The 9 Best Things You Must Do in Granada, Spain!

https://photos.smugmug.com/Spain/i-Rfwq4s7/0/4a14fb08/728×485/3%20days%20in%20granada%20itinerary-2-728×485.jpg Granada, Spain   Granada is one of the most famous towns in Southern Spain and a must stop on any Andalusian itinerary, if only to visit the Alhambra palace. We did a loop through Southern Spain from west to east and saved Granada for last. Logistically, this made the most sense and also heightened our anticipation […]


ThuyJuly 14, 2016 - 12:06 pm

I like the way your posts are laid out. It’s very organized :)


TomJuly 16, 2016 - 1:44 pm

Nice photos of a beautiful place. But let’s not forget one of the other attractions of the place–the food.

ClaireJuly 16, 2016 - 4:32 pm

I’ve not yet made it to Granada, but I really want to go! Both the caves and the walking tour look right up my street!

Sarah YekinniJuly 16, 2016 - 8:34 pm

First, your site is beautiful! Love this post as well! I’ve visited Madrid twice, and although I had a great time, I would love to venture to other parts of Spain. You’ve helped put Granada at the top of that list!

SherJuly 16, 2016 - 10:02 pm

Thanks Sarah! Ooh would love to read your Madrid tips!

SherJuly 16, 2016 - 10:03 pm

haha of course Tom :) definitely can’t forget that! i have to say though, seville was the best town I visited in south spain, food wise. any granada restaurants you recommend?

Carmen's Luxury TravelJuly 17, 2016 - 1:21 pm

Granada is high up on my list! Great post, thanks for sharing. Happy travels :)

Ashleigh Cattermole-CrumpJuly 18, 2016 - 12:52 am

Gorgeous, wish i was there right now!!

KerriJuly 18, 2016 - 4:45 am

I’ve done a little of Spain, but Granada seems like a must do. I would definitely be up for the walking tour.

JessicaJuly 18, 2016 - 9:22 am

Great way to explore Granada. Never been there but will definitely use this as a guide when I get a chance to be there. I will not missed the Sunset at Mirador de San Nicolas and El Albayzin.

PaulJuly 18, 2016 - 9:22 am

Sounds like an amazing place to spend a few days. I’ve never been to Spain before but definitely heard good things about it recently. The photos that you’ve taken certainly make me want to visit!

Rachel TaylorJuly 18, 2016 - 11:14 am

Such a great itinerary for Granada. It is somewhere I visited when I was 3 but have no memories of it so I want to head back there! I didn’t realise you can have a moorish bath there.

Alex DatsevJuly 18, 2016 - 6:01 pm

Have always wanted to visit Southern Spain. Thanks for all the great tips!

Laura MarenoJuly 27, 2016 - 6:02 am

Oh you visited my city!! Glad you enjoyed it! your itinerary is really complete!! I would add the Mirador de San Miguel Alto, it’s one of my favorite places!! :D kisses:D

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Dennie ChanDecember 29, 2016 - 2:46 pm

I just want to say Thank you for putting together your travel blog and extensively detailing your trips. I came across this post from Pinterest as I’m planning my trip next year to Spain. I am really impressed and now I’m using your other Spain posts to supplement my research in other parts of Spain.

SherDecember 29, 2016 - 3:49 pm

Hi Dennie: thank you so much for the kind words!! It really means a lot. I spent ~2 weeks in Spain and focused on Andalusia and the two large cities of Madrid and Barcelona but there is so much more in the country that I’d love to go back to see. So glad you found it useful and please let me know if there is anything else you’d like to see :)

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VanessaSeptember 12, 2017 - 1:34 pm

Excellent guide for three days in Granada. I’m leaving for Granada next week for five days and I feel confident that your guide will help me use my time as efficiently as possible!!! Unfortunately, I didn’t book my Alhambra ticket in time for the Palaces, but I booked my ticket for the Generalife, Alcazaba, etc. everything else you can see besides that and I’m so incredible excited!

Thank you so much. Also, love your blog, new follower over here:)

KarenOctober 15, 2017 - 2:09 pm

I am finding your site to be SO helpful while planning the Andalusian triangle for December! Two questions:
1. Do you know anything about booking just the Nasrid Palace for evening/night? I can’t seem to find tickets for just this part of Alhambra. Already booked through Viator for a morning tour of the rest of the complex.
2. The Arabian Baths don’t show a schedule for December yet. Any other info you can provide will be great!

