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Granada travel guide

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You're Going to Love Granada

The "city of a thousand castles", Granada is also the most visited destination in the Spanish region of Andalucía. Nestled between the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range and the Mediterranean coast, it's the ideal spot for a summer vacation.

Explore fabulous historic landmarks like the Alhambra and the Granada Cathedral, discover regional artists in the city's many galleries, or shop and linger over tapas in Puerta Real.

Granada is a great base for snow lovers as well as sunseekers and it's one of the few places in the world where it's possible to ski in the Sierras in the morning and soak up the sun on the nearby beaches of La Herradura or Cabo de Gata in the afternoon. It's a colorful mix of ancient and modern, and the romantic Moorish architecture is a dazzling contrast to its vibrant nightlife and entertainment scene.

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It can be incredibly busy in Granada during the peak summer season from May to September, and attractions like the Alhambra see up to 6,000 visitors per day. Choose low season months like April or October when the most famous monuments are still open but less crowded.

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How to Get to Granada

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Where to Stay in Granada

Granada has a high student population so you'll find lots of hostels and cheaper accommodation. However, the city is also known for its luxurious hotels and upscale boutique-style establishments. Try Parador de Granada, Hospice Palacio de Patos, Eurostars Washington Irving or NH Collection Victoria. Good mid-range hotels such as Hotel Ibis Granada and Hotel Andalucía Center are ideal for family vacations.

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Shopping Streets

Spanish department store El Corte Inglés is great for clothing, accessories, and electronics. Head to Calle Alhóndiga for top international brands or visit Cuesta de Gomérez near the Alhambra for excellent arts and crafts such as handmade chess sets, pottery, and leather goods. Pick up gifts and souvenirs at the Alcaiceria and remember, most shops, apart from department stores, close each afternoon for siesta.

Groceries and Other

There are several branches of Mercadona in the city and you'll find food and basics at competitive prices. Other popular stores include Carrefour Markets and Supermercados Príncipe, or try the El Corte Inglés food hall for international food brands. Expect to pay EUR0.95 for a quart of milk and EUR2.15 for 12 large eggs.

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$13.49
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$139.11
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Single public transport ticket
$2.02
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Where to Eat in Granada

Local favorite, El Aji in Plaza de San Miguel Bajo is an essential stop for tapas fans and the tiny restaurant serves delicious snacks and meals from breakfast till late. Try Real Asador De Castilla for tapas and meat, fish, or vegetarian main dishes in an elegant setting, or book a table at Pilar Del Toro, and dine on regional Spanish cuisine in an authentic 17th-century Andalusian farmhouse. A basic lunch for two is EUR20 while dinner with wine in a good restaurant starts at EUR50.

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