Granada Vacations

This Andalucian city is chiefly notable for hosting two truly amazing sights: the Alhambra and the El Albayzin Arab district. The Alhambra is the former residence of Nasrid sultans, but also a fortress, garden and government seat. Booking tickets in advance to explore the huge complex is usually a good idea, while the structure’s position ... Read more
overlooking the city can be admired from the Sacromonte gypsy district. The El Albaysin neighborhood offers an experience redolent of the 13th century, when Spain was under Arab rule. Look for teas and desserts typical of the area as you lose yourself in the winding streets. The Sierra Nevada mountains beckon to the hiker from the outskirts of the city, while the gourmand budget traveler will be enticed by the free tapas served at bars in almost every neighborhood. Historic yet vibrant, Granada blends Spanish culture and Arab history in a unique and exciting mix.

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Granada things to do and experiences

  • Alhambra
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  • Sierra Nevada
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  • Mirador de San Nicolás
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    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Historic Site, Scenic Lookout
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  • El Albayzín
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The best months to head to Andalucia are in the fall (October and November) and spring (April and May) when the weather is at its finest. Autumn is typically quieter than spring because of the Semana Santa ... Read more
(Holy Week) and Easter. Summers are swelteringly hot in most areas (97, or 36, in Seville) though the coast and the highlands are a bit more tolerable. Winters are cooler and wet with snow dusting the Sierra Nevada and rain hitting the Sierra de Grazalema; however, other parts of the province are more temperate, and it’s not unusual to see sunbathers and people swimming in the sea in February.

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Granada reviews & trip reports

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    Family Travelers
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Love Granada! Walking around alone (female) I still felt safe. Great tapas and cheap delicious food. Great friendly people and a small city feel.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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My favorite city in Andalusia, especially as a student! One of the only places to still offer free tapas with a drink purchase. And it's worth it to go and see the Alhambra alone.

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Samarinda, Indonesia

The city that keeps my heart linger on it. The beautiful mixture of Moorish and Spanish decorations that pasted all over the buildings around the city, made my visit so pleasing and enjoyable. Mostly the city's attraction is close to one another, which makes an enjoyable walk, which also gives the different surprise for one area to another. Moreover, the massive Sierra Nevada mountains range is reachable from Granada.

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One of my favorite cities in Spain!! A must visit & you have to go to the Alhambra! Such a beautiful place & can't wait to go back!

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Lechlade, United Kingdom

Visit Granada on a day trip - walk around the Alhambra (book online in advance) and wander around the town. If visiting in winter, you can ski on the mountains above!

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Foster City, California, USA

Granada is one of my favorite small cities, located in southern Spain. Because of Alhambra, I stayed here 2 nights and got to explore a bit of it.

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Granada needs little explanation - the history and culture surrounds you from the hussle and bustle of the markets to Alhambra - there is something fro everyone - history, architecture, shopping, flamenco, tapas and on and on...

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Brisbane, Australia

The crown jewel of Andalucia. Granada is absolutely beautiful. The town itself is very charming and situated in the middle of the Sierra Nevada, with spectacular views of the mountains. The Alhambra is one of the wonders of the Islamic world, and a true architectural masterpiece. It is a must see in Spain, and one of my favorite places that I have visited any where in the world.

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One of the most antique city´s in Europe, with the alhambra, sky resort, just 25 minutes to the Costa tropical and the Alpujarras.

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Stuttgart, Germany

very intresting city ,
great alhambra but often very full
nice bars in the city,
beautiful old town, near Sierra Nevada for hicking,
several campground in and around Granada

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