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.
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.
According to our experience, we recommend the following itinerary:
2-Day itinerary in Granada, Spain
Let your explorer spirit guide you in discovering Albaycin. Enjoy the typically Andalusian sights of this narrow street, white-walled neighborhood.
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.
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.
After lunch, we had a cup of tea at Calle Caldería Nueva, which you must visit.
Finally, say good-bye to Albaycin by walking down Calle Carrera del Darro from the Paseo de los Tristes (or Walk of Sad People).
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.
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.
**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