"And How to fall in love with a city...." Top 5 Page for this destination Granada by Carmela71

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Under reconstruction after my last visit

Granada is a famous city and not only because the Alhambra and all the Moslem style monuments.

A gypsy woman said to a visitor:
"Give something to the poor blind man,
because there?s nothing crueller in life
than to be blind in Granada"...

"Granada, city of Enchantment and Fantasy" were the words of Washington Irving who was captivated by this place.

The best time to come and visit Granada is in September & October or April & may, it is not to hot and not to cold.

If you want to see something typically Spanish you should come to the Cruces, this festival is on the 3rd of May and all the streets are full filled of flowers and outside music and pubs. Everybody enjoying themselves. In every corner there is a cross of flowers and everybody compete to have the best one. Cordoba as well has this party but I do not have photos scanned at the moment.

Enjoy yourself!

Granada has a lot of Baroque Architecture that it is not as famous but is equally beautiful to visit.

Granada is a university town and offers a range of amenities comparable to those of any modern city.

As well you will be able to do skiing in the highest mountain of Spain. Sierra Nevada.

All Photos had been take by me or Stace (Beach_dog)

Granada tiene un encanto especial. La union de las culturas cristianas y arabes no podria haber dado mejor fruto!

Un paseo por las murallas de la alcazaba, por el barrio del Albaicin, una visita a la catedral y a la cartuja, terminando con una vsita a La Alhambra.

La mejor epoca para visitar Granada es en Septiembre y Octubre o en Abril y Mayo, cuando ni el calor ni el frio son extremos.

Pero en particular os aconsejaria Mayo, las cruces de Mayo!, son el 3 de mayo, todo el mundo se echa a las calles, reina la animacion, la musica, huele a jazmin ....

Granada bien merece una visita, pero cuidado se vuelve una adicta, y no se quiere ir!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Love this city .... the mix of cultures ...
  • Cons:very cold in winter and hot in summer
  • In a nutshell:Free tapas with the drink and atmosphere in the streets
  • Last visit to Granada: Feb 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • maritagnes's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    I enjoyed your Granada page so much! I recently returned from a two weeks' stay there, and Granada made an unforgettable mpression on me! I hope to go back!

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2010 at 2:50 PM

    To see the architecture of the palace and follow its history over the ages must be surreal. YOu have done a nice job of showing the sites and the comments very well prepared.

  • DEBBBEDB's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2010 at 6:19 AM

    Your tourist trap photos seem more of an illustration of a walk through the Alhambra. What is the trap?

  • grandmaR's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2009 at 5:14 PM

    I don't understand your tourist trap tips. They don't seem to be traps to me.

  • mavl's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2009 at 4:40 AM

    great tips amiga! was able to book the hotel you recommended and now i'm about to buy alhambra tickets online. muchas gracias usted!

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2009 at 3:41 PM

    Nice page! Off to Granada very soon, so thanks for the tour!

  • Arkeolog's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2009 at 1:35 AM

    Hola Carmen :) I liked your Alhambra page so much. Also your tips are useful. all the best. Bora

  • unaS's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2008 at 11:57 AM

    Does the Alhambra have an audio guide, or should I buy a printed guide in advance? It is too big to remember all of the details!

  • KatrinaEdbrooke's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2008 at 9:48 AM

    Hola Carmela 71 You may want to change the classification for your Alhambra tips as they are currently all listed under tourist traps. Seem a bit unfair on the Alhambra :)

  • IngaA's Profile Photo
    Feb 11, 2008 at 5:22 AM

    Yesterday I watched a TV programme named "The most beautiful castles of Europe', the one dedicated to La Alhambra. *Fingers crossed*, if everything goes as I want, Pyrenees are for spring 2009... tssss


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