Granada: Queen of tapas and flamenco
Before starting to share tips and photos, we have a confession to make: all of the places we've been to, have a place in our hearts but some of them just have a more special one ❤️. So now we have that we got that out of the way, we can proudly admit that Granada is one of those cities that our hearts and minds remember in such a sweet, sweet way. Not sure exactly why, but it is what it is. Maybe it was the overall vibe of the city, or the fact that we had such a genuinely good time there. Regardless the reason though, we can only suggest that you visit Granada too, but only if you're into stunning architecture, tasty food and flamenco shows that give you goosebumps.
Alhambra No visit in Granada is complete without going to Alhambra. First fortress and then a palace owned by several royals throughout the centuries, Alhambra is undoubtedly Granada's gem. For a ticket of 14€, you can enjoy both the palace and the surrounding gardens of Generalife. As always, make sure to check the latest updates on the monument's official website, prior to your visit.
Mirador San Nicolas
Now, if you want to admire the Alhambra from afar, head to Mirador San Nicolas viewpoint and set your camera to panoramic mode. The nearby patios of Mirador de la Lona and Mirador Ojo de Granada, also offer spectacular views of the city. Bonus tip: remember to visit Mirador San Nicolas at sunset, at least once during your stay in Granada.
Sacromonte / Albaicin
Albaicin is one of Granada's districts, mostly popular for its Sacromonte neighborhood, also known as the birth place of flamenco. The area's Roma community takes pride of offering the best, original flamenco shows, hosted in Sacromonte's traditional cave houses. Either you'd like to combine the show with dinner or not, the options are endless and you most probably won't be disappointed by what you'll see. We chose Zambra de Maria la Canastera and were really satisfied by both the hospitality and the show.
Just walk around, eat tapas and drink local sangria
Granada is filled with stunning architecture, which combines elements from Renaissance and Moorish design and has a handful of alleyways to get lost in. Apart from the city's Centro, we truly enjoyed the area around Darro River and didn't lose the chance to sip a glass of sangria (or two) at one of the riverside cafés.