Weekend Getaway to Granada

Spain, Granada Guide (B): Weekend Getaway to Granada

You can’t miss Granada on your next trip to Spain – it’s part of Andalusia’s Golden Triangle and rightfully so! You’ll fall in love with this ancient city as you explore the beautiful streets of Albaicín, taste traditional piononos at a local café, shop in the Alcaicería (great bazaar), and soak up Granada’s rich history. Did I mention plenty of spectacular views of the Alhambra?

We spent two full days in Granada on this trip – if you’re able to spend more time I’d recommend at least 3 days (but we were able to see all the main items on our list)!

We stayed in the beautiful and central neighborhood of Albaicín (aka Albayzín). Declared a World Heritage Site in 1984, this neighborhood is located on a large hill with winding, little streets – remnants of its Medieval Moorish past. A lot of locals live in this area and the streets are relatively quiet at night. Albaicín is within walking distance to all the city’s main attractions and (because it’s on a hill) you’ll come across several restaurants and bars that offer views of the Alhambra. We got a great Airbnb rental with a garage – it’s super important to find a place with parking if you’re staying in this neighborhood…otherwise you’ll be paying to park in a public garage or walking a long way to your car. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Weekend Getaway to Granada
Guide Location: Spain » Granada
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Ruta de Azafran   Rey Fernando   Alhambra   Hammam Al Andalus  
Author: Kate Shoaf
Read it on author's website: https://katestraveltips.com/2016/03/31/weekend-getaway-to-granada/