Granada Off The Beaten Path

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    You'll find this huge chunk of masonry if you you should....along the Carrera del Darro, the narrow and almost traffic-free street which follows the route of the Darro river from Plaza...


    Las Alpujarras is an easy drive from Granada, and some of the villages do have pretty or quaint buildings, but don't come expecting the kind of chocolate-box scenes you might have been promised - it's...


    You can easily take a bus that takes around one hour to the coast of the state of Granada. We went to Salobrena (on top the "n" there's that sign...but I can't do it on this keyboard:-)). well, wen...

  • 4. GUADIX

    A small city located 40 minutes drive from Granada. Its famous for its Barrio de las Trogladitas, a district where many people still live in caves. The city also has much to see from its history, with...


    The Güejar Sierra bus leaves from el Paseo de Salon and takes 40 minutes. First bus of the day leaves at 7.20 and the last at 23.00. The route is worth it just for the views as you wind your way up...


    Apart from visiting the gypsy caves/ bars/ restaurants/ museum, which are quite interesting- it is nice to wander around the area, and listen out, or watch for other things. I arrived in Sacromente...


    While Granada itself merits a dedicated visit of a few days, the rest of Andalucía offers a plethora of exciting cities and villages to explore. Public transport exists between some of the...


    Tracks wind up the hillside behind the town and into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The atmosphere gradually changes from mediterranean to mountain, as you walk or drive through olive groves,...


    When visiting Alhambra, admiring its arcitecture, exiting its history don't foget to walk around the palace and watch these beautiful trees and flowers... Stay for a minute... Watch... And then you...

  • 10. Hamman (Arab Baths)

    In all Moorish towns, each quarter had its own hammam or public bathhouse- and there's a very old one to visit in the Albaicin area, on your way to the mirador. There you can see how baths really...


    I went into this church in the evening of my first day, somewhat befuddled by the journey and a very grey, wet afternoon's wandering. I thought it was the cathedral...but is soon became clear that it...

  • 12. El Ojo de Granada ~ The Eye of Granada

    "El Ojo de Granada" is a "periscope" located in the Albaicin from where you can see Granada from above on a round "screen" infront of you - with a guide telling you what you are seeing... A really...

  • 13. Inhabitant of Granada and his donkey

    After visit to Alhambra, Cathedral and Royal Chapel it's very pleasant to meet such an amasing sculpture group off the beaten path!You can watch my 5 min 31 sec...

  • 14. Explore Realejo

    I wonder how many visitors explore the Realejo quarter? Like Albaicin it is an ancient settlement...but the Realejo existed long before the Moors conquered...

  • 15. Iglesia San Gregorio Betico

    This church is on the slopes of the Albaicin district, at the top of Calle Cardereria Nueva where it opens out into Placeta de San Gregorio, once the site of a...

  • 16. Iglesia San Gil e Santa Ana

    Annoyingly, I never managed to find this church open. I've now found out that it is open only for Mass (1800 most days of the week), which makes it a bit tricky...

  • 17. Palacio de Abrantes

    I know this rather lovely 'palace' is now a school of philosophy, because the nice man inside told me when I was seeking the Tourist information office.But no...

  • 18. Corral del Carbon

    This building is the oldest existing Moorish structure in Granada itself, as opposed to those on the Alhambra outcrop.The Corral del Carbon dates from the 1300s...

  • 19. a little piece of heaven on earth ...

    If you have a car, you must go here. we stumbled across this lake on our way to the natural springs, we had to stop - what a view, just beautiful. We intend to...

  • 20. Gorgeous center and interesting collection

    The Museum of Memory in Granada holds a very interesting collection on the history of Andalusia and Spain. Rare for museums in general, the explanations...

  • 21. Carmen de los martires

    Have a look on and get a "plano oficial" and you will see near the Alhambra complex a small area called Carmen de los Martires. This is a...

  • 22. Casa Museu Manuel de Falla

    Except for lovers of classical music, this tiny gem of a place will likely not figure in most tourists' places to visit in Granada. Manuel de Falla is one of...

  • 23. Capitania General

    These army headquarters are located in the centre, in San Matias Street. I went in by chamce, as they were announcing a Xmas event in the patio. You can't visit...

  • 24. Olive Trees

    Through the countryside you will see olive groves. Spain is known for producing more olives than another country and also consuming more than any other country....

  • 25. Plaza de Toros

    Something is changing in Spain, and Granada's Plaza de Toros (bullring) is changing purpose. Ok, March to November it is still used for corridas about 20 times...

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