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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  • 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

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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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    Granada is an amazing city. Definitely one of my favoorites in Spain along with Sevilla. When you think of Spain... tapas, gypsies, drinking... Granada has it all. Awesome food and fun nightlife. Good vibes and laidback people. Apparently a lot of kids from wealthy spanish families move down to Granda to live the hippie lifestyle for a couple of years and i can see why.

    Insider Tip:The albayzin is my favorite area of Granada. Check out the mirador vantage point at the top of the hill for amazing views of the city and alhambra. I also enjoy getting lost in the labyrinth of streets that makes up the albayzin and you cant beat the free tapas. most traditional tapas bars in granada offer free tapas with the purchase of a beer. be patient and wait for your free food!

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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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