Things to see and do while backpacking in Granada , Spain.
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The Charterhouse of Cartuja:
Another most see tourist buildings in Grenade, is the charterhouse of the Carthusian monastery, this was built on an Arabic Carmen called Aynadamar which means fountain of tears. This was begun to build in 1506 but the construction was completed until three centuries later. For me personally the Carthusian monastery has a great emotional value, because in my first week and a half in the city I lived in a residence behind the charterhouse, and every day that was the view from my window … in fact my first photo in Granada is a picture of the “Cartuja”.Marellanorudd
Where to eat:
All in all, Alicante is such a special place. You can live a relaxing beach life there and take a train to Granada for some classic Spanish architecture or to Madrid for some shopping or to explore the history.natalie-holland
Small Towns: Úbeda and Baeza
As you walk through the streets of the old towns, it feels like you have taken a step into the past. This is reflected in the Renaissance architecture and never-ending monuments. There are 48 in Úbeda – quite a lot for a small town! Yet I would not be surprised if there were double the number of quaint bars dotted around. Like in Granada, a free plate of tapas comes with any drink ordered. Need any more incentive to visit now? Úbeda and Baeza are highly elevated at 748m and 769m above sea level respectively, meaning that they each look out to extraordinary views of the vast plains of olive trees and the magnificent mountains of the Sierra Mágina and the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas. To top it all off, in winter the mountains are sometimes snow-capped! If there was one constant in my life for the nine months I lived and worked in these towns, it would be that jaw-dropping view that made me go running every day, just so I could see it!Talita Henderson
Route: Málaga – Ronda – Sevilla – Córdoba – Granada – Nerja – MálagaBelma
You’ll find many ice-cream shops on Calle Granada that is basically an extension of previously mentioned Calle Caldería.Jana Žlunková
Spain : Exploring history in Granada
“Spain : Exploring history in Granada”henrik-schilling
My 6-hour train ride from Almeria to Sevilla was quite scenic as I passed through Granada and Malaga. Sevilla lies on the banks of the Guadalquivir and is one of the largest historical centers in Europe. It is Spain’s fourth-largest city and the capital of Andalusia. The heart of the city is the Cathedral and the Giralda Tower. The Cathedral is the largest Gothic cathedral and third largest church in the world. It is also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.Project Finca
5 reasons to come back to Granada, Spain
It’s seven o’clock in the morning as I board with my travel companions in the bus that will take us from the frisky Seville, to the Moorish city : Granada.Aida Ndiaye
Precious diamond of Andalucia – visit Granada
For me, a girl from northern Europe, all the countries in the south look so appealing. The warmth, the southern friendliness, palms on every street corner and beautiful seaside. These four things are the key to perfect holiday. That is why few months back I decided to pack my stuff and visit Andalucia. It is the most southern part of Spain, which borders Gibraltar (it makes a really nice one day trip going there). There are three main cities of the region – Malaga, Granada and Seville. I was lucky to visit all three of them.Ruta
Granada - The last Moorish city in Spain
I like to get lost, when I visit a new city. I expect the unexpected, and I always have the most exciting experiences when I’m not planning ahead. Granada is one of the best cities to get lost in. A historic city with a warm ambiance, Granada is one of the most interesting places I have visited in Spain. From the noise in the crowded tapas bars, to the silence in Sacramonte, a mountainside where people, to this day, are living in caves, Granada is a feast for the senses.Sophie Plougheld Voisin
Granada, Spain: Where so many forms of beauty meet
Book tickets in advance. If you want to see the Alhambra (and trust me, you do), book tickets in advance. For anyone visiting the astonishing city of Granada in southern Spain, this is the first piece of essential advice you will need. Whatever else you do in preparation for your trip, just make sure you get those tickets reserved if you don’t want to pay the price in time, sleep and body temperature in the early hours of the morning.Ciarán Elster
Granada: You and the Alhambra have stolen my heart.
