2 Days in Granada: Travel advice from a Grenadian

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There is a lot to do and plenty to admire in Granada, but having the advice of our Grenadian friend, Guille, proved advantageous in finding some of the city’s hidden treasures.

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Granada’s beauty is unconventional for its Moorish architectural heritage. This city became the last capital of Al-Andalus when Spain was ruled by the Arabs. You can still find tea shops all over the historic center, and Arabic food is as good as in Morocco.

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For us, 2 days is enough time to see all there is to see without getting too stressed out. One day would definitely not be enough, and if you are the kind who likes seeing every shop and every street, maybe allow yourself 3 days here.

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According to our experience, we recommend the following itinerary:

2-Day itinerary in Granada, Spain

Day 1

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Let your explorer spirit guide you in discovering Albaycin. Enjoy the typically Andalusian sights of this narrow street, white-walled neighborhood.

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Choose your own way to the Mirador of San Nicolás, where you can enjoy an astonishing view of the Alhambra and one or two street flamenco artists if you are lucky.

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There are plenty of tapas bars around this area. In Andalucia, it is typical to serve a complimentary tapa with each drink so feel free to order 2 or 3 rounds for a free Spanish lunch! Each bar has a different set of tapas that they serve randomly so you never know what’s next.

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After lunch, we had a cup of tea at Calle Caldería Nueva, which you must visit.

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Finally, say good-bye to Albaycin by walking down Calle Carrera del Darro from the Paseo de los Tristes (or Walk of Sad People).

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Day 2

In the morning, walk around both the Cathedral and the Basilica of San Juan de Dios. Do a few of tapa-breaks as you wish, and rest for a looong walk at the Alhambra in the second half of the day.

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Plan for at least 3 hours at the Alhambra, the most visited attraction is Spain and my world-favourite so far. The visit has three parts: Generalife, Palacios Nazaries and Alcazaba. The beauty of this monument is mesmerizing.

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**Now, read our new post about The Alhambra!**

Guille, thank you so much for having us in Granada – we are in love with the place!

What I Wore

Pair of earrings : Peora

Lace dress : Wish

Bag : Charles & Kieth

Wide legs pants  : Stradivarius

Pair of Shoes : Charles & Kieth

Pair of sunglasses : River Island

Watch : Michael Kors

UNTIL NEXT TIME

XOXO

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. What a stunning area! I love your sunnies btw!

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    1. Hahaha thank you 😊
      I’m glad you liked the place and sunnies, You must visit Granada 🌸

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  2. Jan says:

    Thank you for the wonderful tour and photos. I especially loved the photo of you leaning in to smell the pink flowers. jan

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    1. You’re welcome honey!
      I love your comments, it makes me feel my hard work paid off 😍
      Thank you for your kind words 😘
      Xx

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  3. Celia says:

    Thank you so much for this! I’m going to Granada next month and have planned to be there for 2 days, so will definitely be borrowing your itinerary! x

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    1. Hi Celia,

      You will love it! ❤️

      Don’t forget to book your visit to the Alhambra in advance – it gets fully booked. I will publish a new blog post about it next week 🌞

      Also, I have 15€ discount code for hotel bookings. If you want it I’m happy to share it with you (or with anyone else readying this – it can be used multiple times)

      Cheers!

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      1. Celia says:

        That would be amazing if I could use the discount code. Thanks so much!
        Also, just a quick question – would you recommend doing a guided tour of the Alhambra?

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      2. Hi Celia,

        You can book through this link for a 15€ discount. https://www.booking.com/s/s0migu32
        After you stay, we’ll both get 15€ back to our accounts 🙂 you will get 15 and I will get 15.

        We didn’t take a guided tour in the Alhambra but my boyfriend researched online and watched some documentaries beforehand. They also have headphones that you can rent and listen to explanations at your own pace.
        The Alhambra is massive and I think you will like wandering around as you wish, without being chained to a tour group; however, the Palacios Nazaries within the Alhambra might be more enjoyable with proper explanations.

        Hope that helps, let me know if I can assist you further!

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      3. Celia says:

        Thanks so much for the advice! I might just get the ticket only in that case, and download an audio guide or something before going. Thanks also for the code. Will use it in Granada! 🙂

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  4. The weather must have been very warm there, yet you look cool and refreshed in every photo. 🙂

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    1. Yes, weather was wonderful there and thank you, I’m glad you liked my look 😊

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  5. SNEHA Parekh says:

    Lovely place to visit… I loved you outfit.. its very stylish.. you look beautiful as always!!!!

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    1. Thank you 😊 so much Parekh
      Xx

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