When people speak of touring Granada, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the Alhambra.
This isn’t surprising, seeing as the Alhambra is Spain’s number one tourist attraction. Millions of people flock to the city each year to revel in the beauty of the centuries old palaces and grounds. However, once your visit to the Alhambra is complete, what else is there to do in Granada?
The answer is… a lot.
Here are Three Thing’s (other then the Alhambra) to see/ do in Granada:
This community is known for its Cave-houses, some of which date back to the 16th century. The neighbourhood offers tons of restaurants and bars, as well as flamenco shows and the Sacromonte Cave Museum. It also offers amazing views of the Alhambra, the city, and countryside of Granada. Take an afternoon to get lost in the neighbourhood, or learn about the rich history of the Roma community through a guided tour. Pancho tours offers a “free” tour of Sacromonte on certain days that you should check out.
This is a long and narrow street that is stuffed with tapas bars and buzzing with life. We stumbled upon it late on a Saturday night, and vowed to go back to experience it in the light of day. We assumed it would be a slower pace on Sunday afternoon, but it was packed! Calle Navas is the best place to go for “free” tapas. Head up to a bar, or take your chance at getting served at a table and order a beer or a glass of wine and food will accompany it. You can literally eat all day long this way without paying for food. Historically, this was made law so people would not have to worry about drinking on an empty stomach.
Everyone knows I love a “free” walking tour. We have taken one in almost every city we have visited and Granada was no different. We used Pancho Tours yet again because we know they put on a good tour. It was a great way to get acclimated with the city, and our guide was great (I’d give him a shout out but I completely forget his name). We were taken throughout the streets, treated to see not one but two Arab bathes and ended the tour on a hillside with amazing views of the Alhambra. Highly recommended!
If you want more information about what to do in Granada check out the official Granada tourism website here: Granadatur.com
Also, read my guide to the Alhambra here.
Have you been to Granada? What was your favourite sight… other then the Alhambra?