Granada Free Stuff
So you want to know what to do in Granada.
Well the answer is that there is so much stuff to do and see in Granada, it is a city full of attractions.
Below you can find our compilation of free things to do in Granada, or go to even more free stuff to do in Granada, Spain!
Watching the sunset over the Alhambra from the Mirador San Nicolas: So most people would probably agree that one of the best things about Granada is the Alhambra. Head up to the mirador as the sun is beginning to go down on another beautiful autumn day and you are in for a special treat. For a better feel of the mirador check out Derek Dohren’s description.
Free Cross Training / Step Master. Why not save yourself expensive gym fees by simply discovering everything Granada has to offer by foot. While looking at a map, the city definitely looks very manageable for the pedestrian, but start criss-crossing the Albaycin, Cartuja and Sacromonte neighbourhoods, add in the 30 degree heat of a nice September afternoon and nothing else is required to work off last night’s indulgence.
Tapas!!! Ok so not wholly free as you do have to pay for a beer/wine /refresco but definitely free in the sense that you won’t find this type of quality or quantity in any other city around Spain or the rest of the world for that matter. Why pay for dinner when you can go out and get you fill on delicious free tapas.
Date a foreigner. Well we would a agree that most new relationships and dating should theoretically free, here at Insider we have learnt that dating someone with a different mother tongue can provide even more value for the freeness of the dating process. The amount that you can usually discuss over a coffee with one of your own can be drawn out to a good 3 or even 5 dates with a foreign lovely.
Graffiti Trail – great way to explore the city: the democratic art: for the people, of the people, by the people. The city is the canvass, while there is much to be seen throughout the city. Definitely worth the excursion is stroll up through the realejo, starting from calle molinos heading away from the city one can see some of the finest works from the internationally recognised “El nino de las pinturas”
Read and exlcusive interview by Granada Insider with El Nino here: Interveiw with el nino de las Pinturas
Intercambios: Free language exchanges. A good intercambio is an ideal way to improve your conversational Spanish and gain confidence in a relaxed environment. Remember that this is an intercambio of languages and not of telephone numbers. Our recommended group intercambios can be found at Totes & Amigos Tues, Wed and Thurs from 8pm onwards and Casa Lopez Correa every Thursday from 9pm.
Free Flamenco – Flamenco in the caves of Sacromonte can be hit and miss. For a guaranteed show, drinks and food you can go with one of the organised tours. However if you are of the inclination to discover something for yourself, just head up past the Paseo de los Tristes and on up the carretera de Sacromonte (includes free stuff no.2) follow your ears and you might just stumble upon a traditional free flamenco Zambras in one of the authentic Sacromonte cave bars.
People watching. Yes this of course is a common free pastime anywhere in the world; however we feel that Granada is particularly well suited. Maybe due to the large numbers of eager students and the wonderful fresh mountain water one can observe a seemingly endless supply of the renowned Andalusian guapos y guapas. Locals, of all ages, tend to pursue this pastime from 7-9pm most evenings by the “fuente de las batallas” but one must arrive early as the free seating is limited and tends to fill quickly.
Free drinking water. There are a number of small wells or fountains around that are ideal for refreshing yourself from the heat of the southern Spanish sun. While bathing is also available in some of the larger municipal fountains. However be warned: to fit in with local customs it is better to take your bath after a victorious football game or sporting occasion, when bathing at other times it may lead to pointing and laughing and a free introduction to the policia local.
Granada Insider: Granada’s number one English language magazine is the best free thing that one can find (or even imagine) here in the home of the Alhambra. Are we allowed this type of bias reporting (ed?)
Remember that we are bringing all these marvels of free information to you, so that you can save your Euros to spend wisely in our very generous advertisers found throughout the magazine, without whom this publication would no longer be free. Don’t hesitate to give Granada Insider a mention when visiting such fine establishments.