I lived in Granada for two years from 2013 – 2015, and I often go back and forth from my home in Seville. Granada had embraced me and told me I was home before we moved to Seville due to my husbands’ business. My heart is at peace when I am travelling, so that is what I do. I pack my little red suitcase and kiss my husband goodbye and off I go.Iman Choisya
Alhambra: a love story
Last month I went to Granada with my boyfriend, which is located in Andalusia, Spain. For many years I wanted to discover Granada, for its history, culture, art and, above all, food. So after a little mourn to my boyfriend, he surprised me with a pair of tickets to visit the Alhambra. The Alhambra is an Andalusian palace city that integrates seamlessly with the place, as this citadel is located at the top of the hill Sabika, one of the highest points of the city of Granada. This citadel, dating from the tenth century, at first it was a military site, but in 1238 became a royal residence, where the monarch and the court of Kingdom of Granada were staying.Electra
What to see in the city of Granada?
Granada is the capital of the province that has its same name, within the Autonomous Community of Andalusia. Yes, you guessed it, in the country of Spain.SAMIRA ABOUDAN
Top 50 hostels in Granada , Spain.
There are 50 awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Granada , Spain.
Casa Palacio Pilar del Toro
The Hotel Casa Palacio Pilar del Toro occupies a restored 17TH-century mansion in the historic centre of Granada, next to the medieval Moorish quarter of the Albaicín. We have reception 24 h that provides information about the city, assistance for purchase of tickets or car rental and luggage for baCasa Palacio Pilar del Toro is a hotel in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Do you want to stay in a different lodging? In Barbieri Cave you will be able to experience and live an unique experience in Granada. You will enjoy and discover a different environment to know and explore the very best of our facilities and Granada. We are located in one of the most renowned loBarbieri Cave is a guesthouse in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Pension Suecia is at the foot of Assabica Hill, where the Alhambra sits. We have free Wi-Fi and a terrace with views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. All our rooms have central heating, as well as a fan for the summer months. Pension Suecia has a small garden with a table and chairs, and a roofPension Suecia is a guesthouse in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Hotel Carlos V
Placed in the center of the city, adapted to the requirements of the modern hotel and catering business, the Hotel Carlos V offers him comfort and service brightened. With better view of Granada from the Cafeteria with Terrace The Hotel Carlos V gives him the welcome and offers him his modern faHotel Carlos V is a hotel in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Hotel Puerta De Las Granadas
The hotel Puerta de las Granadas is magnificently situated on Cuesta de Gomerez, beside the Puerta de las Granadas from where you can access the Alhambra. The hotel is situated in the centre of the triangle formed by the Alhambra, Albayzin and the Cathedral. Puerta de las Grandas is situated inHotel Puerta De Las Granadas is a hotel in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
This new hotel is set on a hillside overlooking Granadas city centre, a 10-minute walk away. From here, the majestic Alhambra Palace is only 5 minutes away. The Arabeluj has been built with all modern conveniences but also showcases the regions traditional Mudjar style, which blends ChristianHotel Arabeluj is a hotel in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Fundalucia offers you a different kind of guesthouse experience away from the stress of travel timetable. Situated in a 1000 inhabitants village 13 km from Granada it permits to lay back and enjoy a magnificent mountain view, have a walk around in the Sierra Nevada or take a swim at the nearby lake.Fundalucia is a guesthouse in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Students XD has dining area, gym, laundry, baggage storage free, vending machines for snacks and drinks and a lounge area with sofas, table football and pool table. It also has 52-inch TV with satellite channels. Please Note Cancellation policy: 24 h before arrival. In case of a late cancellaStudents XD is a guesthouse in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Pension Boutique Gomerez Gallegos
Pension Boutique Gomerez Gallegos will bring you a great quality service to offer you the very best of their facilities and the city of Granada. With a vast experience in the hospitality sector, Pension Boutique Gomerez Gallegos, along with its personnel, is committed to provide you with the best poPension Boutique Gomerez Gallegos is a guesthouse in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
The Hotel is situated in the center of town ,at about 200 m far from the Cathedral and at 10/15 mn ,on foot, far from the Alhambra ++Private rooms can have two single beds or one big bed, please arrange with the hotel after you make your booking. ** Reception is open from 7.00h. to 22.00h. ToHotel Molinos is a hotel in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Nest Style Granada
