Mirador de San Nicolas
Mirador de San Nicolas
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  • Mich Ejido
    El Ejido, Spain7 contributions
    Busy
    We have been many times, and at different times of the year. If you go early in the day, there are fewer people but from lunch time onwards it's always full of people. The views are amazing but you can also get similar views from the gardens of the mosque close by. If you get the chance to pop inside the church, it's worth it as it is a complete contrast to the other, more ornate churches you will find in Granada.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 5, 2023
  • WanderingOttersons
    Denver, Colorado1,380 contributions
    The BEST views of Alhambra and the mountains behind
    A must stop in Granda for the most fantastic views of Alhambra. Completely packed around sunset for the best viewing, it is not a bad spot for most parts of the day (when the sun is not directly behind Alhambra and ruining photos with the glare). At the busy times, you will also likely get some street music to set the tone for your viewing.
    Visited January 2023
    Written March 21, 2023
  • A Midlife Adventure
    Dursley, United Kingdom1,339 contributions
    A view to remember forever
    We had taken ourselves on a spontaneous walk round the old town of Granada and eventually having walked through an archway that is part of the old city walls from Plaza Largo we found ourselves at the back of the Church of San Nicolas. As we came around the side of the church there before us was an unforgettable panorama. We had chanced upon the Mirador de San Nicolas. I honestly could not believe my eyes. The whole of the Alhambra Palace was laid out before me with the beautiful snow capped mountains of the Sierra Nevada nestled behind. Suddenly everything I had read and seen the day when visiting the place made sense. The Palace dominated the skyline, leaving everything below in its wake. There are not many views in the world that you see and know are going to stay in your memory forever but this is one of them. It probably ranks in my top three! Finding a vacant stone seat and ignoring the crowds I settled down and just stared in front of me. Feeling completely at peace
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 3, 2023
  • DocAnt
    East Grinstead, United Kingdom158 contributions
    Views of the Alhambra are magnificent
    Granada is a lovely city - a mix of modern, stylish, historic and fascinating. Of course the Alhambra viewed from across the valley or explored in all its beauty is the highlight for us tourists and the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada with snow topped mountains is magnificent. If you are visiting Seville hop on a bus or train and spend a couple of days here. You won’t regret it!
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 10, 2023
  • Emanpee
    Sydney, Australia2,811 contributions
    Worth the uphill walk for views.
    Nice views after steep uphill walk from downtown. Can also take local bus route 31, or taxi if not up for the 'hike'. Church not open but is not large. Go for views, sunset would be very good as look across to the Alhambra. Local entertainment while we were there. All downhill on return walk.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 28, 2023
  • James S
    Madison, Wisconsin12 contributions
    Really enjoyed our time there
    Of course we went to see the Alhambra, which is … amazing. The tickets go fast, so book ahead and get the first e trace time, 9am. We stayed in a great little hotel, the Hotel Posada del Toro. It’s on a very active small street with a lot of restaurants and nightlife, but the windows are so soundproof you don’t even notice unless you want to. Breakfast only, no restaurant or bar. Very good and helpful staff.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 19, 2023
  • Charles S
    Northamptonshire, United Kingdom1,051 contributions
    Magical Viewpoint
    On our recent family visit to Granada, we enjoyed our visit to the Albaicin. Walking along the cobbled alleys, viewing the villas with their Moorish decoration and gardens. We then strolled up to the Mirador de San Nicolas for a magical view over the rooftops of the Alhambra. Even better when there is a sunset glowing backdrop.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 27, 2023
  • Sally62
    Northampton, United Kingdom5,221 contributions
    Great view of the Alhambra
    We stayed for one night in a property just next to the Mirador which I wouldn't recommend doing as it is so noisy well into the early hours. Apart from that it is a fantastic place to get a great view of the Alhambra. It's a steep walk up from the city centre which takes about 20 minutes but lots of people come up in a taxi so there are plenty to take you back down again if you want. A few bars and cafes nearby.
