Iglesia de San Nicolas
Iglesia de San Nicolas
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MarcusHurley
Calne, UK10,307 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I was expecting the Church of St Nicholas to be a five minute visit but it was actually fantastic, one of the best churches I have been in. The interior was painted white but the roof opposite the tower was a sort of stained glass affair (probably not actually glass though!) that bathed the church in coloured light. The murals on the wall were wonderfully colourful too, one told the story of St Nicholas and the others were Ethiopian and Syriac/Maronite.
We then climbed the stairs to the tower, these were modern concrete so the vertigo wasn't too bad and we were the only ones there luckily. The view from the top was just amazing, the panorama of the Alhambra spread out in front of us but with no house roofs intruding and blocking the vista. I took a lot (!) of photos here as it was just so spectacular and we then headed outside to get a coffee.
Written April 30, 2024
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Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK1,973 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is a simple church when compared to the other ornate religious buildings around. However it has its own refreshing charm and is painted in colours that seem to have a South American influence. Make sure you visit on your trip to the mirador.
Written November 8, 2023
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David N
Brisbane, Australia1,751 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This church on the hill overlooking Alhambra is quaint but quite beautiful in its own right. The domed roof has an internal design that is beautiful and unique
Written October 18, 2023
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland31,244 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This church is located in the Albayzin neighborhood just next to the viewpoint with stunning views of Alhambra.

The Mudejar and Gothic-style church was built in 1525, on the site of an old mosque like many other churches in Granada.

The church gives its name to the square and the viewpoint.
Written April 1, 2023
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YO_LOOK_AT_ME
San Antonio, TX2,914 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
I found this church to be quite unique and of interest. While the exterior is pretty, but unassuming, the inside gives a different energy, colorful and full of life. Though we didn’t get a chance to do, I believe you can go to the top of the tower for a small fee; I can only imagine the views of the city, Alhambra, Summer Palace and Alcazaba are phenomenal at this height.
Written January 26, 2023
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,896 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Built on top of a former mosque, the church today for most tourists references the name of a saint tied to a plaza for which there are great views of the Alhambra. Turn around to appreciate this modest church. It apparently has some structural issues but on this trip to Granada its bell tower was open. For a modest 2.5 euros [and a few huffs and puffs] a traveler can climb the bell tower for views of not only the Alhambra but also the tourists below.
Written November 8, 2021
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,823 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is a large but plain 16th century church which stands at the Mirador San Nicolas lookout point. It probably doesn't get the attention it should because everyone has come here for the incredible views from the lookout.
Even though the church is directly behind you, it’s hard to take your eyes off the view.
The church is simple, almost austere. It was built in 1525 and has been very recently renovated so it is now gleaming white. On a bright, sunny day, it makes a beautifully stark contrast against the blue sky.
Together with the church of San Cristóbal, it is the oldest Mudejar church in Granada.
Out the front of the church, there is a constant parade of musicians and guitarists. People sell cheap and cheerful trinkets like embroidered coin purses, castanets etc from blankets on the ground. Beware, the musicians can be pushy in their expectation of a donation.
Unfortunately, the church was closed when we were there both times. We wandered around the back to look at the bell tower instead and discovered a very pretty (and quiet) spot for photos. Behind the church, by the bell-tower, the white-washed walls come alive with bright blue flower pots and red and pink geraniums. It's very pretty.
GETTING THERE: We really enjoyed the walk here. It is uphill all the way but it’s a steady, even walk which will take about 20 min. Starting from Plaza Nueva, we headed down Calle Elvira and turned right on Calle Caldereria Nueva to start the uphill climb past aromatic tea houses and colourful shops. The route can be tricky at first and there are few signs but half the fun is making your way up through the narrow, cobbled streets and white-washed houses. Otherwise, you can get a taxis or the C31 bus.
Written January 19, 2021
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Phi Somchai
Bangkok, Thailand3,753 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
The church is white in color and looks very plain and simple. The external is relatively new due to recent renovations. There isn’t much to see inside too. A very simple place of worship.
Written February 22, 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,575 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
While visiting "Albayzin", the old Arab quarter of Granada, you will certainly pass by the "Mirador de San Nicolás" and the beautiful 16th century "Iglesia de San Nicolás". The church has been undergoing endless restorations and is closed most of the time. But if you are lucky enough, you may be able to climb its belltower and get awesome views of "La Alhambra", "Río Darro" and the mountain range of "Sierra Nevada" in the background. Enjoy!
Written February 13, 2020
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Nomadman411978
London, UK3,144 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
Iglesia de San Nicolas is situated at the back of the famous San Nicolas viewpoint. Its square tower was covered in plastic so very little could be seen.
Written January 7, 2018
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