"Granada is one of the last towns in Spain where you still get a free tapa with every glass of wine or beer. We have our earliest record of this marvellous tradition from King Alfonso 10th "El Sabio" (whose wisdom extended also to music and poetry, as lovers of the cantigas de Santa Maria are well aware).
Alfonso advocated always nibbling some food while drinking wine; and several centuries later another great monarch, King Felipe II, went so far as to pass a royal decree requiring tavern keepers to accompany each glass of wine with a tapa or "cover" - a round slice of sausage served on top of the glass like a lid - to reduce public drunkenness. Of course, this excellent habit is still the reason why one rarely sees a drunk Spaniard, even though they drink virtually around the clock"
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Granada is renowned for its amazing tapas and for being one of the few places left in Spain where you can order a drink and be given a free tapa with it. The city is full of tapas bars, from the… More →
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This fashionable bar opens Tuesday till Sunday. 12-4pm and 8pm till midnight. Here tapas of salmon are marinated in vanilla and lemon, wild mushrooms are sautéed with Spanish onions and garnished… More →