Granada Travel Guide
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- 98%Local Culture
- 86%History Buffs
- 72%Adventure Travelers
- 71%Budget Travelers
- 71%Family Travelers
- 58%Nightlife Lovers
Member Reviews (134)
- GranadaMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesVegetarian+ 2Mar 02, 2014
If I could give 3.5 stars I would. Granada for me was all about the Alhambra. Other than that, we really did have difficulty finding things to do. After two days we were ready to move on. It was also the place we had our worst meal in Andalusia. Worth it to see the Alhambra but not a place I would return to.
- GranadaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Nov 18, 2013
Maybe a lot of guides don't state this enough but I strongly suggest going up to Albayzin/ Albaicin just before sunset and watch the twilight descend upon the grand Alahambra on the other side of the river . The walk up to Albaicin is spectacular,you could also take the local bus, which struggles up the steep road to Albaicin. The bars are a plenty up there .... The food the free as long as the drinks keep coming :)
- GranadaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFamily Travelers+ 2Nov 08, 2013
We actually stayed in a tiny little village about 20 miles south of Granada, and only spent a half a day in the city. The rest of the time we spent hanging out by the pool at our place and going to the Alhambra, both of which were great.
- GranadaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Nov 07, 2013
Granada is the most signature example of Spain's Islamic heritage. Most people come to Granada to visit the Al Hambra, the fortress and palace that held out against Spanish attacks until 1492. The gardens and architecture are incredibly beautiful. Granada also has street bazaars that are fun to shop and a nightlife that literally goes on until dawn.
- GranadaOct 23, 2013
Such a fascinating small-scale city, similar to Cordoba in that the Moorish period feels very strong here, but it feels a little more lively and modern too--lots of new immigrants and students. The Albaizin (the old quarter on the hill opposite the Alhambra) has fantastic atmosphere, and the old Roma section, farther up, is a cool warren of cave-houses. Very good traditional food too (tapas are still free!).
- GranadaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersWellnessOct 19, 2013
This college town and former Moorish outpost is one of my favorite spots in Spain. With beautiful architecture (hello, Alahambra), charming narrow streets, and the laid-back vibe common to Southern Spain, it's Granada's smaller size and reduced urban sprawl that make it such a lovely, pedestrian-friendly vacation spot.
- GranadaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Jun 13, 2013
One of the most beautiful cities in Europe - with a mix of Spanish and Moorish influences. The centerpiece, the Alhambra, is a breathtaking moorish palace. The old city is a maze of winding streets opening on plazas lined with cafes where you can chill out and take in the vibe. On my top 10 list for Europe.
- GranadaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Mar 23, 2013
Granada was everything I imagined it to be, a city full of Moorish architecture, bristling with history. I drove down to Granada from Madrid, because I wanted to see the final Moorish enclave of Alhambra, along with the final resting place of the Catholic Sovereigns (Ferdinand and Isabella) who unified Spain in 1492, and expelled the Moors. After walking around the city for two days, I wasn't disappointed.
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