Mirador de San Nicolas

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The Mirador de San Nicolás has gained popularity among tourists ever since former U.S. president Bill Clinton stated it boasts 'the most spectacular sunset in the world' during a visit there in 1997.

Unquestionably stunning, this vantage position features the Alhambra and the Generalife side by side, the city at its feet and the majestic Sierra Nevada in the distance.

Things to do at Mirador de San Nicholas:

Learn about the church that is the centrepiece of history and art:

The Church of San Nicolás, constructed in 1525 in the Mudejar and Gothic styles on top of a mosque, like many other churches in Granada, is located right close to the viewpoint. It is a popular destination because of its charming neighbourhood, cobblestone alleys, white houses, tapas, and locals.

The church is surrounded by history on all sides, and lovers can view one of the most beautiful sunsets here.

Explore the wealth of treasures found :

The Square and the perspective both bear the name of this chapel, and it is an integral component of San Nicolás' vista and will undoubtedly be conserved for future generations.

The Gothic and Mudejar-style structure has two side chapels and a single central nave. The reddish shade of the Arab tiles contrasts beautifully with the white façade. The lookout and this scene go together. The church welcomes visitors during service, and donations fund the necessary upgrades.

Feel delighted to binge eat amidst the surreal surroundings:

At the Mirador de San Nicolás, there are several locations to find delicious food. Some provide breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada and the Alhambra. These restaurants are ideal if you want to eat while admiring the scenery, but they are almost always costly. Various eateries within 50 meters of the viewpoint have no views but provide decent, affordable cuisine if you've already enjoyed Alhambra's vistas and want to save money.

Soak in the view and enjoy your own company in the downtime:

One of the nicest panoramic views of Granada may be seen here.

The Alhambra and its gardens can be seen in its most complete configurations, with the Sierra Nevada serving as a backdrop (and admired). The Nasrid palaces, the Alcazaba, and the Queen's Dressing Room (Peinador de la Reina) are on the right, while the Generalife is on the left. These sights will stick in your mind for the rest of the time.

The wall at the opposite end of the tiny plaza in front of the church, where people sit with their legs hanging as they gaze at the scenery, is one of the most well-known subjects for images shot from the scenic overlook.

  • imageDuration Required
    1 hour 30 minutes

Address of Mirador de San Nicolas

Calle Espaldas a San Nicolas s/n, 18009 Granada Spain

Opening & Closing time of Mirador de San Nicolas

  • Monday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Tuesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Wednesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Thursday
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  • Friday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Saturday
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  • Sunday
    Open 24 Hours

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