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Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain
Well not exactly, but pretty darn close. Paradors are government-run hotels in Spain, many located within historic buildings like monasteries and castles. The Granada Parador is the old monastery of the Alhambra Palace and is located within the...
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Calle Nápoles, s/n, 18100 Armilla, Granada, Spain
If you walk above the Alhambra, through the multitudes of parking lots, you will reach the old Granada Cemetery. I stumbled on this by accident and spent an hour wandering this massive space. This is the largest Cemetery I have seen and I was...
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Calle Panaderos, 32, 18010 Granada, Spain
There are plenty of flamenco places in Granada, from the 35 euro tourist cave to the 6 euro wine cellar. My love for flamenco has drawn me to each one. I think the best deal especially if you are only in Granada for a week or a weekend is to...
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Calle Gran Vía de Colón, 5, 18001 Granada, Spain
Granada's Cathedral of the Incarnation is a lovely must. The cost for entrance is 4 euros, and the structure is striking from within. It was meant to be the royal mausoleum (before Phillip II of Spain decided that the El Escorial, outside of ...
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Plaza de la Trinidad, Granada, Spain
Granada is one of the few cities in Spain that you can expect to get a free tapa with your drink. When I lived in Seville I never thought twice about picking the most appetizing tapa and paying for the little delicious dish. However in Granada I...
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Granada, Spain
Crispy stacks of churros and a cafe con leche in the Spanish morning sun. Welcome to Granada.
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Carrera del Darro, 13, 18010 Granada, Spain
There are many places to view Flamenco in Granada. There are large shows in Sacramonte that cost 25-35 Euros and have a flare for showing the dramatics and storytelling of the dance, and there are shows that have no dance and play in dark...
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Plaza de San Nicolás, 3, 18010 Granada, Spain
Walking around Granada isn't like walking around most major cities. In most cities you can't catch glimpses of massive snow-covered mountains or an ancient Moorish and Spanish fort (the Alhambra), part legendary summer palace, part stronghold. In...
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Albaicín, Granada, Spain
No trip to Granada is complete without wandering the narrow streets of the Albaicin neighborhood. The courtyards, baths, parks, churches and views of the Alhambra are a collective and colorful open air museum of patterns. This part of town feels...
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Calle Alhamar, Granada, Spain
While I love the spontaneous joys of new discoveries while traveling, there is also a simple joy in finding some regular aspect of routine to mark your day and settle in to a temporary home. For me during my time in Granada that often became the...
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29400 Ronda, Málaga, Spain
Andalucia has recently stolen my heart, while working in Spain for Backroads and this town in the province of Malaga is a gem. Our staff hub is based in the town of Ronda and the old, historical parts of town and the breathtaking views you'll find...
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Generalife, Granada, Spain
Built to serve as a summer palace for the Muslim emirs in the 13th and 14th centuries, the gardens here are a retreat from worldly worries. Water trickles at each turn, the architecture is unobtrusive, but artfully designed for sound and natural...
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Calle Primavera, 23, 18008 Granada, Spain
You may know Granada for the spectacular Alhambra palace, but chances are you didn’t know about the Granada province LAW that every bar, cafe or restaurant is required to give customers a FREE Tapa with purchase of beverage. This is The Best part...
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Camino Nuevo de San Nicolás, 28, 18010 Granada, Spain
Arguably the best view in Granada (even better than the one from the Alhambra) is from the Plaza de San Nicolas. Here you get a full, stunning image of the Alhambra that can't be beat. There's also usually a diverse crowd of tourists and locals...
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Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain
A visit to Granada, Spain isn't complete without a stop at the Alhambra. The Moorish architecture, robust gardens, and stunning views of Granada combine to make a truly memorable experience. Start your day with a tour of the Generalife Gardens....
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Calle Dr. Oloriz, 25, 18012 Granada, Spain
I realize that bullfighting is a sport that people are passionate about loving or hating (for both equally obvious reasons) and I wanted to have the experience while I was in Andalucia, so that I could make my own decision about how I felt. I'd...
