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Discover the hidden treasures of Granada

A cultural city that is bursting with history, you won’t be disappointed by the sights of Granada. As the gateway to the Sierra Nevada region, it also offers a host of year-round activities – with a long-running ski season.

You’ll be delighted by the variety of things to do in Granada. The city presents a colourful history and an exciting culture, which is infused by Spanish, African and Portuguese influences. Take in the sights, smells and sounds of Granada’s foodie scene – grab seafood to go, sample tantalising tapas or embrace the chilled out vibe of a local teteria. Hire a car and see the transition as you drive from Granada to Malaga, which has retained its traditional Spanish persona.

Historical place.

Discover Granada’s history and culture

Start your historic tour of Granada at The Alhambra – a palace and fortress that overlooks the city. Make sure you book your Alhambra sightseeing tour before you go to avoid disappointment. Visit Generalife, a summer palace and royal estate. Admire the Renaissance style architecture of the Monastery of Saint Jerome and Granada cathedral. Then embrace Granada’s cultural heritage, with a traditional flamenco performance at Casa del Arte Flamenco.

Food.

Embrace the diverse foodie scene

Sample a wide variety of seafood, as Granada’s chefs transform fresh daily catch into taste bud tingling dishes. The city is also known for its fondness of fried food, with freidurias, small neighbourhood cafes, serving seafood-to-go in a paper cone. Try outstanding cheese and sausages from the Alpujarra region or tuck into regional specialities such as gazpacho. Visit bustling tapas bars in the hip student area or embrace the non-Spanish influence at a tea room or kebab house.

Nightlife.

Enjoy an unforgettable night out

The bars of Granada are well known for their free tapas – order a drink and you’ll be presented with tasty Spanish nibbles. Spend an evening enjoying the sultry art of flamenco dancing – enjoy dinner and a show at Tablao Flamenco Albayzin. Bar-hop along bustling Pedro Antonio de Alarcon – a student friendly stretch that is lined with hip hangouts. Or visit the Moroccan inspired teterias along Calle calderia Nueva - the street of the tea rooms – for quiet drinks.

Man riding bicycle.

Explore the Sierra Nevada region

The Sierra Nevada region is a popular retreat for winter sports. As one of Europe’s highest resorts, it enjoys a long season and is very snowsure. With majestic peaks and a variety of runs that range from beginner to advanced, you won’t be disappointed. This area also has year-round appeal, boasting plenty of trekking and biking opportunities outside of the snow season.

Sightseeing tours in Granada

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