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Granada is easy to walk but the heat and humidity could sometimes make it tiresome. Alternatively, you can explore the city's narrow streets by a horse drawn carriage. It will take you back in time for more than 500 years. The carriages can be found along western, shady side of the Parque Central. Giving a tour has been a tradition since 1868 when the carriages were first introduced in Granada.

The classic tour starts at Parque Central and they take you through the narrow streets, passing churches, restored colonial houses, cemetery and the malecón (waterfront). Tours are sold by the carriage. The carriages are small in size and can accommodate up to five people. Prices might vary but an hour-long ride usually costs about 15 US $.

Please choose only those drivers who seem to be taking good care for their horses. I was very sad to see so many horses suffering from malnutrition and mistreatment. Seeing these poor animals made me wonder if they eat at all in an entire day.

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  • Updated Feb 8, 2011
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