The Mirador de San Nicolás
No visit to Granada would be complete without a trip to this beautiful spot in the Albaicin with its stunning panoramic view of the Alhambra, the Sierra Nevada mountains, the city, and the Vega. You can sit on the wall and look at the historic city below and the Alhambra nestled in the hillside. There are often Gypsies playing Spanish guitar or castanets, and in the summer there are usually impromptu markets with people selling jewellery or homemade cakes. The Mirador de San Nicholás is a favourite retreat of former US president Bill Clinton, who described the view of the sunset from here as “the best in the world”.