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Plaza de San Nicolas

Granada, Spain
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Ranked #9 of 108 Attractions in Granada
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Nashville, Tennessee
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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This Plaza has terrific views of the Alhambra and is a great place to see the sunset on the fortress palace. The walk up the hill is not too strenous and the view is worth it. There are a few vendors selling jewelery, etc. It can get crowded at sunset and one should make sure purses and wallets are secure.... More

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Porto Alegre
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

OK, the view of Alhambra from San Nicolas is astonishing indeed. However, loads of people take their time sit on the wall, backfacing the attraction and looking at their mobile phones while others struggle to to take a picture that does not include strangers. However, in the morning, it is fresher, quieter and the view is free of crowds (although... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We saw lots of locals in the Plaza de San Nicolas. This made it fun. Many of the other places we visited in Granada were filled with tourists.

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Surrey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Easy to find and walk to for great views of the Alhambra and fun to be there for a short time with lots of colourful activity and tourists.

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Kenley
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The Plaza San Nicolas is basically the same place as the Mirador San Nicolas. They both are small open rectangles, and together they form one large open space. Actually tripadvisor should combine the two listings… The plaza boasts two bar/restaurants. Whenever both are open, one is consistently busy and thriving while the other is quiet. You can draw your own... More

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Nazareth, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This spot is amazing for viewing the Al-Hambra at day or night. Its a wonderful place to take photos of the whole complex and you have granada Masjid near it ( across the street ) and a nice Halal restaurant.

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Long Island, NY
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We walked up to the Plaza de San Nicolas and back down again, and it was definitely worth the climb. The trip up was entertaining in itself because Granada is such a pretty town. But then you're rewarded at the top with the beautiful view from the Plaza. Lots of locals and tourists hang out here, but it never felt... More

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Melbourne
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Lots of entertainment and people watching. In the old part of Granada and close to amazing views of Sierra Nevada and Alhambra.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

When walking upwards, the square must be a relief to reach as it has a nice terrace. When going up by taxi, the panoramic views are an excellent start for walking down through the narrow streets. Go down away from the mosque side via the small but pretty market square (nice lunch area).

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Ploiesti, Romania
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

stunning views, a nice terrace restaurant with traditional tapas and sangria. The small church is nothing special and it is not much shade.

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