The Ultimate Travel Guide to Granada

Welcome to Granada, one of the most fascinating cities in Andalucia. Granada is and has been for the first time I visited it, one of my favourite cities in Andalucia. It is a place that combines its rich heritage dating back to the Moorish occupation of Spain with the vibrance of being a university city. Most people come to Granada to visit the Alhambra, the Unesco World Heritage site which is the number one landmark visited in Spain. But Granada is so much more than just the Alhambra!

Granada is famous for its lively flamenco scene, the winding narrow alleys of Albaycin neighbourhood, the picturesque backdrop of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains, and the free tapas offered with every drink at every restaurant.

In this ultimate travel guide to Granada we will explore the city and its region, from the top of the mountains to the golden beaches of the Alboran Sea. Get ready to discover all the secrets Granada has to offer!

Granada Itineraries:

These are my complete travel guides for Granada, which will help you explore every corner of this gorgeous city. These Granada itineraries have been designed to make the most of your time in the city, whether you are here for a quick day trip or a longer holiday. There are plenty of things to do in Granada, so I’ve gathered the best of them in these itineraries, adding recommendations on how to best visit to maximise your time in the city, where to eat based on my favourite restaurants, as well as how to spend your evenings.

Get ready to discover Granada!

The Best Things to Do in Granada:

If you are wondering what are the best things to do in Granada, this is where you will find them. From exploring the magnificent Alhambra and its Generalife to getting lost on the streets of charming Albayzin, from enjoying free tapas with your inexpensive drink to relaxing at the hammam, there is something for everyone in Granada.

Discover the best things to do in Granada with my guides on this gorgeous city!

Granada Food Guides

Granada is know for is tapas culture, where you will always get a free snack alongside your drink. Granada is not just a beautiful city but also a great place to try delicious dishes that reflect the city’s rich history. Many of the typical dishes in Granada have their roots in the Moorish times.

Join me on a culinary journey through the streets of Granada, to discover the mouth-watering flavours the city has to offer.

The Best Beach Towns Near Granada:

You may be surprised to learn that Granada has a gorgeous coast which you can reach in less than one hour. I was always fascinated by the fact that you can ski in the morning in the Sierra Nevada, and sunbathe in the afternoon, on one of the beaches of Costa tropical. The beach towns of Granada are not just resorts but wonderful historical places as well, with castles and Moorish towers.

Transport In and Around Granada

Whether you’re traveling from the airport to your hotel, exploring the city’s top sights, or venturing out to the surrounding areas, there are plenty of transport options available to make your journey in and around Granada smooth and hassle-free.

Day Trips From Granada

Whilst Granada is a great destination to explore for several days, there are also many wonderful places worth going to, around the city. From picturesque white villages to the mighty peaks of Sierra Nevada, the region around Granada has plenty of great places waiting for the discovered. Below I am highlighting the places which make some of the best day trips from Granada, complete with insider tips on how to get there, where to park, what to see and where the eat.

These day trips from Granada are no longer than two hours away from the city.

Hiking in Granada

These are my guides on hiking near Granada, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The city is privileges to be located at the foothills of the highest mountains in continental Spain, with plenty of trails offering all grades of difficulty.

It doesn’t matter if you are a professional hiker or just want to enjoy a day out in nature, there is something for everyone. In these guides I will also tell you how to prepare and if the trails are ok or not to attempt in summer (when it gets really hot).