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Granada, Spain: A Short Travel Guide

Updated: 2 days ago

Granada is located in the southern region of Andalusia in Spain. Brimming with history, culture, and breathtaking beauty, this is our favorite city in the region. At its center stands the world-famous Alhambra palace, a UNESCO marvel of Islamic architecture. In fact, Granada was once the last Islamic stronghold in Spain and therefore boasts a unique blend of Moorish and Christian influences. In this travel guide, we share our top things to do in Granada as well as great places to stay, eat, and drink.

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Alhambra as seen from San Nicolas Viewpoint


Check out our video about Granada to see the best things to do through our camera!

Best Things To Do In Granada

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Sunset from San Miguel Alto

Places To Stay In Granada

  • Hotel Granada Centro ($): this is where we stayed, the hotel is basic but has comfy beds and a decent shower. No coffee machine or fridge in the room. Great location as it's walking distance from all the main attractions

  • U-Sense Granada Catedral ($$): fully-equipped apartment in the heart of Granada, ideal if you want to do some cooking

  • BiBo Suites Plaza Nueva ($$$): fully-equippped apartment with extra sofa bed, ideal for families

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Albaicin area as seen from Alhambra

Places To Eat And Drink In Granada

  • Baraka-by-Moma: great coffee and breakfast/brunch options

  • Bar Ávila Tapas: popular local tapas bar

  • Bueno Bar: great sunny location for a drink and free tapa

  • Café-Bar Gerardo: very local café with coffee and breakfast

  • Chantarela: local tapas bar with generous portion of free tapa with drink order

  • El Huerto de Juan Ranas, La Terraza: great terrace in front of San Nicolas viewpoint, drinks and food are somewhat expensive so come for the view

  • EntreBrasas: grilled meat specialist restaurant

  • Kasbah: cozy Arabic-style restaurant with quality food options

  • La taberna chica: local bar that comes alive at night

  • Luisitas Empanadas Argentinas: variety of delicious empanadas, great as a snack

  • Pata Palo - Granada: local pub with good live music

  • Restaurante Páprika: vegan restaurant

  • Saint Germain: wine bar with lots of delicious raciónes and tapas

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Cave Museum

Map Granada Spain

Find all the places to go, eat, drink, and stay in Granada on Google Maps. To follow and save the list, do the following:

  1. Tap on the link to open it (click button below)

  2. Tap Follow. This list will now be added to the group of lists you follow.

  3. Optional: To unfollow a list someone shared with you, tap the list Saved.

If you follow the list we made, all our saved places of Granada will show up in Your Places. The places will also appear as suggested locations in Google Maps.

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