Granada is the bohemian charming city of Andalusia
"There is nothing worse in life than being blind in Granada," said Mexican poet Francisco Icaza. Built at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Grenada seems to have been blessed by a god for its natural beauty. As in the wider region of southern Spain in Grenada, one can see the mixing of two cultures, with the Arab element being strong from the time of the Nasrid dynasty. With the Arab (Arabaicin), Jewish (Realejo) and Gypsy Quarter (Sacromonte) adorned with all sorts of colorful contrasts, the city captivates with its distinctive architecture and with its multi-collectible authenticity. Alhambra, the castle of the Moorish conquerors who had their capital here, is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Arab Quarter) is located directly opposite and is the most picturesque part of Granada, serving tea (teteria), bars and restaurants.
Nevada Cathedral (Cathedral of the Incarnation) is one of the most important buildings in the city, built in the 16th century and combines Renaissance style and Baroque architecture. The Sacromonte (Holy Mountain) is the gypsy neighborhood with its cave houses and the birthplace of flamenco in Granada. These are the gitanos dance shows with castanets and guitars, known as zambra. The bohemian neighborhood of Realejo (Jewish Quarter) 'is a must with its cobbled streets, beautiful houses, graffiti and the cream of the local alternatives it collects.' and remains unique, unruly and unsurpassed. Leaving it, the best epilogue is the words of Alexandros Dumas "There is only one joy for anyone who visits Granada, to return to it".
Enjoy a variety of tastes in Granada
Granada is a gastronomic paradise especially for lovers of oriental dishes. It combines Moroccan, Lebanese, and Mexican cuisine. And of course the traditional Spanish appetizer tapas dominates. In Granada, the climate of "bon viveur" prevails, that is, of having a good time, since tapas are part of the daily life of the inhabitants of Andalusia, where they come from. From 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and from 9 a.m. Until midnight, you can head to a bar in Granada, order a beer or a glass of wine and enjoy free tapas of your choice.
The best season to visit Granada
The best time to visit Granada is in spring and autumn when the temperature is suitable with warm sunny days. However, you can visit it in winter, if you are a fan of skiing and in summer when the temperatures are very high.
How to move around Granada
Transfer from/to Granada
Granada Airport (GRX) is 18 km from the city. You will find two available ways to get from Granada Airport to the city center, by taxi and bus. Both shuttles are located just outside the airport arrivals terminal. Granada Airport Taxi is the most convenient option for your transfer to the city mainly due to the schedule and the duration of the bus routes. The duration of the taxi ride is about 20 minutes while the corresponding bus trip costs significantly cheaper but it takes about 45 minutes to reach the heart of the city.
Moving to Granada is a simple affair as you can easily use the bus, bike or get to know it on foot. The distances are relatively short and everything is easily accessible. The best thing to do is to rent a bike and with a map in your pocket to explore its sights, which never end.