Our charming rural hotel in Granada is located just 20 minutes from the capital, which makes us a perfect place for those who want to combine the tranquility and peace that is breathed in this small town in the interior of Andalusia, with the visit to one of the most charming cities in the entire spanish geography.
Then, we will make a summary of the most important aspects and monuments of the city so you do not miss anything in your trip to our charming rural hotel in Granada.
WHAT YOU CAN NOT MISS IN GRANADA
We are in a manageable city that can be visited intensely in two days, although if you have less or more time you can always adapt to the tastes and needs of each.
It is the undisputed emblem of the city. Considered one of the most important monumental complexes in the world, within it you can visit places like the Nazari Palace, The Generalife or La Alcazaba to marvel and learn a little more about the legacy left by the 800 years of Muslim settlement in the south of Spain. Reserve at least one morning or afternoon because the visit to the Alhambra will take 2 or 3 hours.
Important tip: To visit the Alhambra it is highly recommended to book tickets in advance, because it is sold out very often and, if you do not go with an entrance, it is very possible that you can not make the visit. You can book your ticket by entering here
ALBAICÍN AND SACROMONTE
These two quarters, considered Historical Heritage of Humanity, are located in the upper part of the city and are the places from which you can best admire the Alhambra. To get to them from our rural hotel with charm in Granada, it is best to park in the surroundings because inside you can not access with the car.
A good option is to leave the car in a place near the center of Granada (at the hotel we can indicate where) and go either walking or by bus. The Albaicín is the Arab quarter of the city, a place to get lost and enjoy the charm of its cobblestone streets and the views of the Alhambra from places as popular as the Mirador de San Nicolás.
The Sacromonte also offers a dreamlike view of the Alhambra and is famous for being the “gypsy quarter” of the city, where artists and flamenco caves abound, being therefore the best place you can go to see flamenco dance and singing in its original caves. At the hotel we can recommend some and even help you make the reservation.
The center of the city is also a perfect place to walk and to know places like the Cathedral of Granada, in which the Catholic Monarchs are buried, or some of the most famous squares of the city such as Plaza Bib-Rambla or Plaza Nueva.
From Plaza Nueva begins another of the most charming places in the city, the Paseo de los Tristes, a cobblestone path next to the river that leads to a square from which there is a beautiful view of the Alhambra and from which you can access the quarters of Albaicín and Sacromonte.
TAPAS AND GASTRONOMY
Another of the referents of Granada is gastronomy, and to be more specific, tapas. We are in a city with a great culture of tapas where practically in all the bars it puts tapa without additional cost when asking for a drink. Therefore, you can not miss this great Granada tradition either in the Albaicín or in downtown streets such as the popular Calle Navas or Calle Elvira.
As for restaurants, there is also a wide range of restaurants of different types (specialized in fish and seafood, grills, traditional cuisine from Granada, Japanese …)
And after a day visiting this magnificent city, what better way to retreat from the noise and the hustle and bustle of the city to arrive in 20 minutes to our charming rural hotel in Granada to relax and sleep peacefully surrounded by countryside and nature.