Holidays in Plaza Nueva

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Situated beneath the Alhambra is Granada’s main square, a spacious public plaza known for its cafés, bars and views which span the city’s rich history.

Historic buildings, pavement café’s and a position in the heart of the old city make Plaza Nueva a popular place for visitors and locals alike. The name may translate as “New Plaza” but the square is in fact one of the oldest in the city. It was built in the 16th century to cover up part of the River Darro and create more space.

Take a good look at the plaza and some of its buildings. On the north side is the Real Chancilleria (Royal Chancery) that was built at the same time as the square and served as a law court and prison. Today, this grand building with its Baroque and Renaissance façade is the headquarters of the High Court of Andalusia.

Walk across the plaza and step inside the Iglesia de San Gil y Santa Ana. The 16th-century church was built on the site of a former mosque and features several chapels and religious sculptures and paintings. The church’s bell tower was converted from the mosque’s minaret.

Granada is well known throughout Spain for the quality and variety of its tapas dishes, the appetizers served with beer and wine. Sample some of the regional tapas in one of the square’s many bars and cafés. Take a seat at an outdoor terrace and enjoy the views up the hill to the Alhambra, the Moorish palace-fortress that dominates Granada’s skyline. Opposite the Alhambra you’ll see part of the old Moorish quarter, the Albaicin.

The plaza is a good starting off point to explore the Carrera del Darro, one of the most photographed streets in the city. The scenic cobblestone thoroughfare leads off the square and runs parallel to the Darro River. It passes centuries-old palaces, churches and homes and is crossed by stone bridges. Another road leading out from the square is the Cuesta de Gomerez that goes all the way up to the Alhambra.

Plaza Nueva is in the center of the old city, a 5-minute walk from the cathedral and a 30-minute walk from the Alhambra.

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1980 Cheap Hotels Near Plaza Nueva

Hotel Anacapri
Hotel Anacapri
3 out of 5
The price is AU$121 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Located in Central District, this hotel is steps away from Calle Elvira and Granada Cathedral. Calle Gran Via de Colon and Isabel la Catolica Plaza are also ...
4.3/5Excellent! (855 reviews)
"This place is clean, staff is super friendly and very helpful. we enjoyed our stay there. Location is perfect, it's walking distance to places of interest."

Reviewed on 22 Sep. 2021

Hotel Anacapri
NH Collection Granada Victoria Hotel
NH Collection Granada Victoria Hotel
4 out of 5
Puerta Real, 3, Granada, Granada
The price is AU$145 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Located in Central District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Calle Navas and Granada Cathedral. Granada City Council and Fuentes de las Batallas are ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (989 reviews)
"Excellent location and property conditions"

Reviewed on 6 Sep. 2021

NH Collection Granada Victoria Hotel
Palacio de Santa Inés hotel
Palacio de Santa Inés hotel
3 out of 5
Cuesta Santa Ines 9, Granada, Granada
The price is AU$138 per night from 29 Sep. to 29 Sep.
Located in Albaicín, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Carrera del Darro and Granada Cathedral. Palacio de Los Olvidados Museum and La Concepcion ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (710 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel but could use a few modern conveniences. :)"

Reviewed on 20 Sep. 2021

Palacio de Santa Inés hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Plaza Nueva Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Barceló Granada Congress
Barceló Granada Congress
5 out of 5
The price is AU$98 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Barceló Granada Congress
Hotel Anacapri
Hotel Anacapri
3 out of 5
The price is AU$121 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Hotel Anacapri
NH Collection Granada Victoria Hotel
NH Collection Granada Victoria Hotel
4 out of 5
Puerta Real, 3, Granada, Granada
The price is AU$145 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
NH Collection Granada Victoria Hotel
Palacio de Santa Inés hotel
Palacio de Santa Inés hotel
3 out of 5
Cuesta Santa Ines 9, Granada, Granada
The price is AU$138 per night from 29 Sep. to 29 Sep.
Palacio de Santa Inés hotel
Hotel Alhambra Palace
Hotel Alhambra Palace
5 out of 5
Arquitecto Garcia De Paredes 1, Granada, Granada
Hotel Alhambra Palace
Eurostars Catedral Hotel
Eurostars Catedral Hotel
4 out of 5
Calle Carcel Baja 11-13, Granada
The price is AU$160 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
Eurostars Catedral Hotel
Hotel Palacio de Santa Paula, Autograph Collection
Hotel Palacio de Santa Paula, Autograph Collection
5 out of 5
Gran Via De Colon 31, Granada, Granada
The price is AU$316 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Hotel Palacio de Santa Paula, Autograph Collection
Marquis Hotels Issabel's
Marquis Hotels Issabel's
4 out of 5
The price is AU$137 per night from 20 Oct. to 20 Oct.
Marquis Hotels Issabel's
Catalonia Granada Hotel
Catalonia Granada Hotel
4 out of 5
Avenida de Madrid 10, Granada, Granada
The price is AU$121 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
Catalonia Granada Hotel
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