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Mirador de San Nicolás
Mirador de San Nicolás

Mirador de San Nicolás

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Outdoors, Historic Site, Landmark, Plaza
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Callejón Atarazana, 6, 18010 Granada, Spain
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Many consider this spot the best place to watch the sun set in Granada. The views of the Alhambra with the Sierra Nevada mountains in the background are unforgettable.

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Samarinda, Indonesia

One of most popular spots for viewing the massive and picturesque Alhambra. It's also a perfect place for enjoying the sunset with wallpaper-like scenery, which are also including almost the whole city-scape of Granada. It's mostly crowd with local and visitor.

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Quebec City, Canada

Small 20 minutes hike to this sight-seeing spot right in front in The Alhambra. Nice view, plenty of small café and restaurants to chill at with The wonderful view.

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Bedford, New Hampshire, USA

After making your way through the narrow, winding streets you'll find an adorable area with several cafes and restaurants nearby. But the real reason to come here is the spectacular view of the Alhambra! Don't forget to bring a camera!

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London, United Kingdom

Well worth the entertaining hike through the narrow streets and markets of the Albaicin - this is the place to take in the full spectacle of the Alhambra and its mountainside setting, from the other side of the river. A walled plaza which attracts a mix of locals, tourists and students making the most of the views while soaking up the sun, playing music, drinking or canoodling. At sunset this is a beautiful and sociable place to while away the start of your evening.

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Brisbane, Australia

Beautiful plaza with a great view of the Alhambra, as well as the mountains surrounding Granada. Definitely a great place to go to see the sunset.

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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It is a beautiful place for sunset and for views of the Alhambra. Be mindful of your belongings - pickpockets can take advantage and steal while you're captivated by the view. There are a few casual restaurants nearby...I find one of their dishes most common in Granada and associate the dish with the Mirador for some reason. Try the berenjenas con miel (eggplant with sugar cane honey - also known as molasses). It's a simple vegetarian dish they do right up there.

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League City

You must go to the Mirador de San Nicolas! Winding your way through the narrow arabic streets, you will find yourself with a perfect view of the Alhambra. There are a few cute cafes where you can eat a pleasant lunch or dinner with the palace in the background. Grab a sangria or an ice cream cone and take in the beautiful site. Go back again at night for an entirely different site. Absolutely breathtaking!

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Padua, Italy

If you are looking for a magic place in Granada here it is. From here there is maybe the best of view of Alhambra in all it greatness. The best hours are maybe at sunset when Alahmbra turns pink. This place is in Albaycin area, a beautiful part of Granada, with white buildings and nice streets.

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Santander, Spain

This is the best view in the city of the glorious castle over the city. Come here to relax, see the sights, take some pictures, buy some jewelry from some hippy, and take in the wonderfulness of Granada.

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Los Gatos, California, USA

Best place to catch a view of the Alhambra at sunset or have a picnic. It's easiest to take a taxi up.

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Queens, New York State, USA

Great views of the city, always great live music playing!

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For one of the best views in the world 3 mins from our house

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Syracuse, New York State, USA

The most beautiful sunset you will ever witness.

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Stuttgart, Germany

very good view

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Walnut Creek, California, USA

It can be tough to get to, but is totally worth it!

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Local from Sevilla, España

Increíbles vistas de laAlhambra y de toda Granada desde este mirador. Imprescindible

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Madrid, Spain

Las vistas más espectaculares a la Alhambra están en este mirador, al cual hay que ir al menos dos veces: de día y de noche. Lo mejor es subir caminando, así se empieza a disfrutar de lo que es el Barrio del Albaicín en el que se encuentra este mirador. Llevar un mapa o una app que te vaya guiando para no perderte (aunque no estaría nada mal porque es la mejor forma de conocer bien un sitio...).

Lleváte una bebida y preparáte para disfrutar de un lindo ambiente, con música de fondo casi seguro, y las mejores vistas.

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Local from Mairena del Aljarafe
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