2 Days in Granada Itinerary Story

By Esme May

Introduction

2 Days in Granada Itinerary Story

I unabashedly adore Granada. Set at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Granada draws masses of tourists for its... Read more

Day 1

Welcome to Granada

Today we venture out into the cobbled Barrios of Granada to explore the Carthusian Charterhouse and the Basilica of San... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 1

Breakfast at the Cafe 4 Gatos

Cafe 4 Gatos (The Cat Cafe) is centrally located just across the valley from the Alhambra. A beautiful whitewashed building... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 2

Head Up the Hill

Time to walk off that breakfast! Indulge yourself in a coffee to go and head up the hill along the... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 3

Explore the Granada Charterhouse (Monasterio Cartuga de Grenada)

Take a moment to catch your breath in front of the Granada Charterhouse- one of the most notable examples of... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 4

Steak Lunch at Apo Restaurante

Just 800 metres from the Charterhouse is Apo Restaurante. I stumbled across this sleek restaurant with my mum after walking... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 5

Basilica of San Juan De Dios

The Basilica of San Juan De Dios is back down the hill (sorry!), but a much easier walk than the... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 6

Convent of Santa Isabel la Real

This convent is tucked away near the centre of the Albaicin. The building dates back over 500 years to the... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 7

Catedral de Granada

To add to your 48 hours in Granada, head 12 minutes down the hill towards the river. This walk will... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 8

Afternoon drink and Tapa at Bar La Fontana

Head back down to the river for a tapa and afternoon drink to help round out your first night of... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 9

Sunset at Mirador de San Nicolas

Watching the sunset over the Alhambra has been on my bucket list since college. Full disclosure I was an Islamic... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 10

Dinner at Restaurante Arraynes

A ten-minute walk down the hill again will bring you to the Moroccan Oasis that is Restaurante Arraynes. Wait- you... Read more

Day 2

Day 2 and the Alhambra

Wake up and get ready for the centrepiece of Granada! Today, you will explore the Alhambra (which makes my heart... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 1

Plaza Nueva

Plaza Nueva, or the New Plaza, is a great place to start your second morning of this 2 days in... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 2

The Alhambra

Welcome to the crowning jewel of Granada. The Alhambra is a sprawling complex and contains our next three stops. It... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 3

The Alcazaba

The Alcazaba is the military area of the grounds. It served as the barracks for the elite guards who protected... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 4

The Nasrid Palaces

The Nasrid palaces are ornate, stunning, and historic. Spend time in the Court of the Myrtles, visit the Banos, and... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 5

The Generalife

From the Nasrid Palaces, follow the signs to the Generalife. The Generalife occupies the Hill of the Sun (Cerro del... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 6

Walk the Carrera del Darro back to town

The Alhambra should take you most of the day. It’s got a lot to offer, and I don’t want to... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 7

Late lunch and drink at Bar Avila

The walk should take you twenty minutes heading West from the Alhambra and Carrera del Darro. Bar Avila is typically... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 8

Siesta (or head into Sacromonte early)!

What, you say, a siesta? But I only have two days in Granada! Well, for one, you must be exhausted... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 9

Catch a flamenco show in a cave

Granada is not just famous for its Alhambra and history. It also features a thriving ‘gipsy’ community and historic residential... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 10

Dinner at Restaurante Chikito

Restaurante Chikito features Andalusian cuisine influence heavily by Arab-Andalusian roots and culture. The food is simply spectacular. You can get... Read more

Conclusion

Closing Thoughts

And so your weekend in Granda comes to an end. Granada will always hold a special place in my heart.... Read more