"Granada excites to the point of undoing and melting all the senses", the artist Henri Matisse once said. And, it is that, Granada, is a city of immense beauty, one of those places that you have to visit at least once in your life. With our weekend getaway you have it easy to discover this city full of history, culture, art and tradition. The weekend plan that we propose includes: two nights of accommodation in a central hotel, tickets to the Alhambra and the Generalife and the best itinerary to discover Granada. In addition, we give you some practical advice and recommendations that will allow you to get to know the city and its traditions, eat in the best places and adapt your trip according to your needs.

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Travel guide of Weekend in Granada with entrance to the Alhambra

Day 1:

Arrival in Granada and first contact with the city

Take advantage to settle into your hotel in the center of Granada and go exploring. Depending on the time of arrival, you can take the opportunity to enjoy the sunset at the Mirador de San Nicolás, take a walk through the Sacromonte neighborhood or the Alcaicería, the street with little Arab shops. Take the opportunity to go for tapas in the center or to have dinner in Calle Calderería, full of tea houses, restaurants and Arab delicacies. 

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Saint Nicholas' lookout

Did you know?

The former US president, Bill Clinton, after visiting the Mirador de San Nicolás, said that Granada had the most beautiful sunset in the world.

Day 2:

The Alhambra and the Generalife

 you cannot come to Granada for the first time and not visit the Alhambra. the monument par excellence of the city. Start the day early and take the opportunity to have a good breakfast in a churrería. The churros in Granada are delicious and, besides, today you are going to walk a lot so you will need energy for the whole day.

Once you have had breakfast, head towards the Alhambra on foot. the entrance ticket is included to the whole complex: the Alhambra, the Generalife gardens, the Alcazaba, the Partal, the palace of Charles V and the Nasrid Palaces. it is advisable to book your trip in advance. as the Alhambra is one of the most visited monuments in the world and the Nasrid Palaces have limited capacity so you have to book in advance to avoid missing them. The visit to the complex will take you between 3 and 4 hours so we advise you to wear comfortable shoes and, above all, do not rush. Enjoy this beauty and icon of the city that has been preserved through the centuries. 

When you leave the Alhambra, it will be getting close to lunchtime so head towards Plaza Nueva, the city's nerve center and a place for tapas. Before arriving you will pass by the Carrera del Darro, which is said to be the most beautiful promenade in Granada and the one that has undergone the least changes. It is so-called because it is next to the river of the same name and different bridges cross it. The most famous is the Arab bridge of Cadi, which connected the Albaicin neighborhood with the Alhambra in medieval times when the river flow was abundant. 

Once you have eaten, It's time to take a walk along the street of the tea houses located in Calderería Vieja and Calderería Nueva. It is only a few minutes stroll, Once there you will see several Moorish-style establishments that offer tea and Arab pastries. This street is very pretty, not only because of its tea shops but also because of the little shops selling leather goods, fabrics and souvenirs. Of course, don't leave without sitting down in one of its tearooms to have tea and an Arabic sweet.

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Day 3:

Granada Cathedral and Royal Chapel, Albaicín, Alcaicería and Sacromonte

This route designed for the weekend is wonderful since many of Granada's monuments are free on Sundays. So, of all the visits, the only ticket you will need to buy in the same enclosure, will be that of the Royal Chapel. 

Today's itinerary begins early in the Plaza Isabel la Católica , from where you will arrive at the Corral del Carbón. Its entrance is always free and it is a real beauty. This monument was the Alhóndiga de Granada, where the wheat was stored and sold, and is notable for its Nasrid-style façade and door.  Leaving the Corral del Carbón, you can go to the Alcaicería, a street full of shops that resembles a souk. The stores open from 10am to 9pm so you can have breakfast quietly or visit it at any other time. The next must-see stop is the Albaicín. We will start with the lower part that will take us to Sacromonte. On the way we will pass by the Puente del Cadí, the Bañuelo, Arab baths and hammam, the Horn of Gold House, the famous Paseo de los Tristes, and the Casa del Chapiz. Once you have visited these Andalusian monuments, you will arrive at the Sacromonte neighborhood. In it are the caves and zambras, some with restaurants and flamenco shows. At this point, it's time to stop for lunch. In the Albaicín Alto you will find different establishments where you can eat and try some of its many specialties. When you finish tapas, you can take the opportunity to go through the Mirador de San Cristóbal and the Puerta de Elvira, both places are on the way to the next one: the Catedral de Granada, which only has visiting hours in the afternoon on Sundays, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. The Royal Chapel is located in the same cathedral but has another access through the Lonja. Undoubtedly, a visit that is well worth it since it houses the tombs of the Catholic Monarchs and great works of sculpture, painting and gold work that were personal and valuable objects for the Spanish monarchs.  Nothing better to end your weekend in Granada.

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