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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    Granada, Alhambra

    Everything is about Alhambra in Granada so you better visit it and pay your ticket first, Get lost in its heart and really-typical quarters of Grenade; it's how you get to appreciate the particular smell of Granada, its origins and odours.

    Insider Tip:Tapas, tapas, tapas... Reserve your tickets for Alhambra first. See an andalusian typical flamenco show. its a young energetic city, go out !

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    Amazing Views

    Granada is one of the most beautiful cities I've been too. The views from Alhambra and near by hills are most impressive. There's still a lot of Arabic influence left in Granada and it really makes the city stand out in Spain. Granada also gets thumbs up in food, coffee and pastries. A great city for a weekend getaway for a week's vacation.

    Insider Tip:Try some Tunisian or Moroccan food while you're there. Great cheap restaurants and bars on Calle Elvira.

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    Must visit

    Granada is a city that compels one to explore and soak in it. Majestic, magical streets which wind down, zig zag and takes you back centuries. And then there's Alhambra. No words can ever be adequate to describe the grandiosity and majesty of that place.

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    Granada is beautiful.

    I loved Granada. I'm sure I will go back in the near future while I am in Spain. Granada is gorgeous and cheap since the tapas are amazing!

    Insider Tip:Get as many tapas as possible! One of the best things about Granada aside from the beautiful city and the Alhambra.

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    My trip to Granada

    Granada was an absolute GEM! I highly recommend this place to everybody! There is so much to see and do and i wish i could have stayed there longer. Everything is nice and cheap, from beers and tapas to menus of the day. The Alhambra is a MUST see! Book your tickets from the little book store in the central plaza to skip the early line ups. Also, do a walking tour and do the hike up the mountains and meet the people that live in the caves!

    Insider Tip:I enjoy scenic view points and Granada has many to offer. I highly recommend the Alhambra and the free walking tours.

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