Granada is one of those cities that go well with any trip or season throughout the year. The trip will always be worth it.
The first day we went to the center and to have wine, which of course comes with a tapa. We passed by the square adjacent to the cathedral including plaza Trinidad, Pasiegas, Santa Ana, Bib-Rambla…a relaxed day with strolling and tapas.
The second and supposedly final day, we stayed in an Airbnb in the Albaicin. Granada is completely beautiful, but the Albaicin and Sacromonte are what makes it unique.
In the morning we visited Realejo and from there went up to the Alhambra (which is always worth seeing, but we didn’t go because we had been previously and didn’t feel like waiting in lines or paying the 13 euro admission fee). Instead we strolled along the large fortress wall, by parks, and then down the other side to the paseo de los tristes. Once arriving to the centre again, we again started climbing, past the tea houses to the viewpoint Mirador San Nicolas. From there, we wandered along the alleyways and small squares of the Albaicin until we reached the higher viewpoint of San Miguel Alto.
From there we passed by the caves of Sacromonte, many of which organize flamenco tablaos at night, some very organized and charge somewhat high prices, and others, in the smallest caves, more spontaneous.
It was that night that we decided to stay an extra day.
The 3rd, and final day, we again strolled around the Albaicin and Sacromonte. Aside from the viewpoints already mentioned, we continues to find more viewpoints. Smaller and hidden, but everywhere, with incredible views of the Alhambra and the city in the background.Around the fountain of Amapola there are many of these. There you can open a bottle of wine and enjoy peacefully, without people or tourists.
This neighborhood is magical; you walk until you think you are familiarized with everything, and all of a sudden appears a plaza that you haven’t seen, or other opening in the wall, a a new street full of color. There is always something to discover.
It is a good idea to find a bakery nearby to try the local breads: Salailla and Piononos.