The Mirador de la Lona offers you an equally stunning view over the lower part of the city. A bit further you will find Puerta de Elvira, formerly an important gateway to the Albaicín district. This is originally an Arab neighborhood and the beauty is that it is not overrun by tourist shops, so the authenticity is preserved. The best time to wander through the neighborhood is in the morning, when other tourists are nowhere to be seen. If you can not get a ticket for the Alhambra, then you must visit the monastery church.
Beneficial to Granada is that, in relation to other Spanish cities, it is affordable. This is especially reflected in the food and drinks! The weather is also very pleasant. Granada is one of the most sun-sure European cities. Consider visiting Granada in the week before and during Easter. Then Semana Santa is celebrated, which means ‘the Good Week’. The vast majority of Spaniards celebrate this, which means that everything will come to a halt halfway through the day.