Granada

Granada

See a selection of excellent excursions and day trips from Granada city, perfect opportunities to see some of the interesting attractions in Andalucia without the hassle of having to organise them yourself.

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See a selection of excellent tours in and around Granada, perfect opportunities to see some of the interesting attractions in Granada without the hassle of having to organise them yourself.

With its' Moorish influences still prominent across the city, highly reasonable cost of living, an abundance of great tapas bars and seemingly no end to fun and excitement, Granada really is the ultimate destination for travelers and tourists looking to have a great experience that won't cost them the earth.

We've put together a top ten list - if you're short of time in Granada and you can't decide where to go and what to see in this historic city, just follow our tips. Explore the city's rich cultural, religious and architectural past and enjoy some extra musical, literary and scientific delights.

Most of the main high street names- Zara, Pull and Bear, H&M- can be found on Calle Reyes Católicos, which is perpendicular with Gran Vía de Colón. There are also several stores on the adjoining Calle Recogidas. If you are looking for more unique pieces then don't miss the individual boutiques in the the quaint old streets of the city's historic quarter, particularly the Alcaiceria or Great Bazaar.

Granada's excellent science museum is located just two kilometres (or a 15-minute walk) south of the centre of the city on Avenida del Mediterráneo, opposite the Convention Centre. Probably the most stimulating museum for children in Andalucia, although be warned that large, noisy school groups come in term-time, from Tuesday to Friday.

The Sacromonte is famous for the gypsy caves, but the gypsies were neither the first nor the last people to live in them. Long before the Oriental nomads arrived in Spain, the Arabs had discovered that the soft stone of the hill was ideal for carving out underground homes, and gypsies simply moved into them after the conquest.

Monasterio de Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion - more commonly known as La Cartuja of Granada - is a monastery which once housed Carthusian monks. This monument is often overlooked by tourists in Granada, as it sits away from the main sites, but it is well worth a visit.

The Museum of the Alhambra is one of the largest and most important museums in Granada, due to the size of the display and the quality of the items on show. The museum claims to have the best collection of both Nasrid and Mudejar art in the world; Nasrid art is extremely rare, being limited to Granada in the 13th to 15th-centuries, when this dynasty ruled the city. As well as art and architectural artefacts from within the monument, you can see other objects from all over Spain.

The Arabic Word bib means gate and rambla river bank. Until the end of the 19th century, there stood, at the plaza´s east end, a large Moorish gate which gave the place its name - gate of the strand, because it stood on the sandy bank of the river which now flows unseen beneath the Calle de los Reyes Catolicos.