Al Hambra Palace is the main...
Al Hambra Palace is the main atrraction. Make sure you get there early - there are always queues and once so many are admitted the doors are shut to more visitors that day. Make sure you leave enough time for the beautiful gardens. The view looking across to the Al Hambra and the palace itself.
Granada by night
We arrived in the Albaycin area where we had read that there was an excellent view of the Alhambra, and it was true. But also we had this fantasic view of the city of Granada itself just after nightfall. Even without the view of the Alhambra the trek up here would have been worth it.
Festival of Crucifixes
Held on 3rd May each year in Granada- this is one of Granadas must sees!
A time of celebration and partying!
As far as I can gather, crucifixes are decorated with flowers in various neighbourhoods, then in the evening celebrations start with horse riders, singing, dancing, music, drinking and eating!
I arrived in Granada about 2000hrs, and as the bus passed by Plaza Nueva I witnessed people of all ages, some dressed in the traditional polka dotted flamenco dresses, or plain coloured silk dresses. I also spotted some men on horseback. By the time my taxi had arrived at my accom (we had to do a detour, due to the festivities) and I'd checked in, got changed and walked back into Granada, I'd missed the main parade. However, I came upon a small square, (Plaza Padre Suarez) where there was a bar, music and dancing, as well as a tableaux- a crucifix decorated with red flowers, an illuminated model of the Alhambra, plus religious figurines, and a table and chairs decorated with typical Andalucian home wear.
Granada in Springtime
Visiting Granada in March was a pretty time with trees in blossoms of pink and white, and spring flowers around the hilltops and gardens.
Id been previously in August which was hot and dry but still of course very pretty and the Las Alpujarras not far from Granada was still beautiful with vegetation still looking lush and colourful.
Great venue, *** music
Beautiful little club carved out of a cave with fairly low ceilings and exposed white plaster all over the place. The music was kind of crappy for dancing, I don´t think I would recommend it as a pickup spot because people generally go there with friends. But if you are going with your girl, it´s nice, very romantic and very scenic. Also for tourists, just plain nice to see. Cover on saturday was 5 Euros, including one drink. People are moderately well dressed but I wore sneakers and didn´t have any problem. Not a particularly fancy dressing place.