Granada Essential - What to See in Granada - What to Do in Granada
The new visitor to the city will ask: "What should I see in Granada? What is there to do in Granada?"
We have collected information on the most important monuments and places in Granada, and also some useful tips for your stay.
The Alhambra represents the zenith of Arab art, one of the most visited monuments in the world, and certainly the most visited in Spain.
The Sacromonte caves have been home to gypsies, bohemians and Flemish artists alike for centuries. It is a must to see a flamenco show.
The oldest square in Granada. Around the square rise ornate buildings of importance. Nearby is lively Elvira Street famous for its tapas bars.
Displays impressive façades and a stunning interior, with a great altarpiece. In the burial chamber are the tombs of the Catholic Kings.
A Carthusian monastery founded on an ancient Arab carmen that contains a beautiful cloister and a beautiful seventeenth-century Baroque church.
Impressive Arab baths from the eleventh century. They show the level of refinement the Spanish Arabs attained one thousand years ago.
Corral del Carbon is an ancient Arab inn from the fourteenth century which has been beautifully restored, one of the great monuments of Granada.
Daily flamenco shows, some geared towards tourists in decorated caves, whereas other shows take place in authentic simply decorated premises.
A beer, wine, or even a fizzy drink is accompanied by a tapa. Granada is probably the only city in Spain where free tapas are still served.
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Opinions about Granada
They weren't ArabsThey weren't Arabs, but Moors who were in fact African. Africans built Granada. Its in your history books and all over your museums. Moors were black.
Arab rather then Islamic or muslimsWhy is everything described as Arab rather then Islamic or muslims? There weren't only Arabs living in the region at the time, there were a considerable amount of Amazighs or Berber (as some people call them) who lived in the region who had contributed to much of the art and culture as well as the Arabs.
AmazighsI would suggest amazighs as Berber is very easiest term and insulting. I'm Arab and I don't use this term and try to discourage everyone from using it. They are amazighs tribes and lived and conquered Iberian peninsula along with arabs.
In love with Granada and its beauty spotsI am visiting Granada in May but I am already in love with Granada and its beauty spots. I am so excited that I could not hold myself in writing. I willbe visiting from seville. love the alambhra, catedral and albaicin (Anita).