We had a day to spend in Granada and the first place to go would be the Alhambra, after that, we will take a walk at the city central to enjoy a slow walk plus getting some souvenirs before we bid goodbye to Granada.
One of the main reason for keeping Granada a popular destination among the tourists is because of The Alhambra. However, besides this world known heritage site, Granada itself has an amazing neighborhood with friendly people.
The Alhambra was a palace, fortress, citadel and residence of the Nasrid Sultans and top government officials, court servants and royal guards. It was rebuilt in the 13th century and was well preserved to date.
Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain
How to get there?
Around 10-20 EUR from Granada City Center
C3: Alhambra – Plaza Isabel La Católica
C4: Barranco del Abogado – Cementerio – Plaza Isabel la Católica
For more information, visit here.
Tourist Train “GRANADA CITY TOUR”
15 October – 31 March
08:30 – 18:00
20:00 – 21:30 (Evening visit on Friday and Saturday)
1 April – 14 October
08:30 – 20:00
22:00 – 23:30 (Evening visit on Tuesday and Saturday)
Entrance to the Nasrid Palaces is strictly limited to the time slot indicated on the ticket.
The Monument will remain open every day of the year with the exception of the 25th of December and January 1st.
Book your tickets online to avoid the long queue.
What to see?
Patio de Comares
Court of the Lions
This place is so awesome beautiful scenery, detailed architecture, interesting history. We were there for around 4 hours and there are allocated time-slot to enter the Nasrid Palaces, therefore it is advisable to reach there 15 minutes earlier, you still need to queue before getting in. If you are a flower or greenery lover, you will not want to miss this place.
For more information, visit their official website.
After spending half a day at the Alhambra, we walked down to the city center of Granada. However, if you don’t feel like walking down there are other modes of transport.
Plaza Isabel La Catolica
Statue of Queen Isabel with Columbus
Little to know:
Cathedral of Granada
Cathedral of Granada is a Roman Catholic church in the city of Granada and considered to be the first Renaissance church in Spain. It is the 4th largest cathedral in the world.
Calle Gran Vía de Colón, 5, 18001 Granada, Spain
How to get there?
LAC, C1, C2, SN1, and SN4. Alight at bus stop ‘Gran Via 1’
5 EUR (Adult, audioguide included)
3.50 EUR (Student)
Free (Children below 12 and disabled people)
Monday to Saturday
10:00 – 18:30
Sunday and Public Holiday
15:00 – 18:00
We didn’t go into the Cathedral due to time constraint, however, if you are interested to know more about it, the ticket can be bought directly at the ticket office. Otherwise, you can be like us, just take some photos outside this beautiful building.
Llao Llao Granada
The famous Spanish frozen yogurt that can be found on the busy street in Spain. And we chanced upon the crazy in-thing in Singapore, Llao Llao.
What we had?
Choco crepe and fruit crepe
We loved the frozen yogurt so much we order a petite cup to share.
As for the price, it is almost the same as Singapore, maybe you could say it’s a little cheaper. However, the taste is really good. My friend who tried the frozen yogurt in Singapore said that it tastes better in Spain. um… yup, I have to agree with it since Llao Llao is from Spain. The crepe choco with frozen yogurt is simply yummy~ totally worth the price.