City Guide Granada, Spain

Visiting Granada

Nestled close to the towering Sierra Nevada, and overlooked by the Alhambra, one of the world's most famous Moorish palaces, Granada in the Spanish region of Andalucia is unique in comparison to other Spanish cities. Sure, it has its tapas bars and locals enjoy their siestas every afternoon, but stroll around the city and you'll find Moorish quarters with an abundance of tea houses and restaurants where Arabic delicacies are their specialty. It is also a big student city, so whether it's the middle or end of the week you arrive you'll find somewhere to suit your hedonistic needs.

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Granada City Reviews

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    Incredible city

    This isn't a silver platter sort of city, if you want to see some amazing things you need to be willing to come here and look for it. But it's just incredible. The Alhambra is breathtaking, as are the streets and neighbourhoods that surround it. Closely there are mountains and caves to explore, suspension bridges and waterfalls. Inside the city it's this amazing mix of cultures dating back centuries. This city has everything you could want or need.

    Insider Tip:Delve deeper into the city by researching the history of the town. And if you're travelling in summer, be prepared for it to be hot!

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    Loved it

    Loved all the views of mountains from most streets. The Alhambra is well worth visiting, among other various churches and cathedrals you can stumble upon. Very nice shops to buy lots of souvenirs. Very easy to navigate albeit tiring due to big/steep hills. It is very hot though!

    Insider Tip:Go to the sunset at one of the 'miradors', amazing view of the city, lovely lively atmosphere!

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    Love Granada

    Too much to say but definitely worth staying for a week. There are many cultural, historic and natural things to see.

    Insider Tip:Check out the caves!

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    Will definitely be back!

    I went to Granada knowing very little about the city and its history. I had absolutely no idea what to expect. All I knew is that any of my friends that had been before had loved this city. Little did I know that I too would fall in love with the city and that now I cannot wait to return!

    Insider Tip:I'd really recommend going on the free walking tours of Granada and Sacromonte if you can! The tour guides were so engaging and informed and I learned so much about the interesting history of the city. On my final night in Granada I went to a flamenco show in Venta el Gallo in Sacromonte. All I can say is that YOU HAVE TO GO! The show was incredible and I sat and stared in awe throughout! A definite must see!

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    City of great sights and amazing variety from Islamic monuments of the Alhambra to Baroque splendor of churches and monasteries. Great walking in the old city and Albaicin, the quarter of whitewashed houses on a hilltop. Excellent views of the Alhambra with the Sierra Nevada mountains in the background. Serious hiking and a 3000+ meter summit can be done, even as a day trip. Great food at nicely decorated restaurants, food and accommodation at very affordable prices.

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