Granada, the best Spanish city to walk according to Vogue magazine
The Best of Granada
Granada has history, culture, charm, sun, sand and snow and a thousand reasons to come and visit it. The city is one of the favorite destinations for getaways of a few days and one of the most romantic, being the favorite of couples looking for a cozy and unforgettable destination. Walking through Granada is the best way to get to know it to understand the history of its transformation while enjoying the historic and monumental center.
Granada city has several World Heritage monuments such as the Alhambra, but you can also contemplate on this visit architectural jewels in its historic center or lower city, including what was the heart of the old Muslim madina The Cathedral, the Royal Chapel, Lonja de Mercaderes, La Madraza, lively squares such as Las Pasiegas, Bibrambla, La Romanilla, La Plaza del Carmen, Plaza Isabel La Católica, Plaza Nueva, narrow streets of the old souk such as La Alcaicería or Muslim market, which was a place of shops mainly for silks and spices in their origin. It had inns that welcomed merchants and visitors, today being a vestige of its Muslim past. In the 19th century, after a fire, it was rebuilt in a neo-Arabic and romantic style, very fashionable at that time, with plasterwork arches on columns with cubic capitals. , wooden latticework, mullioned windows and, in general, abundant Arab decoration that make it a magical place for a delicious walk for every traveler.
Currently there are handicraft shops from Granada, where you can find the local Fajalauza ceramics and the famous inlaid wood, leather goods stalls, Spanish mantillas and combs shops, miniature nativity scenes and Easter thrones. In the Zacatín and its adjoining streets you will find clothing and shoe stores, bookstores, cafeterias, ice cream parlors and restaurants and almost everything. You will also be able to appreciate the Moorish past of the city in the Calderería popularly known as Calle de las Teterías, an area of pedestrian streets in the lower Albaicín full of bazaars where you can still haggle. Here you can buy those little gifts and also enjoy an aromatic tea and Arab cakes in one of the various Andalusian tea shops and try the delicious Arab cakes any afternoon. In the Albaycin we will be able to discover the origin of the city and enjoy its corners and viewpoints such as the Mirador de San Nicolás that will make us enjoy panoramic views of enormous beauty. It is a neighborhood with clear differentiating elements due to its Muslim origin, one of which is its narrow and winding streets and another its beautiful Cármenes, Arab and Moorish houses and Christian manor houses.
Granada, the best Spanish city to walk according to Vogue magazine.
We invite you to take advantage of the opportunity to get to know the Essential Granada, from the expert hand of the Guides of Granada. Our most valued tour. The most precious areas to visit, walk or buy, from the aperitif to dinner. On this walking tour we will discover the Muslim past and the Christian present visiting the most central and popular places and squares of the city and the lower Arab quarter: El Albaycin. We will feel the monumentality of the favorite city of the Catholic Monarchs when contemplating such impressive buildings such as the Cathedral, symbol of Christianity in Granada, the Royal Chapel, pantheon of monarchs at the express wish of Queen Isabella.
We will walk through the center of Granada and feel the lively bustle, with its shopping streets and numerous tapas bars. We will discover El Albaycín, an old medieval Muslim city, a neighborhood to relax, to walk through all its alleys and discover sensations that do not come in any guide and that we will discover him. It is the oldest and most picturesque neighborhood in Granada. It was the origin of the city, the residence of the “Ziríes” kings and refuge of the Moors. Undoubtedly, the Albayzín is a different world. At the San Nicolás viewpoint you can contemplate the most beautiful sunset in the world. (Bill Clinton).
- Bibrambla Square
- Monumental Center Selected Tour
- Saint Nicholas Viewpoint
Bibrambla Square ( central fountain )
Spaniah or English (ocasionally tour could be bilingual)
Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the start time.
Comfortable footwear is recommended and in summer elements that protect from the sun.
Aprox. 2 hours