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Mirador de San Nicolas

Espaldas, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain
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Ranked #3 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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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Family members who walked (ascended) to the top found stunning panoramas of the city and mountains, and declared it worth the steep climb. Taxi travel is fairly cheap and may be a good means of checking this out if steep climbs are not for you.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Views of the Alhambra from here were more impressive than the visit to the Alhambra. You may be lucky to hear some excellent flamenco/Spanish guitar players while enjoying the view.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to be staying just around the corner from this great view point, so we saw it many times. The best was at night, when the sun was setting on the Alhambra. Often locals playing and singing Flamenco and the Bar Kiki was a great place for a drink and free tapas

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Castillejar, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

While the Mirador San Nicolas is always a lively spot and the view is unsurpassable, a further option while there is to visit the recently re-opened church of San Nicolas which is just by the mirador. It's in the process of being restored and the Amigos de San Nicolas are happy to explain it's history. The volunteer who spoke to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Clinton said it was the most beautiful town in the world, I would only repeat the Spanish saying the one who has not seen Granada has not seen beauty!

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The climb up the hill is well worth it, although you can get the bus for 1.20 euro. What you should do is buy an Alhambra beer or ice cream from the mini market down the slope from the square and then hang out to beckon the sunset at San Mirador. Sit on the wall and enjoy the musicians, take... More

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

You can get beautiful views of Granada, especially at night. Absolutely gorgeous, and be sure to hit up the restaurants and cafes in the area.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It's a long walk to get there, but it's definitely worth it! You have the most privileged view to the Alhambra. Most of the times you can find gipsy musicians singing typical songs... It's wonderful :) There's also a coffee up there.

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Descending from the Plaza of San Salvador, through the winding roads of the Albayzin you arrive at the Plaza and Church of San Nicolás built in (1525). From here you can admire a splendid view, one which is frequently painted or appear in postcards, of the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A romantic spot to look back at the Alhambra. However, the place is packed with people and it is difficult to snap a picture without having other visitors in your background. A piece of advice is to come during early morning for a quieter experience.

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