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

  • 80%



    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.

  • 90%



    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!

  • 90%


    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.

  • 100%



    It was not among the cities I was going to visit in Spain! But after some advises I decided to go! Best decision ever! The city is amazing, the prices are excellent and the food is the best I found in Spain!

    Insider Tip:Go for paella! Amazing!

  • 80%


    The best part of Andalusia by far

    In my short trip to Andalusia, Granada was by far my favorite city. I'm normally not a huge fan of touring pretty old buildings, but Alhambra completely blew me away. Albayzin (the old Muslim neighborhood) is great for walking around, with winding streets and beautiful old buildings and courtyards, as well as, at the top, a magnificent view of the city and the sunset. Walking around in search of free tapas wasn't the easiest in the off season, but it was great fun.

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