preserved.

Besides, we have chosen the low skirt of the Albaicín to represent the Muslim Granada before the end of the Spanish Reconquest, together with the evoking Carrera del Darro (the Darro Course). This area is part of the World Heritage since 1994. Between these two quarters: Gran Vía Street, which reflects the modernist changes of the 19th Century.

This tour of the essential Granada that every first-timer in Granada must do, illustrates important historical facts of our city covering: the figures of the Catholic Monarchs and Charles V, the Alhambra and Generalife, the Moorish tragedy, the Mudejar style, the Albayzín Quarter past and present, and important aspects of the history of this city. Essential to know Granada is to deal with the urban infrastructure and the hydraulic system, the Carmenes of Granada and other typical constructions.

A tour that you don’t want to miss. It will leave you a pleasant memory of the history and the main monuments of the unforgettable Granada.

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What's included
  • Entrance tickets to Madrasa
  • Guided tour
What's not included
  • Gratuities (optional)
Reduced price
  • Children 0-9 years old: free
  • Youth 10-13 years old: reduced
Where

Calle San Jerónimo 10

Meeting point:

CICERONE Customer Center-Shop

What to remember
  • Please, wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The walk is low difficulty, but there are some slopes.
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When
  • Daily at 10.30am
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Provider
Cicerone Granada
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to a day before the activity begins.

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