Granada is an Arab-Islamic Mediterranean mountain city with a liberal southern European attitude. The Alhambra fort and palaces are the main draw, a beautiful set of red structures on the foothills of the snowtopped Sierra Nevada.
The Albaicin quarter is also full of history and great views. In Granada you still get a free tpas with every drink, and the bars are great. This is a city to see before you die.
The pleasures of Granada are based mainly on its buildings and cityscape. Obviously the Alhambra is a must for all tourists - not just the buildings but also just strolling around the site and seeing the gardens.
The views from the Alhambra are spectacular and not to be missed.
The name Granada can be coupled with Grand. A lovely, charming, historical city, with modern amenities, vibrant lifestyle, and has everything that an explorer of Europe would hope to see.
Granada is possibly the cleanest city with the friendliest inhabitants that I have ever visited. There is much to see if you are a tourist (Alhambra, Abayzin, Sacromonte etc.
) and a fabulous choice of good restaurants. You should spend at least one evening dining in the Albayzin San Nicolas area and get a table with a view of the Alhambra.
A very interesting city, with intesting monuments in the city center, a unique neighborhood with old Mediterranean style houses(Albaicin)and the fabulous palace (Alhambra).
A good base to have a day trip in Sierra Nevada as well.
Granada is a clean, neatly organised and well set out city. The buses and taxis are efficient. The architecture is appealing with its Spanish arches and cupid decorations.
The hospitality of the locals provide a warm, friendly atmosphere particularly in the restaurants, bars and tourist attractions. Traditional Spanish dancing can also be located here. Alhambra is a wonderful example of an ancient Moorish city reflecting the style of timer carved doors, painted tiles and a mosque turned into a Catholic church. In addition, Granada Cathedral, another example of Gothic architecture provides tourists with a chance to recapture some peace while admiring the religious paintings, relics and artwork. An outstanding city overall.
From madrid, you can use Alsa bus. The last bus depart 18:30 and arrive Granada 23:30. From the bus stop at Granada, taking taxi to city center costs around 10euro.
Taxis are plenty and easy to find.
We only stayed here for a couple nights, but I would easily stay here longer. If you love food, history and culture, its a great place to just kick back and chill.
Granada is a very small city - one whole day would be enough to cover all the major sights but if you are here for the Alhambra only just come as a day trip.
Others attractions like the monastery, cathedral etc. are much better in bigger cities like Madrid or Barcelona.
beautiful city with lots of attractions. nice hill view, worth staying a bit longer (at least 2 nights probably), very regretful we only have 1 night there
Avoid going in Summer if you would like to see Alhambra extensively, also, buy ticket at least a day ahead unless you don't mind to get up at 6 to line up.
Dress warm it is near the mountains very beautiful city. Lots of places to walk and to shop. Lovely scarves and costume jewellery also shoes.
Life is pretty relax and the city is well organised. Moving with public transport was easy. Located for easy travel to Malaga and Cordoba.
Shopping and eating are cheaper too than Barcelona, as did not go to other big cities to compare. The tap water is nice to drink, sweet without any chlorine taste. Quiet and safe city to stroll with family even late in the evening.
OMG I am in love with this city. Alhambra is outstanding its view from Saint Nicolas is beautiful like all the area of this church.
It is amazing to walk and get lost in the narrow streets going uphill. Food and city has a strong Arabic influence, but it is also a very nice place to have stags/hen or simply boozing with friends.
Lots of walking, but lots to see. Definitely take several of the routes of the mini-buses for a cheap tour of the city.
Local restaurants are much better than the malls. Don't miss a quick trip to Sierra Nevada for SNOW just minutes outside of town. A gorgeous drive!!!
Book your tours with Play Granada - lovely staff and all types of walking/conducted tours for different fitness levels.
Alhambra guided tour is a must as there's so much history in this magnificent place. Walking down the streets after meals you'll discover artisans at every corner - handmade violins, guitars and chessboards! Limitless activities and a trip to alpujjara and Sierra Nevada is also a must! All-inclusive Granada is the best place if you've only got time to visit one place in Andalucia.
The moorish contribution to Granada and the reconquista afterwards shaped the culture and way of life people here.
Comida estupenda, vida diurna y nocturna parece Valencia en Fallas, siempre hay gente paseando por las calles.
A beautiful city with lots of history. Superb dining options. one of Europes best slopes with great nightlife
Beautiful city with plenty of history and things to see especially the Sierra Nevada and the Alhambra Palace
Wow! Wow! and Wow! Great place to wander about and wonder about all the great architecture and rich history.
Very grand buildings to be awed by. People are friendly and a nice place to socialise. Food culture is very active. Relatively cheap tapas, beer and wine. Even if you don't speak Spanish, knowing just a few words can help you survive. People are generally helpful and warm. Wonderful place to eat, shop or just chill and enjoy the sights and sounds. Very dog friendly (but watch for the occasional dog poo on the streets). Lovely to see people walk their dogs freely, and into some shops, too.
This city is full of mystery and you really need a long time to find out with the interesting culture.
It is really a melting bowl.
Granada is a beautiful city. You can see the snowcapped mountains of the Sierra Nevada in the horizon.
A visit to the Alhambra is a must. Go early to enjoy a cool morning stroll.