This designer pension is in the City Hall square of Granada, in the city centre. The building is on the corner of Calle Navas, the best Street of the city, where you can eat tapas. We are located only at 300 mt from the Cathedral, 100 mt from the shopping area, 50 mt from Puerta Real, 10 minutes walNest Style Granada is a guesthouse in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Abadia Suites Granada
The apartments were reformed conserving its charm and respecting the rules of the traditional architecture. It is a different accommodation to enjoy the wonders of architecture of the Granada capital, with a lot of monuments, bars and typical restaurants in surroundings. Please note that the checAbadia Suites Granada is a apartment in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Welcome to Cuevas Coloras! We are a very tiny hostel located within the beautiful Albaicin (UNESCO), just on the hillside. The hostel is located in a very quiet area near the famous Sacromonte and San Miguel caves. The best thing is, the hostel itself partly in a cave as well! In the cavepart wCuevas Coloras is a hostel in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Old Town Hostel Granada
Old Town Hostel Granada is a three floor house with a roof terrace and a solarium. On third floor there is also a chill-out room with the fireplace and the free Wi-FI. The price includes the following services • Bedding • Breakfast • Lockers • Air Conditioning and Heating • 24h hot showOld Town Hostel Granada is a hostel in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Eco Hostel is an urban hostel decorated with a cool design related with nature and recycling. Located in an amazing historic building in an unbeatable location right in the city center, in the main avenue of Granada, to accomodate Travelers, Families & Groups. At Eco Hostel you can enjoy privacy aECO Hostel is a hostel in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Hostal Navas 14
Situated in the centre of Granada's capital, Hostal Navas 14 offers excellent service with comfortable and fully equipped accommodation. The reception at Hostal Navas 14, where you will be welcomed by our staff, wishing you a pleasant stay in Granada and Hostal Navas 14.Hostal Navas 14 is a guesthouse in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Hostal in the best situation, street Elvira very near to Alhambra, Albayzin, Plaza Nueva and the Cathedral in the historic center of the town, very lightly rooms which complete bathroom, heater, air conditioner optional , TV, internet Wi-fi and area microwave free. The Property is situated inHostal Antares is a guesthouse in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
LemonHock Bar & Hostel is a new opening Premium Hostel located in the historical center of Granada five minutes from the cathedral. The building is manor house with and Andalusian courtyard built in the XVII century. The decoration is a mixture of original and renewed materials, creating a moderLemonRock Hostel is a hostel in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
This hostel is located in the heart of Granada in one of the main streets in the city, Gran Via de Colon, a five minute walk to the Cathedral. Situated within an emblematic building from 1950, it is an inscribed building in the special Plan for the protection of our historic centre. In order toAtenas is a guesthouse in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Makuto Backpackers Hostel
Tired of crappy accommodations and impersonal hotels? Come stay in our backpacker ´s hostel and enjoy a new concept of lodging. This charming historic mansion is located in the most magic neighborhood of Granada, the ALBAICIN. Housed in an eighteenth century building completely renovated, between coMakuto Backpackers Hostel is a hostel in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
We are located right in the historical centre of Granada and a short walk from the Cathedral and the Moorish area of Albaicin. We are the perfect choice for backpackers, couples, families and groups of friends who are looking for daytime fun at a family-run hostel with good vibes. Staying in thiEl Granado is a hostel in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Granada Inn Backpackers
Granada Inn Hostel is in a privileged position in the centre of Granada; it’s only 10 minutes walk to the Cathedral and 20 to the Alhambra. All our rooms, including: dorms, rooms for groups, and our private mini apartments, look onto an amazing Andalusian Patio where there are chairs and sofas fGranada Inn Backpackers is a hostel in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Oasis Backpackers Hostel Granada
Oasis Backpackers is designed for the modern day global traveller who not only wants good tips and refuge from the vigour of the road but who also want to have fun and high pressured showers - someone just like you! You will find us amidst the ancient cobblestone corridors and candle-lit teashopsOasis Backpackers Hostel Granada is a hostel in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Alhambra Zoom is located in Tables Street number 8 , historical and commercial center of the city of Granada, a short walk from the Plaza de la Trinidad , Square Bibrambla , Alcaicer, Cathedral, Capilla Real and Madrasa . On a walk of about 10 minutes you will be placed at the foot of the Alhambra,Alhambra Zoom is a hostel in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