    Visited September 2022
    Written August 16, 2023
  • Alam H
    London, United Kingdom217 contributions
    Great View of the Alhambra Palace from there.
    Great place, very lively outside by the square, live painting, bands playing tradition music, singing. It’s a great view of the Alhambra Palace. It’s next to the mosques which also has Amazing View of the Alhambra Palace from the Masjid Court yard. It has a coffee / Gift shop aswell.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 25, 2023
  • VanessaCacciaguerra
    Dublin, Ireland148 contributions
    A Must-Visit for Stunning Alhambra Views, but Time Your Visit Wisely
    Overcrowded yet mandatory, with the breathtaking and iconic view of the Alhambra that you can see from any poster. For the best experience, GO IN THE AFTERNOON. Otherwise, you will be facing the rising sun and unable to see much or take any photos.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 30, 2023
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clivedurham
Bishops Stortford, UK12 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
First of all there are only two sittings. 8 or 10.
You have to wait outside to be let in so it was lucky the weather was fine.
As we were about to sit down (8pm) we were warned we must leave by 9.50. It was 8.15 by then.
This restaurant is trading on it’s views of the Alhambra at sunset which is difficult to see clearly through glass.
You get a better photograph from the Plaza next door.
No menus were supplied you are obliged to use RQ Codes so make sure you have a mobile phone with you.
We had difficulty so eventually wee were given proper hard menus
The food was good but very expensive and on one plate a minimal amount.
Most but not all of the wines were expensive we luckily managed to find a reasonable White.
The staff were good and clearly doing their best under ridiculous conditions.
On leaving we had to pass through all the 10pm diners trying to get in.
This restaurant is a bit of a take on an due to it’s position and would suggest that if you are going for an Alhambra experience, don’t bother.
Very disappointing.
Written October 11, 2022
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,621 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
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Simon H
London, UK32 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
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YO_LOOK_AT_ME
San Antonio, TX2,911 contributions
Sep 2022
Though there are supposed to be numerous miradors around the city, we ventured to this mirador due to multiple recommendations we saw. Though we got lost a bit trying to find it, the challenges were well worth it. Its situated perfectly across the Alhambra, Generalife and Alcazaba where you can view them from afar and at night, they’re lit up. Its best to plan on arriving at least 45 minutes or more before sunset if you wish to have a place to sit as it gets quite crowded the closer to sunset you get. Of interest nearby is the San Nicholas Church, a few restaurants, and later after sunset, you may be treated to a flamenco dance show and local artisans selling their wares.
Written January 26, 2023
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Sally62
Northampton, UK5,221 contributions
Sep 2022
We stayed for one night in a property just next to the Mirador which I wouldn't recommend doing as it is so noisy well into the early hours. Apart from that it is a fantastic place to get a great view of the Alhambra. It's a steep walk up from the city centre which takes about 20 minutes but lots of people come up in a taxi so there are plenty to take you back down again if you want. A few bars and cafes nearby.
Written August 16, 2023
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Tammy P
Edmonton, Canada26 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
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lquadros
San Ramon, CA173 contributions
Jan 2023
This is undoubtedly the best and the most well known location to take a picture with the majestic Alhambra in the background. Nothing else gets even close to this. The thing is that it is incredibly crowded here, especially in the evenings.
The key is to be patient and wait your turn and feel free to ask someone else to take a pic. The walk up here is challenging but a taxi here from the center is about 5 to 7 euros, cheap. Please do this if you want one of the most awesome pictures you will ever have.
Written January 11, 2023
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,710 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
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Mich Ejido
El Ejido, Spain7 contributions
Mar 2023
We have been many times, and at different times of the year. If you go early in the day, there are fewer people but from lunch time onwards it's always full of people. The views are amazing but you can also get similar views from the gardens of the mosque close by. If you get the chance to pop inside the church, it's worth it as it is a complete contrast to the other, more ornate churches you will find in Granada.
Written March 6, 2023
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kgv2828
San Francisco, CA2,079 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
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