Llano de la Perdiz Loop

8 km   2 hours   225m   Easy   Easy   Easy    

This walk explores the Llano de la Perdiz, an area of parkland above the Alhambra in Granada popular with locals for walking, cycling and Sunday picnics. You very soon leave the city behind, replacing it with views across to the Sierra Nevada to the south-east and the Sierra de Huétor to the north. The return part of the circuit offers views down into the Sacramonte valley and the Albaicín quarter of Granada.

Sundial at Llano de la Perdiz, Granada
View of Sierra Nevada from above the Alhambra

Level After the initial climb, a fairly gentle walk on good quality tracks and paths, with a few on-road sections. Relatively easy to navigate, although it is not all signposted so you will need to follow the directions in the walk information sheet.

When to go Possible all year round but start out early in summer, when the heat of the day makes even the fairly short uphill part seem arduous.

Water None available on the route

Location: East of Granada

This walk is just on the edge of Granada, in the area above the Alhambra.


By bus: Take bus service 13 or C35 (each about every 30 minutes) to the cemetery above the Alhambra. Walk back out of the cemetery car park and turn left. The start of the walk is on your right by the roundabout. Alternatively, take bus service C30 or C32 (more frequent) to the Alhambra. Walk up past the Alhambra car parks and turn left at the first roundabout. The path starts from the other side of the second roundabout. Click here for more information about Granada city buses

Albaicin, Granada

By car: Either park in the Alhambra car park (paid parking) and follow the instructions under “by bus” to find the start of the walk, or keep driving, turning right at the second roundabout and continuing up an (in places) unsurfaced road to the car park at Llano de la Perdiz. In this case, you start the loop half-way round.

On foot: Walk up to the Alhambra from central Granada and get to the start of the walk as described in “by bus”.

Download PDF information sheet with a detailed map, altitude profile and step-by-step description of the walk to print and take with you.

Instituto Geográfico de EspañaPlease note that the information sheets provided for download may not be altered or sold. Topographic base maps © Instituto Geográfico Nacional de España, original scale 1:25,000.

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DISCLAIMER: While we have made every effort to ensure that this information is accurate, conditions can change, and always remember that you are responsible for your own safety.