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Granada, Spain
You can't visit Granada without seeing the Alhambra and you can't leaveSpain without first having some churros con chocolate! This fried snack is delicious dipped in a whole cup of decadent chocolate--which is fine, because I'm pretty sure...
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Albaicín, Granada, Spain
The Albaycin was the old Arab district in Granada's beautiful and tangled past. It lays below the Alhambra palace (where this photo was taken). The streets of the Albaycin having survived all the history of this city lay like a small meandering...
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Generalife, Granada, Spain
An old man sitting in the Plaza Larga told me I was spending my thirtieth birthday in the most beautiful city in Spain. I'd always felt a pull to the Alhambra, and after a rental in the south of France fell through, my partner and I decided that...
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Cuesta de Sta. Inés, 6, 18010 Granada, Spain
You never know what you’ll discover while exploring the narrow alleyways of Granada, Spain’s Albaicin district. One afternoon, I stumbled upon this old Moorish fortress, which, if you can squeeze through the locked door, affords one of the best...
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29400 Ronda, Málaga, Spain
When travelling in Andalucía, Ronda makes a perfect day trip or stop over between Sevilla and Granada. The town has it all, stunning views, plenty of history, and fantastic food. Ronda is easy to reach by bus or train and there's plenty of...
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Plaza del Humilladero, Granada, Spain
Jet Lag seems to come in all shapes and sizes, however it cannot completely diminish the excitements of meeting a new destination. On my first morning in Granada with jet lag stifling sleep the city greeted me with a wakening day. The long park...
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One of the best ways to experience of foreign culture is to dine like a local. So when in the Andalucia region of Spain, breakfast like a Spaniard with Café con Leche. In American terms, that's coffee with milk, basically a latte with a higher...
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Granada, Spain
For dinner our final night in Granada, my tired family walked to the plaza near our apartment for dinner. We ordered five drinks, each of which came in a very different and interestingly shaped glass.
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Calle del Carmen, 8, 18816 Castril, Granada, Spain
Wild rosemary and lavender grow beside a maze of whitewashed buildings, and steep cobbled streets, all ending in stunning views of olive groves and mountains. This picturesque village in Southern Spain is definitely hidden away but worth the...
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Plaza Arquitecto García de Paredes, 1, 18009 Granada, Spain
We knew we couldn't leave Spain without first indulging in some churros con chocolate and we found that they make a perfect post-Alhambra snack. Here, everyone races for the first bites.
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Albaicín, Granada, Spain
Visiting Granada? Forget the Alhambra and its divine proportions. Scope out some more humble digs in the Caves of San Miguel Alto, a rugged area just outside the city that houses over 200 hippies. That's right: they're cave dwellers. If you're...
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Calle San Antón, 6, 18005 Granada, Spain
On a morning in Granada, a couple friends and I decided to wake up early to see what else the city had to offer before heading up to the Alhambra. What better way to start planning your wanderings than with a quick breakfast and much-needed...
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Granada, Spain
When walking around Granada, many people have private gardens that they open to the public during certain hours in the day. These gardens are known as Carmens and may be hidden by an old, wooden door but step inside and be amazed at how beautiful...
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Barranco de los Negros, s/n, 18010 Granada, Spain
In the caves of Sacromonte, on the hill above the Albaicín in Granada, you can see some of the best authentic Flamenco in Spain. However given the bad sangria that they gave us and the number of other tourists crammed in the room I was prepared to...
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Plaza Constitucion, 1, 18120 Alhama de Granada, Granada, Spain
El Tigre is a bar in the small town of Alhama de Granada, about an hour away from Granada in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. I spent ten days there in June on a writing workshop. I soon began to take my morning cortado (short coffee) there...
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Calle Acera del Darro, 18005 Granada, Spain
I planned my trip to Granada after spending a Christmas at home. While I was expecting winter in the mountain city, Three Kings day was a delightful surprise. Christmas may have passed in California but here in Spain the excitement was building....
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Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain
After finishing the walk through the palace, you emerge in a little garden area where you can find some shade while you decide whether you want to head off to the Generalife or visit the alcazaba next. Either way, it's a great place to find some...