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Mirador de San Nicolas

Espaldas, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain
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Ranked #4 of 108 Attractions in Granada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas
Traveler Description: Mirador San Nicolas The Mirador San Nicolas is located on one of the highest points of the Albayzin at the Camino Nuevo de San Nicolas. There is a... more »
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I love to walk up to the Mirador de San Nicolas, especially on a pleasant autumn evening, just before sunset. The views of the Alhambra and the planes (vegas) of Granada are breathtaking. There is a little restaurant/tapas bar "El Huerto De Juan Ranas" nearby where you can enjoy a cold beer and watch the colours of the Alhambra turn... More

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We used the local tourist train to get up to the Mirador which is opposite the Alhambra and a great photo opportunity. We didn't go at sunset when it gets crowded. There are a few restaurants and bars around the Mirador, where the sangria is very welcome. Decided to walk down through the narrow cobbled streets an alleys which was... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We were staying at a hotel at the Alhambra complex, so we took a taxi to the mirador to get a view of the Alhambra from the Albayzin. While it doesn't take a long time to take in the view, it is simply a wonderful sight. After leaving the mirador, we walked through the narrow arrleys of the Albayzin back... More

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Montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Worth the hike up the hill. The magnificent Alhambra on a Sierra Nevada background. Just beautiful. Go early in the morning to avoid the touristy crowds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Spacious, airy and fit for purpose. Liked view over mountains with Alhambra in foreground. Quite busy but it was about mid morning so probably better earlier, or in the evening when the place is floodlit. Definitely worth a visit, a five minute job.

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Kenley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The Mirador San Nicolas is basically the same place as the Plaza San Nicolas. They both are small open rectangles, and together they form one large open space. Actually tripadvisor should combine the two listings… The Mirador has exactly one claim to fame: a stunning view of the Alhambra. The Mirador faces the Alhambra across the Durros valley. It is... More

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Eltham, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Great views of the Alhambra from this main viewpoint and very popular at night with buskers adding to the atmosphere of all the people gathered there. The other option is to choose one of the few restaurants just below the mirador and have dinner as the sun sets over the Alhambra and the vast and panoramic Sierra znevada mountains and... More

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STAFFORDSHIRE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Found this to be fantastic what a climb to reach it ,but well well worth it,such a great atmosphere the view was awsome the stalls the little village,well worth a visit

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Arrive a little bit before sunset to grab a spot on the wall to sit and watch the Alhambra from here as it turns colors. Gorgeous view.

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Rochester Hills, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Go there in the evenings to get beautiful views of the Alhambra. With the evening lights, it is absolutely beautiful. We had a full moon day and all together it was a sight to behold. There are restaurants where you can dine and see, but you pay a price of sight with dine (expensive!).

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