Mirador de San Nicolas Granada

Mirador & Best Alhambra Views

The Mirador of San Nicolas is a must see for visitors to Granada for its spectacular views. The Alhambra palace, the city of Granada and the Sierra Nevada mountains can all be seen from this vantage point. It is one of the most captivating views to be found in Spain.

I have been up to the Mirador de San Nicolas in all seasons and seen it at different times of the day.

Mirador San Nicolas

Here are some of my photos. All the same but all different. The light changes and the angles vary.  These first four photos are taken from the Mirador of San Nicolas itself. The most popular viewpoint with visitors and locals.

View from Mirador de San Nicolas of the Alhambra Granada Spain piccavey.com

It is often very busy in Summer and to get a space on the wall to take your photo can sometimes be a real challenge. On this Summer day there wasn’t too much of a problem. I got the whole shot to myself. You have a similar vantage point from some of the restaurants around the Mirador de San Nicolas. This picture below was taken from Restaurante Carmen de las Tomasas.

The Alhambra palace in Granada Spain

To get to the Mirador de San Nicolas from the city. You can walk up the cobbled Albaicin streets from Calle Elvira or Plaza Nueva. Another option would be to take one of the buses from Gran Via.  Buses C2 C3 etc.  The driver will indicate which stop you need to get off at. The bus ride can be pretty bumpy as you go up the hill with twists and turns along the cobbled narrow roads. Great fun.

A taxi from the city centre will cost you about 5 euros depending on the exact journey. If you want to go up by car, or drive anywhere around this town in fact, used smart cars are ideal. The streets are so narrow you’ll need a small car. If you get a used one you won´t be so precious with it as you whizz along the bumpy cobbled roads. It’s very difficult to find parking in this area but these little cars seem to fit in anywhere.

Alhambra seen from Calle Banuelo Granada Spain

From the Albaicin

Further down the hill you can see a different angle of this view of the Alhambra. This photo was taken from the street Banuelo just off Carrera del Darro. The street is on a slope which just gives enough angle to get this great shot. If you are thinking of visiting Granada seeing the Alhambra palace on the inside is a must. Remember to book tickets ahead of time.

Alhambra at Sunset Granada Spain

Alhambra at Sunset Granada Spain

This magical photo was taken at Sunset from the Carmen de la Victoria. This University building on Cuesta del Chapiz at the foot of the Albaicin. The Torre de la Vela is clearly visible, it’s silhouette seems to look down onto the city of Granada.

From Carrera del Darro

And even at night the magic doesnt fade. This image was taken directly below the Alhambra. I was walking along Paseo de los tristes towards Plaza Nueva.