Mirador de San Nicolas

Mirador de San Nicolas, Granada: Hours, Address, Mirador de San Nicolas Reviews: 4.5/5

Mirador de San Nicolas
Historic Sites • Historic Walking Areas
Read more
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Top ways to experience Mirador de San Nicolas
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

12,819 reviews
Very good

United Kingdom6,324 contributions
Feb 2020
This was a highlight of our trip. Watching the sunset from the viewing wall is just magical. You look directly across to the Alhambra and the sweeping view also takes in Rio Darro and the Sierra Nevada mountains.
We walked up once in the morning and returned another day to watch the sunset.
You can catch a C31 bus or taxi but half the fun is walking up through narrow, cobbled streets and white-washed houses. It is uphill all the way. It is a steep but steady climb and you are mostly walking on stepped streets made of river stones which means that it’s not at all slippery, although you will need comfortable walking shoes for the stones. You can’t rely on signs as there are not many, making it a little tricky to find your way. If you are going for sunset, make sure to go early as it is very crowded at this time. There is more than one path up but we used the following, route which took about 20 minutes:

i) Starting from Plaza Nueva, we walked down Calle Elvira
ii) turn right at Calle Caldereria Nueva to start the uphill climb past aromatic tea houses and colourful shops and past the tiny but beautiful, Church of San Gregorio.
iii) From San Gregorio’s, stick to the left of the church and keep walking uphill,
iv) Look out for a colourful Arabic styled house with a giant palm tree, called La Media Luna (see photo) and keep heading up until you get to a T section.
v) In front of you is a gateway with a silhouette of a black cat painted on either side of the gate (see photo). The house looks as if it is under renovation so maybe the cats may not be there for much longer but you can also look out for a blue and white tile high up on the white wall opposite, with the sign ‘Alijibe del Gato’. It definitely looks more permanent. Turn right here.
vi) Next there is a left turn and a right turn pretty close together (turn left into Cuesta de la Miel and then right into Camino de San Nicolas).
vii) You have made it when you arrive at the base of long, high wall. Opposite the wall you will see a lot of parked cars and a restaurant called ‘El Balcon’. Keep an eye out because this because it is surprisingly easy to walk right on past it.
viii) head up the set of stairs beside the wall which will take you to the top of the wall lookout point.
Written January 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

55 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We couldn't get tickets for the Alhambra so decided to go to this viewpoint. It's up hill all the way so wear sensible shoes. There are shops bars and restaurants along the way to stop off at if you need a rest. We went on Saturday just at sunset and it was crowded but the views were lovely and well worth the effort so we decided to return on Sunday morning when it was quieter. Tip: buy tickets on line well before your trip for Alhambra as it looks well worth it. Avoid Saturday if you can as the city has 80,000 students so the bars get pretty full as the Spanish residents and students come out on this day.
Written February 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tammy P
Edmonton, Canada18 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
I didn’t really know what to expect as we approached the balcony area needless to say the view was amazing. Lots of people up there but it’s amazing how many people wear masks .. a guitarist and a singer added to the ambiance of this space combined with the views of the Alhambra it is not to be missed.
Written October 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

San Francisco, CA2,066 contributions
Mar 2022
We walked up from Plaza Nueva and it was a up hill walk. Once you get to the Plaza, the views are exceptional. You can see the entire Alhambra is in the distance. The view is great and definitely worth the visit.

The hidden gem is actually the church itself. It is quite plain from the outside and is not a large church. But the surprise in inside at the altar and on either side. The church is not decorated with ornate gold finishes like many churches. It has a beautify fresco behind the altar that I would describe as modern and but still reflective of the Catholic faith. Everything about the inside of the church had a fresh modern artistic take and this played well against the external structure of the church and the centuries old Alhambra.

Definitely worth a visit for the views but to cap off the trip, check out the church. Wonderful.
Written March 22, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
Mar 2019
If you came all the way to Granada, "La Alhambra" is probably your main focus. So, after visiting the awesome palace complex, walk down to "Plaza Nueva" and then head to Granada's old Arab quarter - the romantic "Albayzin". After a nice and enlightening climbing (with many steps), at the top of a hill, you'll reach "Mirador de San Nicolás", with the most breathtaking views of "La Alhambra", "Río Darro" and the beautiful "Sierra Nevada" mountain range in the background. Be ready for crowds (and eventual pickpockets), specially on sunsets and early evenings, when "La Alhambra" is lit ... Absolutely unforgettable! Enjoy!
Written February 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Hilversum, The Netherlands766 contributions
Oct 2021
Having seen the Alhambra we decided also to visit the Mirador de San Nicolas. Beautiful view and worthwhile to stay for sunset. Sice we were not the only ones we enjoyed a fantastic atmosphere with several musicians.
Written February 10, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,057 contributions
Jun 2021 • Solo
Really beautiful place which you must visit when in Granada. Going up there is not complicated, it is not tiring. Going up the Alhambra is more tiring. But still of course be prepared because it is uphill and some stairs. You have a beautiful view of the Alhambra in front of you and there are usually people playing music there. Many cafes and restaurants too. A nice place to see the sunset.
Written June 13, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Simon H
London, UK28 contributions
Aug 2019
This has to be the best view of the Alhambra in the whole of Granada; directly from the top of the Albaicin. I particularly enjoy it at night and if you can see it with a full moon hovering benignly over it, even better. It's always busy with street musicians and handmade jewellery sellers and the like. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly.
Written March 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stefan G
Washington DC, DC965 contributions
May 2021
Meander your way uphill along the cobble-stone streets between white-washed houses to emerge upon the Mirador de San Nicolas viewpoint. The Mirador de San Nicolas is situated in a small plaza area where you'll find a few restaurants and bars. The big draw here is of course for the spectacular views of the Alhambra with the mountains in the background.

If you're not up for an uphill walk, take a taxi or a bus.
Written May 27, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Crowley, TX5,975 contributions
Dec 2019
Arrived two hours before sunset to a packed terrace. At all times of the day this is a place to simply marvel at the sights of the Alhambra. Would suggest getting to the preferred area early and work your way in to a desired spot and stay and snap away. The views of the city are also wonderful.
Written January 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 2,453
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Mirador de San Nicolas

Mirador de San Nicolas is open:
  • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking Mirador de San Nicolas tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 40 Mirador de San Nicolas tours on Tripadvisor

According to Tripadvisor travelers, these are the best ways to experience Mirador de San Nicolas: See all Mirador de San Nicolas experiences on Tripadvisor