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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    La preciosa Granada

    It was an amazing city. I had friends spend a summer there and they told me that they loved it and that I need to experience it for myself. It was great getting around. I walked everywhere. It is great when you can see things on foot rather than take a tourist bus.

    Insider Tip:I recommend if you are going to be in Granada for a few days, to make sure you get your tickets to Alhambra a couple days before and not wait until the night before. I was lucky and was able to get a ticket the night before, but it is rare as some people have told me. Make sure that you eat in Albaicín (Moorish quarters) and Realejo (Jewish quarters). Amazing Spanish food. If you are visiting Realejo, make sure to walk down some side streets you can see a famous artist drawings on buildings.

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    Granada- worth a spot on your Spain travel itinerary

    The Alhambra was amazing but it is not the only great thing about Granada. The Albayzin neighborhood has so much history and culture to offer. The bohemian vibe and taste of Morocco (delicious food at the teterias) make it seem like it's own little world- really great winding streets and views from the hills. Granada has some great tapas too!

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    La Alhambra is amazing, but the city is great as well. Orange trees grow everywhere, and don't forget to sip from the numerous fountains that are constantly running.

    Insider Tip:Granada is known for its free but delicious tapas. Look around (esp. off touristy areas) and an average meal could cost you 2 euros for a drink and tapas. I recommend La Belle y La Bestia as a starting point.

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    Favorite city in Spain. The weather was fantastic. The people were nice. The shopping was good. The food was delicious. We were there during Semana Santa so the streets were really crazy. Granada has so much culture to see and experience. 4 days was not enough time to take in all that this lovely southern city has to offer.

    Insider Tip:Go see everything! The Alhambra, the graffiti, the gypsy caves, the Elvira, the Arab neighborhood, Flamenco, everything! Also, Schwarma King is delicious!

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    Granada - the best city in Spain

    I've been to all the major cities in Spain and Granada is my favourite. The city is steeped in history and the albaycin and Alhambra are must visits. Best and most generous FREE tapas in Spain.

    Insider Tip:The kebab King is a value for money diner near the city centre.

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