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

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    A great place to stay

    The apartment-style complex was one of the best I've ever stayed in. The courtyard makes meeting people easy and gives each room some fresh air without street noise. I stayed in a six-bed flat with two beds in the living room/kitchen and four in the bedroom, it might be inconvenient if someone wants to use the kitchen in the middle of the night but that's just luck of the draw on who you're sharing with. A full-sized bathroom is great to have. Key card security felt very safe.

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    Very cool place with plenty of walking and sight seeing to do. Would highly recommend Alhambra, Cathedral and a picnic at a mirador over looking the city. Take advantage of free tapas with drinks!

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    Trip on the road in "Semana Santa"

    beautiful city! has to be seen, during the "Semana Santa" there are people everywhere, maybe getting away from the procession, but it is beautiful!

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    If you go to Granada, it is a must to go see the Alhambra. I was hesitating at first but decided to go and it was the best decision ever! You should also go up the village towards sacromonte to get a really good view of the city and the Alhambra! It is very fickle weather however as it can be sunny and warm in the morning and rainind and cold in the afternoon and night!

    Insider Tip:Restaurants all offer a free tapas with the purchase of a drink so take advantage of that!

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    A complete town, nearly everyone can find something interesting: art, cultural life (conferences, expos..), nightlife, walking, trekking in Los cahorros, Monachil, Sierra Nevada or Alpujarra (less than an hour far), seaside (Salobreña and Almuñécar, 1 hour by bus), shopping both trendy (c/Mesones and Recogidas) and alternative (near Plaza Trinidad), cheap food, people fromall countries

    Insider Tip:Avoid tapas bars in Plaza Nueva, they are the only expensive ones

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