VISITS IN GRANADA
4 VISITS NOT TO BE MISSED
VISITS IN GRANADA
Granada is a city to live it. A unique historical past where its rich Muslim legacy stands out, which can be seen in every corner. A peculiar orography marked by the proximity of the Sierra Nevada mountains, with the highest peaks in the Iberian Peninsula, flamenco art or gastronomy, are some of the reasons why a visit to Granada will not leave you indifferent.
In addition, by staying at our charming hotel near the Alhambra, the experience will be even more immersive, due to the fact that our hotel is one of the only cármen in Granada that is an accommodation. A Carmen is a typical Granada construction that has Its origins date back to Muslim times and are found mostly in the most typical neighborhoods of the city, such as Realejo, where we are, or the Albaicín or Sacromonte neighborhoods. A Carmen stands out for having an orchard-garden, for the use of water as decoration and it is usual for it to have good views, as is our case.
Next, we propose a visit to Granada through the most emblematic places of the city.
A UNIQUE VISIT IN THE WORLD
Granada’s monument par excellence. The Alhambra is a palace complex and fortress that was built by the Muslim rulers of the Nasrid dynasty in the 13th and 14th century, and is considered one of the most important examples of Islamic architecture in Europe. The complex has several palaces, courtyards, gardens and fortifications. Of particular note are the Comares Palace, with its impressive Hall of Ambassadors, and the Palace of the Lions, with its central courtyard surrounded by columns and fountains.
The Alhambra also boasts numerous architectural decorations and details, such as mosaics, tiles and stuccoes, which reflect the rich culture and art of the Nasrid period. In addition, the panoramic views from the Alhambra of Granada, including the Sierra Nevada mountains and the city of Granada, are breathtaking. The Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of Spain’s top tourist attractions.
Furthermore, we are lucky to be a hotel near the Alhambra, as we are only a 10 minute walk from the entrance to the monument.
Very important: Tickets must be booked in advance, especially on weekends, long weekends and busy periods. Our recommendation is that, as soon as you know you are coming to Granada, the first thing you should do is to get tickets for the Alhambra.
THE MOST TRADITIONAL VISITS IN GRANADA
ALBAICÍN AND SACROMONTE NEIGHBOURHOODS
Two of the most authentic neighborhoods in the city, also considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. A must visit to discover the essence of the city and admire the best views of the Alhambra as both neighborhoods are in the upper part.
The Albaicín stands out for its charming narrow streets and for its viewpoints, where the Mirador de San Nicolás stands out for its spectacular views of the Alhambra with Sierra Nevada as a backdrop. There are also other viewpoints such as San Cristóbal or San Miguel, the latter in the upper part of the Albaicín. The mosque next to the Mirador de San Nicolás, its narrow and steep streets, its cármenes, its squares or its bars and restaurants, make the Albaicín a unique and ideal place to get lost and discover magical places.
El Sacromonte, very close to the Albaicín, is considered the neighborhood of artists. There are many caves where you can see flamenco shows. The views from this area are also worth admiring and it is therefore an area to walk around and to go in the evening to enjoy flamenco dancing, the hallmark of Andalusia.
A STROLL THROUGH THE MAIN STREETS IS A MUST
THE CITY CENTRE
We are located about 10 minutes from the centre of Granada, so you can visit all this part of the city within easy walking distance from our hotel-carmen. The city centre includes places like Plaza Nueva and the beautiful Paseo de los Tristes, which is the gateway to the Albaicín and Sacromonte. The typical Calle de las Teterías, perpendicular to Calle Elvira, is a perfect place to get a taste of the Muslim essence of Granada in one of the many tea shops you will find, all of them carefully decorated and offering a wide variety of Arab teas and sweets.
The Cathedral and the Pantheon of the Kings, where the Catholic Monarchs are buried, are other of the most important monuments in the city. Near the cathedral are the lively squares of Bib-Rambla and the Town Hall Square. Also the Navas street, full of restaurants for lunch or tapas. Avenues such as Gran Vía or Constitución invite you to stroll along them to discover the typical architecture of the city. And the Acera del Darro, Calle Recogidas and some of the streets that cross them, such as Puentezuelas or Alhóndiga, are the most commercial streets in the city if you want to do some shopping.
THE BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBOURHOOD IN WHICH WE FIND OURSELVES
THE REALEJO QUARTER
The Realejo quarter, where we are located, is one of the most popular and picturesque quarters of the city of Granada, situated in the historic centre of the city. It is known for being the old Jewish quarter of Granada and for its rich history, which dates back to the time of the Muslim domination.
El Realejo is a charming neighbourhood with narrow cobbled streets, squares and Andalusian courtyards full of flowers. It is also famous for its wide range of gastronomic and leisure options, with numerous tapas bars and restaurants offering a wide variety of typical dishes from Granada’s gastronomy.
Among its main tourist attractions are the House-Museum of Manuel de Falla, the Museum of the Casa de los Tiros, the Campo del Príncipe Park and the church of Santo Domingo. In addition, the Realejo is a very lively place, thanks to its bars and live music venues.
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