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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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    Anonymous

    The most beautiful town in the world

    You need to see Granada!!! Everything is different there - even the street vendors are very special (some of them, actually, sell poetry! :) ). Granada cannot be described - you need to experience it.

    Insider Tip:If you find yourself lost in the streets of the old town, don't despair - getting lost in the streets of Albaycin is the best thing that can happen to you in Granada. If you have a chance- visit the caves at the top of the Albaycin hill and make sure that you spare some time for an evening walk through the Sacromonte streets. If you want to visit the Alhambra, keep in mind that the tickets need to be bought well in advance.

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    Anonymous

    Granada, city of hippies and history

    Granada is one of the coolest cities I have ever been to. It has a very interesting history which is apparent throughout the city. The Alhambra is great, of course, but just exploring the town was fun for us. There are caves above the city which are still inhabited by modern day hippies - ask about taking the cave tour.

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    leogazzola3969

    Culture and student marks

    The best place to know about pre-christian Spain ( Moors ). Easy to getting around. Safe city. The students presence push some prices down, what is good for budget trips. Not friendly restaurants. Many things to do.

    Insider Tip:Sometimes is better to choose turisty restaurants than natives to have a good treatment from the waiters.

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    Anonymous

    Granada

    A great city with amazing architecture and a good vibe. Great to walk around with good views from the top of the hill.

    Insider Tip:Get to Alhambra early to ensure you get tickets and avoid crowds.

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    Anonymous

    Granada

    Granada is so lovely! Great views, wonderful vibe, awesome weather. Also you get free tapas whenever you get a beer, it is life changing (and very cheap). Go go go.

    Insider Tip:If you drink even a little, order a beverage instead of a meal and at most places they will give you super tasty/substantial food everytime you order a beer/wine/sangria (might apply to diet Cokes as well but I never tried). This works out to be cheaper/tastier than getting a regular meal

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