White Nest Hostel - Granada
A sanctuary from the travelling life! Here you will easily meet soooo many cool people from all over the world. Everyone in White nest, guests and staff alike are friendly & fun. This is a very fun place, with a great atmosphere! White Nest is very clean, spacious, funky and a pretty place. It hWhite Nest Hostel - Granada is a hostel in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Hostal El Cascabel
We are a little family run hostel of 18 beds capacity and relaxed atmosphere, please don't expect parties inside the hostel but expect party directly in our neighbourhood which is full of tapas - and nighbars! we are in street Elvira which is parallel of the main road Gran via de Colon just 5min waHostal El Cascabel is a hostel in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Polaroid Siesta Hostel
Polaroid Siesta Property is the newest property in Granada city center. It's a guesthouse in the city, specialised in turistic accomodations. Discover and enjoy our big terrace and large common rooms: everything has been design to meet people and make friends :D You will also enjoy Granada witPolaroid Siesta Hostel is a hostel in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Oh! My Hostel
Oh! My Hostel is a new establishment in the heart of Granada . Comfortable, familiar , designed to keep you comfortable and at ease and want to return. A few meters from the famous Calle Navas , the Town Hall and the Cathedral. A 1.2 km from the Alhambra. We have a lovely terrace, and a large aOh! My Hostel is a hostel in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Barbieri Granada Hostel
We are located in the center of the city of Granada and it’s the perfect choice to visit the city. Our welcoming staff is one of our best attributes. All of the rooms are fully equipped with heating and air conditioning. Facilities are taken care of and we provide various services such as freeBarbieri Granada Hostel is a hostel in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Rooms VITA & BAR
HostelVITA presents a new type of property, a property with a great atmosphere and all of the amenities you could wish for at a great low price. HostelVITA is newly built property and located near Alhambra, in the beautifully eclectic neighborhood of Realejo, 2 minutes from the city centre. AllRooms VITA & BAR is a guesthouse in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
**New Charming & Romantic Hotel In Granada**. Abadia Hotel, with its ancient 16th century style house and patio, is one of the most enchanting, romantic and fabulous hotels you will find in all of Spain.Very convenient location, it is situated 100 meters from the Alhambra bus & airport bus stop.SAbadia is a hotel in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Some of our rooms have private bathroom with bath and other compartido.disponemos of single, double and quadruple. All have air conditioning and heating, tv and free wifi. The Hostal Londres is located in the heart of Granada in the main street Gran Via de Colon, the street parallel to Elvira, whHostal Londres is a guesthouse in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Mesones Hostal in Granadais located on the corner of streets Mesones and Paz, in the heart of Granada and a few meters from the Cathedral and the Plaza de la Trinidad. In addition to its excellent location, the Mesones Property in Granada is noted for its good and well equipped rooms, all with aMesones Hostal is a guesthouse in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Casa del Capitel Nazari
Hotel Casa Capitel is an ancient Renaissance palace built in 1503, renovated in 2002 and redecorated in 2012. It is located in the picturesque area of the Albaicin, in front of the Alhambra in Granada and in the city centre, close to the cathedral. It is a palace with lintels and Tuscan columns, CorCasa del Capitel Nazari is a hotel in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
The Pension Olympia is in the heart of Granada, on Calle Alvaro de Bazan 7, located between the Gran Via and Calle Elvira (middle), next to the Cathedral, Old Town Albaizin and access to the Alhambra in Granada, perfect for walking in and out of bars and tapas in the city. There is public parking (SPension Olympia is a guesthouse in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Apartaments Venecia, a Cheap Property in Granada. The Apartaments Venecia is located in the centre of Granada. Cuesta de Gomarez street, one of access to Alhambra next to Plaza Nueva and Calle Elvira. At Apartaments Venecia you will find an economic and comfortable place making your visit to GraApartamentos Venecia is a apartment in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
New Hostal AB** Granada, Spain, Europe. Hostel for great travellers. Free WIFI in all rooms and at reception. Comfortable New Beds, inexpensive, clean, warm and helpful hostel. 500 meters to the cathedral. Nice rooms. Friendly young multilingual staff. Some rooms have private bathroom and othersHostal AB** is a guesthouse in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
