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Mirador de San Nicolas

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Address: Espaldas, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain
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For the best viewing of Alhambra go to Mirador de San Nicolas. Fabulous view and a real atmosphere with guitar players bringing the entertainment. We visited just before sunset... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

For the best viewing of Alhambra go to Mirador de San Nicolas. Fabulous view and a real atmosphere with guitar players bringing the entertainment. We visited just before sunset and after dark! Enjoy

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Kwintsheul, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Go here at night, the Alhambra will be beautifully lit up and it gives great photo ops! There are benches, so you can sit down comfortably and take in the views from here. Well worth the strenuous walk uphill!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

After visiting the Alhambra Palace you must go here to see it in its hill-top context. We took the hop on hop off bus and walked up from the street alongside the river, giving us a good views of old Granada, topped off by the splendid view from this mirador.

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Orbe, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Definitely the best view you can have of the Alhambra! Go in the evening when the light is the best!

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is a must do in Granada for sunset. Give yourself plenty of time to get there as the walk is all uphill. If you take it slowly you can enjoy the beautiful cobblestone walk up, up, up! There are many lovely restaurants at the top as well as after the sunset try to find a seat to enjoy the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Stunning views over the Alhambra and the old town of Granada. Unmissable. Make sure you bring your camera, as you will want to remember this

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Fleet UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The square in front of St Nicolas has spectacular views. It is quite steep to get there, but we had a taxi from the centre of town. We went to one of the local bars, and had a drink to enjoy the view - as the square was very crowded. We then got the bar to call a taxi for... More 

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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We stumbled across the Mirador (literally) early one morning when out for a run in Granada. The views are truly wonderful! We stopped for a good while to enjoy the sunrise - I can imagine that sunsets as seen from there must be fantastic too. All the colours and the view of the Alhambra, as well as the city of... More 

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Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

No visit to Alhambra can be complete without climbing or taking the bus to this place. It offers THAT view to Alhambra, which you can see on most postcards. Of course, there will be a lot of other willing to enjoy the view, so there will be crowded. Musicians areplaying, dancers are performing flamenco, everybody is talking and laughing. It... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Well worth the hike up the cobbled streets of Albayzin, for the view from the plaza up front alone. The interior of the church is under extensive restoration, but you can climb the bell tower to get one of the best views in Granada

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