Things to see in Granada

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  • There isn't much I can add to all that has been said about this magnum opus of Muslim rule in Spain. It's one of those places that you just have to visit at least once in your lifetime. I've been lucky enough to visit it three times...
  • Although the ascent might be a little harsh, it is worth walking the Paseo de los Tristes (The Path of the Sad) until the higher part of Albaicín. A magical neighbourhood, full of mystery, almost a village in the middle of the mount...
  • The sentence that might best describe Granada is "There is no greater misfortune than being blind in Granada" and the trendiest touristic slogan comes from the ex-USA president Bill Clinton, declaring that the sunset from Albaicín i...
  • It is one of the best walks I’ve ever taken and I will never tire of it. A small cobbled street beside a river (almost dry), with typical ducks and cats, with unmistakable marks that reveal the age of this special place.
  • The Sierra Nevada ski resort, only 30min. from Granada, is a shocking change from the tropical coast only a few miles south. The snow is fresh until mid-May and the resort boasts a whopping 105km of slopes and a difference in altitu...
  • It has been barely a month since I could visit the Alhambra, for the second time in just a year and as the traveller Joxu tells in his experience, it is definitely worth visiting the Gardens of Generalife. It is one of the most roma...
  • The Cathedral of Granada, although it is not as spectacular as other cathedrals in Spain like the one in Burgos, Toledo or León, is an essential monument if you to get to know this beautiful city. Built a little later than those ...
  • Mariano "Chorrojumo" Fernandez, born God knows when and died in 1906, self-proclaimed "King of the Gypsies," idealized prototype of the gypsy patriarch, king of clan brawls, offering nothing more than his own persona, profiting from...
  • You walk absorbed by the alleys of Albaicín. The target imposes its power and silence is king in the hour of the siesta. You keep on walking, without a goal, enjoying architecture, the charm of the neighbourhood and suddenly, bang! ...
  • If it was located in any another place, if you didn’t visit it after the Nasrid Palace, if it did not enforce one culture upon another... I don't know, that’s a lot of ifs for the only Renaissance palace in our country. I think it d...
  • The final gift from the visit to the Alhambra is the Palaces and the Gardens of the Generalife. We had various surprises entering and learning about a unique culture and way of thinking. From a legacy that is now a World Heritage s...
  • In a visit to the Alhambra, when you think you have seen it all, you are suddenly immersed by its best preserved secret: the hall of the muqarnas, with the incredible stalactites giving way to the Patio de los Leones. A slightly evo...
  • The whole area near the Cathedral of Granada is now called la Alcaicería. It is made up of beautiful streets full of craft, spice and incense stands. It reminds one of an Arab bazaar, and it used to be one actually, where silk used ...
  • Its disturbing figure dominates the entire sky of Granada with the Torre de Vela as standard and with a clear declaration of intent: La Alcazaba marked the beginning of the city in the Alhambra in the 13th century. It is the olde...
  • The Slope of Gomérez is a beautiful street taking you from Plaza Nueva to the gates of the Alhambra. But it is not only for its geographical location that it has a special charm, but also the shops and local area. Granada is worl...
  • In the Sacromonte neighbourhood of Granada you will find a museum in which they recreate the caves of Granada, where the gypsies used to live. The caves are authentic and have been restored. It is a very nice place to go walking fro...
  • On the official posters it appears with this name, but it is also known as San Gil and Santa Ana, although in Granada it is popularly known as the parish church of Santa Ana, one of the most beautiful and most prized temples of Gran...
  • The Corral del Carbón (Courtyard of Coal) is one of the many wonders of Granada. Built at the beginning of the 14th century, this Nazari granary is the only building of its type left entirely preserved in Spain and Europe. At the ti...
  • Carrera del Darro is one of the busiest and most historical streets in the entire city. It scours part of downtown Granada, uniting with the Paseo de los Tristes at its end, where there are some of the best panoramic views of the Al...
  • The Arab baths “El Bañuelo” date back to the 11th century, are the oldest in Granada and the best preserved in Spain. They are situated in one of the most beautiful streets in the world: la Carrera del Darro. The visiting hours ...
  • If there is something I love in Granada it is the atmosphere. It is a city full of history, with an exceptional heritage attracting tourists' from all over the world. But there is nothing compared to seeing the night falling on one ...
  • La puerta de Elvira (Elvira Gate), also known in Granada as the Elvira Arch, is located in the historic city centre of Granada, to be more precise in the Plaza del Triunfo (Triumph Square). It stands out because the famous Elvira...
  • Take your time and enjoy every single corner, lattice, room. Feel the overwhelming power of the light play, the pleasant sound of the water. Delight in the marvellous reflections of the stagnant water because you are in front of the...
  • Granada's Parque de las Ciencias is a 70,000 square meter complex of exhibition halls, fun but educational interactive displays, towers, planetariums, butterfly reserves, and ample outdoor spaces. The colors, games, and open spaces ...
  • Although it is known with this name it was really made as a tribute to the discovery, represented in the act on which it was decided to begin the adventure. It is recalled that Columbus was received in Santa Fe when the Catholic Kin...
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