Granada is very popular because of its famous history of occupation and conquest which is encapsulated in the iconic Alhambra Fortress. We think this is an impressive world class attraction and the city as a whole is one of the top places in Spain to be fully immersed in its living history.
Granada has been called the single most attractive city for a tourist to Spain and it certainly marks the crossroads of the long and enduring history of the Moors, Jews and Christian empires that have struggled for power in the area. We rank it among places such as Toledo and Burgos for its deeply historic charm.
This is a very tightly packed, Medival quarter of Granada. What we loved most about it was walking the narrow streets, some of which are too tight to fit cars. There are lots of little house museums where collections of art, weapons and artifacts can be seen for free or just a couple Euros. Stop in an awesome bar like Seis Peniques above for some wonderful Tapas.
is one of the coolest neighborhoods for authentic cultural expressions of flamenco, music and electric performances of every type. The views over the city are impressive both day and night. We think catching the sunset here enliven the whole panorama of the town.
This is the historic heart of Granada. It holds an impressive array of cafes and bookshops. The Cathedral and Royal Chapel are just around the corner nearby, The remains of Ferdinand and Isabella are housed here too. As far as churches go this is the most impressive in the city.
The beauty of Granada is that it is a mosaic of cultural periods where old and new attractions sit side by side in a walkable and enjoyable city in the form of tapas bars, churches, fortresses, squares and traditional style restaurants.