Alhambra of Granada

Granada or Seville: Which Andalusian City Should You Visit?

It can be hectic deciding the best place to visit from these two great destinations, considering they are both great tourist destinations. They have a great breath of fresh air, impressive architecture, beautiful monuments, a street full of lovely people, and mouth-watering aromas that will leave you drooling. 

Alhambra Palace in Granada
Views in Alhambra

If this is your first time or rather you want to revisit Andalusia, there are many reasons why you should, as discussed below. In this article, we will simplify the content to make it easier for you to gain a stand despite the 248-kilometer distance between Granada and Seville.


The main reason why most people want to visit Granada is Alhambra; a fortress complex that tells the tales of Andalusian culture. This exceptional monument’s history changed to date through its architectural and decorative campaigns. 

The best part is that Granada is a treasure with so many hidden gems like the Cathedral of Granada that is one of the most beautiful and largest in Spain. Complemented by the Royal Chapel, where the remains of the Catholic Monarch rest.

To the list must be added the Sacromonte, the Albaicín neighborhood, Jerónimos Monastery, the San Juan de Dios Church and the Santo Domingo Church, among other obligatory stops.

Where to stay in Granada

If you want to enjoy the spectacular Granada and enjoy all the most emblematic sites, we recommend you to stay at Catalonia hotels in Granada.

Catalonia Granada hotel is a 4-star rated hotel and it is next to the AVE station, 5 minutes away from the Granada Cathedral and historical center. 

Catalonia Granada hotel

Its striking feature is you get to watch the Sierra Nevada and the city of Granada from the hotel.

The hotel offers a buffet breakfast and a snack bar with regional, national and international cuisine, so you can enjoy the typical food of the city.


This city will make you fall in love with all aspects. The Giralda, faithful sentinel of the city, the Torre del Oro, the Triana Bridge, the already named Plaza de España or the Macarena are some of its most representative monuments, but this city encompasses much more.

A walk along the banks of the Guadalquivir any spring night is more than enough to realize this.

Where to stay in Seville

If you don’t want any surprises in the accommodation, we recommend you make your reservation in any of our hotels in Seville, as you will get spectacular views and the best comfort you could wish for. The two hotels that we recommend the most are:

Catalonia Giralda

The Catalonia Giralda Hotel is located in the old town of Seville, near the Santa Cruz district and the Giralda. A few meters away, you will find the Parque de España and the Parque de Maria Luisa. 

It has an indoor heated pool with waterfall and jets that make it stand out. It is a 10-minute walk from the Santa Justa train station.

Catalonia Giralda Seville

Catalonia Hispalis hotel

The Catalonia Hispalis Hotel is located about a 10-minute drive from the historic city center, the airport and the Fibes de Sevilla Convention Center.

If you also want to go shopping, El Corte Ingles shopping center is nearby.

Room in Catalonia Hotel Hispalis


Both Granada and Seville are perfect locations for tourist destinations you will love in all ways. They have different and unique sites that most of them are mandatory to visit depending on your preference and what catches your eyesight for ultimate fun and satisfaction.