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Visit of Granada in one day, "A thousand streets lead to you".

Updated: Jul 1, 2023


Alcaicería Granada, cerca de la Alhambra

Granada is a city with extraordinary charm, it was the capital of the last Muslim kingdom on the peninsula and it shows. It has many things to see, but if you have little time, you can concentrate the visit in one day, dedicating the morning to the city center and the afternoon to the Alhambra (or vice versa). It is important to buy tickets to the Alhambra in advance.


The visit to the city center can be done with a free tour or an organized walking tour, but we recommend using the www.spain-walkingtours.com app because it is very complete, cheaper than a free tour, and allows you to organize yourself freely of hours, and also shows places of interest, bars and typical places where you can have some tapas or eat.


In the app, the tour of the center begins in the Bib-Rambla square, the oldest in the city, where one can also have breakfast in one of the traditional places. From the square we go to the area of the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel, next to the Alcaicería, which is the old Muslim souk, and the Madraza, which is the old Arab university. The old Granada has an unmistakable flavor of a Muslim city.


You can stop and visit the Royal Chapel, but you need to buy tickets in the building next to it, which is the building of the old merchants' market.


From there we move towards the lower Albaicín neighborhood, where we easily reach the Mirador de Carvajales, it is an easily accessible viewpoint, which offers a wonderful view of the Alhambra without having to climb too much through the narrow streets of the Albaicín.


As an anecdote, these streets were the inspiration for the famous song "A thousand streets lead to you" by the Spanish group La Guardia, according to the leader of the group, he mentally composed the song on the way to his grandmother's house in the Albaicín.


The tour usually ends on the promenade next to the Darro river.

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