Join us as we visit Granada, Spain in this travel guide covering the best things to do in Granada including local foods worth sampling and top attractions such as the Alhambra. Granada ended up being one of our favorite cities we visited in Europe on this trip so come find out why! Let’s explore Granada, Andalucia together!
10 Things to do in Granada City Tour | Spain Travel Guide:
Intro – 00:01
1) Granada Cathedral (Catedral de Granada) – 01:02
2) Moroccan Street Souk / Alcaicería Grand Bazaar (Calle Calderería Nueva) for shopping in Granada – 01:55
3) Albayzín Neighbourhood – 03:34
4) Mirador de San Nicolas (Alhambra Lookout Point) – 04:12
5) Moroccan Teahouse / Teterias Arab Tea Room – 05:02
6) Moroccan Restaurants – 06:12
7) Alhambra (الْحَمْرَاء) p- 06:45
8) Spanish Breakfast at Café Via Colón for churros + tortilla – 07:53
9) Carrera del Darro (Riverside Lane) – 09:46
10) Flamenco Show – 10:16
City at Night + Outro – 11:23
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Our visit Granada travel guide documentary covers some of the top attractions including a food guide to local Moroccan cuisine and Spanish food, top sightseeing tourist attractions and the city by day including visiting cathedrals, tea houses, the old town, quirky neighborhoods, Alhambra and museums in Granada, Andalucia. We also cover off-the-beaten-path outdoor activities you won’t find in a typical Granada tourism brochure, Granada itinerary or Granada, Spain city tour also known as Granada España.
10 Things to do in Granada, Spain Travel Guide Video Transcript:
Wrapping up our travels in Spain, our last city to visit was Granada. Set in Andalusia at the foot of the snow capped Sierra Nevada, this is a place where Moorish influence is palpable. From hilltop fortresses to Moroccan markets, and tranquil gardens to quaint teahouses, in this travel guide we’re going to show you some of the things you can do in Granada:
This Cathedral was as grand as you’d expect. The stark white interiors were a bit of a contrast to the ornate churches we had seen in other cities, but that just made your eyes travel towards a glowing, golden altar.
The Moroccan souk turned out to be one of our favourite spots in the city. The street was packed with tiny shops standing shoulder to shoulder, all filled with leather handbags, glass lamps, wool slippers, colourful scarves and pashminas and souvenirs.
We continued our way up the hill into Albayzín. This is one of the oldest centres of Muslim culture in Granada. The neighbourhood is a maze of narrow cobbled streets, white-houses with tiled roofs, and small courtyards sprinkled in between.
We made time to stop at one of the teterías, or teahouses. This was the perfect place to rest on a cold winter day and enjoy some afternoon treats.
You can find numerous Moroccan restaurants in this part of the city for food. One place we ate at on more than once occasion was Al-Faguara. They offered set menus for lunch featuring hummus, falafel, couscous, tajine, and of course, lots of baklava.
Let’s take a moment to talk about Granada’s main tourist attraction: the Alhambra!
The Alhambra is a massive complex of palaces, gardens and fortresses that once formed the citadel of the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada, which was the last Muslim dynasty to rule along the Iberian Peninsula from the years 1230 to 1492.
This is the one attraction you can’t miss when you visit Granada, and you’ll want to book your tickets well in advance as they can sell out during high season.
We spent half a day touring the grounds during which time we visited the Nasrid Palaces, the Palace of Charles the Fifth, the Alcazaba, and the Generalife.
We decided to find a cafe where we could indulge in a delicious Spanish breakfast.
Another spot we explored in Granada is Carrerra del Darro, a small lane that runs along the Darro River at the base of the Alhambra. This street is lined with arched-stone bridges and historic buildings.
We’ll leave you with a few scenes of Granada at night and one last glimpse of the Alhambra lit up against the evening sky.
We hope you enjoyed this video and that you got ideas of things do in Granada on your own visit.
This is part of our Travel in Spain video series showcasing Spanish food, Spanish culture and Spanish cuisine.
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