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A City Break In Granada, Spain - Visit the Alhambra Palace
25 July 2018 @ 11:11

The City of Granada is a magical place to visit at any time of the year.

In Summer months (July & August) the city is quieter than the rest of the year as Erasmus Students have headed home and locals are holidaying on the Costa Tropical. 

Visiting the Alhambra Palace is often the main reason for spending a weekend in Granada.

This stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site is a collection of palaces from different centuries. The oldest part is the Alcazaba fortress (10th century) and the most modern the 19th century Charles V Palace. 

There are practically buildings from the last 1000 years in varied architectural styles all on this same site. The Generalife gardens are especially pretty in Summer months. Don´t miss the Water Staitcase. It will refresh you on warmer days.

Getting Tickets to the Alhambra Palace can be very simple or complicated depending on the date you want to visit. You will need the ID number, age and full name of each visitor to purchase tickets.

More details about Getting Alhambra Tickets online HERE

What to See in Granada

As well as the Grand Alhambra Palace, there are many other things to see in the city. The Albaicin quarter is a wonderful part of town to wander, quaint cobbled streets with pretty balconies. Red Geraniums dotted about and views across to the Sierra Nevada mountains.

The Cathderal and Royal Chapel is one of the most popular sites for visitors in the city. With the tomds of Ferdinard and Isabel in the underground crypt and the grand dimensions of the Cathedral it won´t leave you indifferent.

Opposite the Royal Chapel the Madraza shouldnt be overlooked either. This Koranic school was the first university in the city and preserves some beautiful plasterwork and wooden ceilings inside. (Entrance costs 2 euros to go inside) 

Eating in Granada

Discover zero mile produce and what the local eat with the A Taste of Granada tour. Available every day at 11am or 6pm (closed Sundays/holidays) this will give you an insight into the Local produce from Granada province. You will also enjoy some Tapas created exclusively by local Granada chefs. 

More information about this Granada Gastronomic Route HERE

Restaurants in Granada

Many Granada restuarants offer Menu del dia, a set 3 course menu which costs from 10-15 euros

There are also some great places offering Gourmet Hamburgers in the city. Find out more about my Up to date selection on my latest Blogpost

 

I hope that you are enjoying the Spanish Summer, in the South it´s much milder than last year so we can really enjoy the good weather this season.

@piccavey

 



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davyboy57 said:
28 July 2018 @ 10:47

You forget to mention the free tapas you get with every drink you order in nearly every bar. Order small beers not large. You get more tapas when your reorder. The more drinks you order the better the tapas get. We survived for 3 days without ordering a meal.

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