In a privileged place in Granada, behind the Town Hall and next to Calle Navas, street reference of 'tapas' in Granada, this beautiful renovated building offers its guests an unsurpassed beauty and tranquility. The Al-Andalus Property has a typical Andalusian patio to share the ride, seating areaAl-Andalus Hostel is a hostel in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Pension Matilde is a nice Guesthouse in the center of Granada. In addition, we offer our customers city maps, brochures and information about the Alhambra, flamenco shows, Arabic baths, restaurants and other points of interest with the possibility of booking. We have parking spaces for 13 eurosPension Matilde is a guesthouse in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Apartamentos Muralla Ziri
Boutique apartments located in the lower Albayzin, the city center, just two minutes walking distance from Plaza Nueva, the Cathedral, bus stop to the airport and to the Alhambra, Arab-style tearoom, bars and restaurants. Enjoy the stunning views of the Alhambra Palace from our family terrace.Apartamentos Muralla Ziri is a apartment in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
The Little House of Granada
.The Little House of Granada is a guesthouse in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Cathedral Rooms and Houses Granada
One of the bestsellers in Granada! Cathedral Rooms and Houses is located in the center of Granada, just 180 meters from the Cathedral. This property offers air conditioning, free WiFi, shared kitchen and lounge, and heating. The shared kitchen is equipped with an oven, toaster, microwave, fridge andCathedral Rooms and Houses Granada is a guesthouse in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Pension La Milagrosa
Pension La Milagrosa is a simple guesthouse in the heart of Granada, a perfect place to enjoy this wonderful city with a pleasant service. In addition, we offer our customers city maps, brochures and information about the Alhambra, flamenco shows, Arabic baths, restaurants and other points of intPension La Milagrosa is a guesthouse in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Alhambra Center Rooms
House in centre of Granada in the Jewish area (Relaejo), 10 minutes from Alhambra. Ground floor, very safe, modern, good light, clean and family or couples friendly. We offer two rooms with two big double bed each. One room is big and other is medium with capacity to take 4 persons. Two extra bedAlhambra Center Rooms is a guesthouse in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Apartamentos Suite Casa Cuesta del Agua
Our 7 apartments offer customers a unique atmosphere in which to relax and enjoy the essence of Granada. The green and blue colors evoke the magic of water that is so important in the neighborhood of the Albaicin. That water, muse of poets of the Alhambra, has been the inspiration for the reApartamentos Suite Casa Cuesta del Agua is a apartment in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Hostal Sonia - Granada
Family Guesthouse located in the historical and monumental center of Granada. Hostal Sonia is the most important shopping and entertainment district of Granada. From our privileged position can visit the Alhambra , the Generalife, the Cathedral of Granada, the Capilla Real or Alcaizera.Sonia ProHostal Sonia - Granada is a guesthouse in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Casa Bombo is a house with style. Stay with us and discover what others already know: smaller, more personal accommodation offers a bigger and more exciting vacation. This charming mansion, with its stunning view of the Alhambra, is located in the oldest and most attractive neighborhood of Granada,Casa Bombo is a guesthouse in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Double Room & Triple Room Bed&food&otherservices
Located on the first floor of a building in the neighborhood Figares this floor has 4 bedrooms all very bright and very airy because rooms have balconies, there are 2 bathrooms inside the house as well as a complete kitchen has a washing machine for the use of guests and a place to lay to dry clothsDouble Room & Triple Room Bed&food&otherservices is a guesthouse in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Laurel Suites & SPA
Laurel Suites & SPA apartments are located in an old house of the XVI century cataloged and protected by the administration for its artistic historical values. The original color of the building is called 'Gitano green' and in the deep renovation that has taken place has been maintained according toLaurel Suites & SPA is a apartment in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Suites Gran Via 44
Suites Gran Vía 44, a luxury hotel in Granada. A Nineteenth Century building which has been carefully restored, located in Granada's Gran Vía - a result of the expansion of the moneyed classes in that period and the principal artery of the city. Discover a new concept in accommodation, combining theSuites Gran Via 44 is a hotel in Granada. Check Hostelworld for prices.