In 1932 the Mexican musician Agustín Lara composed the famous tune “Granada”, which has been sung for decades by both music teachers, such as Los Tres Tenores, and by parishioners of all taverns in Spain. Because Granada is poetry and everyone falls in love. Escape to Granada one weekend is pure ecology for the mind and soul. Not in a thousand years could so much beauty be assimilated, but there is so much to do and see in Granada in two days that few plans are worth more.
What to see in Granada
They say that King Boabdil cried like a child when he knew that he would never see Granada again. And it is not strange. The incomparable beauty of the Nasrid city still causes longing among the Arab people, who as Prince Feysal confessed to Lawrence of Arabia: “… still sighs through the gardens of the Alhambra.”
The Alhambra of Granada
Architectural and monumental complex that is possibly the most beautiful in Spain, with a historical importance equal to or greater than other emblematic constructions of the bull’s skin, such as the Mosque of Cordoba, the Monastery of El Escorial or the Aqueduct of Segovia.
Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this palatine city famous throughout the world offers to the delight of the senses the Generalife, the Patio de los Leones, the Alcazaba and a thousand dream spots.
The Albaicín Neighborhood
Also declared a World Heritage Site , it is the heart of the capital of Granada, preserving all the exotic aroma of its Arab past. Its structure, its squares, its constructions … everything is pure magic. You should not miss Elvira Street, Paseo de los Tristes, Sacromonte, Carrera del Darro and its viewpoints and reservoirs.
Hidden corners in Granada
Outside the mainstream routes , you can also find lovely places to see in Granada in two days :
l Alcazar of Genil. From the Almohad era of Granada, thirteenth century, it was a recreational estate, and is composed of pavilions, gardens and orchards that surround a central pond.
l Hermitage of San Sebastián . The only Muslim rabida preserved in the city, this place dedicated to the retreat and prayer of those who profess this faith is a little-known Granada treasure that is located on the banks of the Genil River.
l Fourth Royal of Santo Domingo. Mansion located in the Realejo neighborhood, also known as Palacio de la Almanxarra, was also built in times of the Almohads and, after many renovations, is open to the public since 2015. It is worth visiting.
Things to do in Granada
The old Nasrid city not only deserves to be visited to enjoy its venerable stones, it is also a lively city in which to be able to pass it through fear during the days you visit it, and in which good eating and good drinking is obligatory accompaniment to the pleasures of sight
Tapas in Granada
The tapas of Granada have not been declared a world heritage site, but it is never too late. Everyone knows that in Granada you can eat yourself by having a wine or a fresh beer, of such size is the size of the tapas that accompany drinks. In addition, its quality is worthy of kings, be they Muslims or Christians.
Some must-visit tapas bars are El Mentidero, Los Diamantes and La Bella y la Beast .
A good cup of tea
The Calderería Nueva street , near the center, is full of tea shops where you can have digestive infusions with the best Moroccan flavor. In Granada the Muslim heritage is always present with its best virtues.
As you can see, there are few things to do and see in Granada in two days . Don’t even try to resist.