If not and youre planning a trip to Spain this location should be added to your list. Discover the beauty, history, and charm of this city and why its not to be overlooked.
Grand Granada, Spain Ever heard of it?
Granada Tapas Tour
This is bar-hopping taken to the next level. If you are a food lover, THIS IS FOR YOU.
A tapa is a small snack that is served through-out Spain at bars and restaurants. Nothing too new or exciting there. But in the south of Spain all through-out the Andalusia area, they do it a little differently. Tapas are free with a purchase of a beer or a glass of wine! tapasIts tradition! Tapas first started out as a way to cover your drink and keep the flies from falling in. The area must have add a fly problem, so the bartender would put a small plate on your drink to cover it up and it had a small snack on it. It became tradition and they still do it today, but now there are no flies.
Granada is famous for the Tapas Tour. Its a string of bars known for their little delicious snacks. There is even a route to follow that makes Santas list look small. Even the biggest alcoholic cant make it to the end. This tapas tour is a great way to spend the evening socializing, drinking, and eating. That in a nutshell is the Spanish culture.
But wait. theres more!
If you buy a second beer or wine the tapas food quality gets better and/or bigger. The bar wants you to stay longer and buy more drinks. So they entice you with their food. If you order a beer or wine and dont get a tapas, ask the bartender. Sometimes they act like they forgot because you are a foreigner and they think they can get away with it. Just remind em.
AlhambraThis spectacular 14th century Moorish palace is a must see. The intricate architecture is amazingly entrancing.
Its a UNESCO World Heritage Site and today is one of the top tourist sites in Spain. The architect is unknown, which adds to the mystery of the huge palace. Its a photographers paradise, so make sure you dont forget your camera. The palace has beautifully landscaped gardens, large water fountains and ponds, as well as an amazing birds eye view of the city.
Tickets cost around 13 euros, but there are additional parts of the palace where you pay extra if you want to visit them. Make sure you get there early or buy your tickets in advance. They only let a certain number of visitors each day.
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After visiting Alhambra be sure to check out the narrow, cobblestone streets of Albayzin. These small streets are enclosed by tall castle like walls. Its a dark labyrinth that will twist and confuse you as discover new parts of the city. Its fun, but be careful. It can be dangerous for a tourist. Muggings have been reported here, so avoid going alone or at night.
There is an amazing Catholic cathedral located (like most cathedrals in Europe) in the heart of the city. The Gothic and Renaissance architecture is grand. Construction began in 1521 by the architect Diego de Siloe. Its full of dark coves which give it a cave type feel. You sense the history touring the giant church. It costs 2.50 to tour, but its worth the visit.
If you havent considered a stop in Granada, think again. The city is guaranteed to entertain and enchant you.