Top 21 Things To Do in Granada

  1. Visit the Alhambra

    You can check out the GI guide on what to do at the Alhambra, how to get there and where to buy tickets here: Quick guide to the Alhambra

  2. Watch Flamenco in the Caves

    We have two must read articles on Flamenco in Granada. Firstly check out our general insight into Andalus style Flamenco or alternatively in our life stories / interesting Granada section you can check out our “Sacromonte Story”

  3. Enjoy Tapas on Calle Elvira

    So many to choose from, you could probably quite easily spend a month just moving from one tapa bar to the next to discover which one is your favourite Tapa in Granadda.

  4. Enjoy a Gin and Tonic on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

    Choose your location where you are going to sit and enjoy the afternoon. Our first choice would usually be around the calle Navas / Ganivet area, but also incredibly laid back and enjoyable lazy Sunday afternoons can be found in the Realejo, or alternatively down by Plaza d Bib-Rambla / Plaza de la Romanilla (usually a little more touristy.)

  5. Watch Sport in an Irish Pub with the other “Guiris”

    We are all in Granada and Spain to soak up all the best of the local culture, but sometimes it is nice to have a legitimate reason to escape the sunshine and Canas and find yourself in a nice dark corner of a snug Irish Pub, chatting with some new English speaking friends, about the Sport that it on TV. Particularly over the upcoming EURO 2016, the majority of noon-Spanish football watchers will all be using one of the Irish Pubs as their base for the games. You can find Paddy’s pub on Calle Santa Escolastica in the Realejo or Hannigans just off the Gran Via on calle Cetti Meriem.

  6. Get your dance moves on at Granada Diez

    Grasnada Diez is famous throught the Erasmus world and global student community for their students night on a Wednesday aka Ladies Night @G10. However it will be banging out the tunes and filled to the rafters with the young and beautiful from Thursday through to Sunday night as well. If you arrive before midnight you will be sure to be the first people to arrive. Party doesn’t usually kick off till about 2am each night with closing time not until well after the sun has come up. Dress to impress. You can check what to do a night in Granada here: Granada Nightlife

  7. Get your fill of Fried fish Tapas at Las Diamantes

    Get in early as the best tapas famously run out early. This typically andalusian style tapas and most importantly always enjoyed by the real Granino residents, anything but a tourist trap. It is loud, it is bright, you will need to shout your orders and most of the fish will come battered, but there is no better spot to start off the evening and get into the Granada Groove.

  8. Enjoy the sunset at the Mirador de San Nicolas

    There really is no better place to take in the splendour of the Alhambra than looking at from the Mirador de San Nicolas. In the evening time as the sun goes down there is sure to be some local musicians playing some flamenco or other favourite melodies and it is the perfvect spot to bring with you a little picnic, a bottle of wine or even a couple of beers. This plaza and viewing spot also provides incredible views over the entire city and across the vega and into the dark mountains of the Sierra Nevada. Read Derek’s account: Life at the Mirador

  9. Take a leisurly stroll through the Albaicin

    Famed as the Moorish quarter, a walk through the Albaicin really is like taking a step backwards in time. From the Teteria (tea shops) to the narrow and winding steps, everything about the neighbourhood is like a memory of times gone past. If you are lucky enough you might also get to glimpse inside the gates of one of the local Carmens (the large houses in the area built around magnificent courtyards.)

  10. Find out a little more about Mariana Pineda

    One of the most emblematic figures in Spanish history was Mariana Pineda, who fought for the liberal movement of the 19th century and whose death has turned her into a legend. “The memory of my suffering will do more for our cause for liberty than all the flags in the world.”  Read more here: Heroine of Liberty

  11. Relax mind and body in an Arabic Bath

  12. Check out the central Cathedral

  13. Check out the processions during Semana Santa

  14. Enjoy a night out the Feria de Corpus Christi

  15. Take a cycle up through the Sierra Nevada

  16. Enjoy a day of skiing or snowboarding in the Sierra

  17. Make a day trip to the white villages of the Alpujarras

  18. Make a beach trip to Almunecar or Salobrena

  19. Plan a trip to visit a Vineyard

  20. Take an afternoon to lunch in Monachil

  21. After completing all of the above, it is time to take a well deserved Siesta.

Author: Mark

Mark spent a number of years living in Spain and more recently in London he is now back in his home town of Dublin, where he is a website designer and blogger amongst a number of other professional and social interests. He runs his own website design agency and digital consultancy - Digial Chief, drop him a line mark@digitalchief.ie or check out the site: Digital Chief

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