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Granada Pocket Guide

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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 you arrive in the middle or at the end of the week you'll find somewhere to suit your hedonistic needs.


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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Granada.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Granada... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Granada.

Granada City Reviews

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    Beautiful City

    Great city to walk around and city watch. Lots of great restaurants and good shopping. Beautiful buildings and landscapes.

  • 90%

    kwhite021439

    Granada, España

    I still have so much to see. I was near La Alhambra, and I stayed in the center of Granada. It was fascinating to see the Semana Santa parades but, when I return to Granada, I want to see more things that are local. I did a LOT in my three days there, but when it was time to move on... I wasn't ready. I think I'm in love with Granada.

    Insider Tip:A local left me with these wise words: "Do not pay for a meal here. If you pay for a meal, you are being ripped off. Most of the places here give you tapas with a drink. Do not waste your money, unless you KNOW the cuisine is worth it!" I haven't been to Andalusia in the summer, but I know that it is hot as HELL. You have been warned.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Touristy

    Apart from the Alhambra Palace, I found there was very little to do in Granada. Even the Alhambra Palace was not enjoyable because of the number of tourists (I went in mid-August during peak season). I saw all major sites within two days.

    Insider Tip:Would recommend taking a hiking trip to the Sierra Nevada if you have the chance and you enjoy the outdoors as the city gets old very quickly.

  • 90%

    carolinehueber571990

    AWESOME CITY

    great combo between party, cultural visits great weather. really young city so it's dynamic. of course the alhambra is amazing for those who are more in the cultural thing! great for a big weekend or for a road trip.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Gorgeous Granada

    I just loved this city, the people is kind and always in a good mood to help! The city is beautiful, gorgeous!

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