Alhambra Day Trip



Description:

If you’re making a trip to Granada to see the Alhambra, you might as well stay the day and check out the rest of what Granada has to offer. A visit to Granada isn’t complete without a visit to the Albaicín, the old Moorish quarter with cobblestone streets and a wealth of ancient architecture. You’ll have a lunch in a very traditional restaurant that serves typical granadino and Andalusian food, tapas with a glass of Spanish wine in the evening, and for dinner, some of the best Moroccan food this side of the Mediterranean. If you’re not in a hurry to leave, check out the schedule of live music and flamenco performances at Le Chien Andalou.

Author: Amy Gurka


Day 1 - Granada


Get an early breakfast at Churrería Alhambra for churros (fried doughnuts), a popular breakfast treat that you can order plain or with chocolate or sugar. Make sure you arrive on time at the Alhambra for the morning tour that starts at 8:30am. You’ll want to purchase your ticket far in advance, and make sure it includes the garden visit so that you can see Generalife. When your tour is done at 2pm, hurry over to Albahaca for lunch. This small restaurant is popular with the locals, so you might have to wait for a table. It’s worth the wait—Albahaca may be quaint, but the food is excellent, and it’ll fill you up before you head out to the Albaicín. There are a number of shops at the foot of the Albaicín that sell leather goods from Morocco and other items that make for great souvenirs. Take your time strolling through this old Moorish district, and pay attention to the ancient architecture. When you feel you’ve explored enough, make your way up to the Mirador de San Nicolas, which faces the Alhambra and overlooks the city. This is a great place to snap some photos and sit down to relax. If you’re hungry, grab some tapas at Restaurante San Nicolas, an elegant restaurant near the Mirador. From the third floor terrace, you can enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sun set over the Alhambra. The tapas are tasty, but don’t fill up too much, you need to save room for dinner later on at Arrayanes, which serves some of the best Moroccan food in Granada. If you have time, go over to Le Chien Andalou for after dinner drinks—they have live entertainment every night of the week, including live music and flamenco performances.


1

Churrería Alhambra

Location:

12 Plaza Pescadería
18001 Granada, Spain


2

Alhambra

Location:

Calle de Real de Alhambra
18009 Granada, Spain

Contact:

tel: +34 958 027 971


3

Generalife (El)

Location:

Calle de Real de Alhambra
18009 Granada, Spain

Contact:

tel: +34 958 027 971


4

Albahaca

Location:

Calle Varela 17
18009 Granada, Spain

Contact:

tel: +34 958 22 49 23


5

Albayzín (El)

Location:

Albayzín
18009 Granada, Spain

Contact:

tel: +34 958 247 146


6

Mirador de San Nicolas

Location:

Espaldas
18009 Granada, Spain

Contact:

tel: +34 958 24 71 46
fax: +34 958 24 71 29


7

Restaurante San Nicolas

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Location:

Calle San Nicolas 3
18010 Granada, Spain

Contact:

tel: (+34) 958 27 28 42, (+34) 958 80 42 62


8

Arrayanes

Location:

4 Cuesta Marañas
18010 Granada, Spain

Contact:

tel: +34 958 228 401
fax: +34 958 215 109


9

Le Chien Andalou

Location:

Carrera del Darro 7
Granada, Spain


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