Colorful graffiti, quaint cafes, a breathtaking hilltop fortress, pretty blue tiles, artsy bars and markets, narrow streets, stairs leading to more stairs, Renaissance-styled churches and cathedrals, medieval architecture, breathtaking view of the mountains--- Granada will always be my favorite city in Spain.
The whole town is rustic that it makes you time travel to another era.
Each street has a certain charm that is why it is so easy and fun to get lost here. Forget about the map-- sometimes the best way is to veer away from the crowds and explore deserted places. You'd be amazed at how beautiful this city is.
Endless stairs will always lead you to unplanned exercise and scenic views!
And just like in any part of Spain, there are just so many beautiful chapels, churches, and cathedrals. My favorite is Catedral de Granada-- but that one deserves another blog post ;-)
If you're traveling in Spain during spring and summer, you'd be amazed with the Spanish culture. Everybody's just out, sitting in cafes, having great conversations, sharing drinks, and enjoying the sun.
And if you want to take a break from the concrete jungle, Alhambra gardens is very nearby. Again, this gem is so stunning that I must write a separate post about this.
Plazas around the city are picturesque. This one is my favorite ;)
Street stalls are also interesting. You'd sometimes find stores selling herbs... hashish and cannabis :))
Street musicians also play great music. Be sure to stop by and listen to their amazing talent.
I wish I took more photos of the food here. I usually ate bocadillos, tapas... and mojitos and sangria. But what I loved the most in Spain is its fresh fruits. You can have delicious fresh orange juice here every day. The best way to relax after a long day of walking ;)
And if only Spain was my last stop during my Eurotrip, I would have bought my souvenirs in Granada. There are so many cheap leather goods and beautiful Granada-made tiles.
I also love the tiles they used for placing street names. The designs are just so beautiful!
I traveled here solo, and I never felt lonely while touring this amazing city. People in cafes and bars are very friendly and with the charming views everywhere, you wouldn't feel alone here.
Be sure to explore the city at night too. The place transforms into a romantic paradise with all the city lights and well-lit majestic Alhambra.
I hope you enjoyed my post about my favorite city in Spain. Watch out for my post about the breathtaking Alhambra later this week ;)
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