SherOctober 15, 2017 - 2:12 pm

Hi Karen, so glad you’re finding it helpful! Hm they used to sell an evening Nasrid Palace ticket but with all the recent changes im not so sure. It looks like the tour has been removed from both viator and ticketmaster.. Im traveling in Ireland at the moment but can look better for both your questions when I’m back home!

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Brianne GeorgeJuly 12, 2016 - 9:47 pm

Wow, this class looks like so much fun! All of those pastas look so good!!

Xo, Brianne

elle spannJuly 13, 2016 - 7:30 am

So fun! one of my favorite things to do is make ravioli by hand! it wasn’t until recently that I used an actually pasta maker for spaghetti!
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Adaleta AvdicJuly 13, 2016 - 1:14 pm

Not only are you a word traveler, but you make pasta by hand too. I just need to back away slowly at this point because you’re a total badass! xx Adaleta Avdic

ShelbiJuly 13, 2016 - 3:31 pm

Wow those pesto and riccota filled ravioli look delicious! The cheese plate and wine also sounds great right about now :)

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MelodyJuly 19, 2016 - 12:34 pm

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more appetizing food post! All of the pasta pics look so great. Even your introductory mushroom shot had me salivating. I know what kind of food I’ll be having for lunch. :)

SherJuly 20, 2016 - 9:19 am

Aw thanks Melody, you’re making me blush! I really loved the class and it taught me that making fresh pasta isn’t as hard as I always thought!

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HayleyJuly 11, 2016 - 10:41 am

These pictures are stunning! <3 In LOVE with those glasses too girl!

Hayley xo

ThuyJuly 11, 2016 - 11:15 am

lmao, I hate not packing what I need (in reference to Spain being unexpectedly cold). When I went to Paris, I didn’t bring shoes appropriate for rainy weather and like two of my flights were ruined :(


SherJuly 11, 2016 - 1:55 pm

Thanks Hayley! They are definitely my go to sunnies, from Prada I think.

SherJuly 11, 2016 - 1:56 pm

Ugh Thuy I unfortunately seem to mis-pack on nearly every trip. I have to get better at packing a variety of outfits. Rain is hard to pack in advance though – rainboots take up so much space!

MyraMylaJuly 11, 2016 - 3:03 pm

Love the way you’ve styled this post, it’s a visual treat! :) love the outfit too – that bag *swoon* xx

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SherJuly 11, 2016 - 6:04 pm

Aw thank you Myra!

Amanda | Glitter & SpiceJuly 12, 2016 - 2:12 am

So chic. Love this look and LOOOOOOOVE that bag! Gorg.
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Hang Around The WorldJuly 12, 2016 - 4:13 am

The photos are so perfect! I loved reading it especially because is what I was searching for :)

melissaJuly 12, 2016 - 2:49 pm

You look so great in this all black look! This peplum top definitely elevated your outfit and gave it some dimension. I don’t think you can really go wrong with all black and you definitely didn’t. The burgundy bag was a great standout piece and I think you look so great!

Krista WilliamsJuly 12, 2016 - 6:08 pm

LOVED your picks here – so gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing love!

SherJuly 12, 2016 - 6:23 pm

Aw thank you Melissa!

RachelJuly 13, 2016 - 2:05 am

So chic and pretty!


JoyceJuly 13, 2016 - 5:29 pm

Love the peplum and the Theory pants! I can’t believe that those are athletic wear, they look so fancy and good on you!

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KateJuly 17, 2016 - 7:30 pm

This is adorable on you! And that location is too pretty!
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RobbieJuly 4, 2016 - 4:49 pm

That bag is EVERYTHING! It’s super chic and very sleek, totally something that can be paired with a lot of different outfits. Also, those shorts are totally cool. Just an overall awesome outfit!

AlainaJuly 4, 2016 - 4:50 pm

Those sunglasses are just to die for!


KemkemJuly 4, 2016 - 6:28 pm

I like the outfit, but that bag is the bomb! It looks awesome and l would love it. Wish l could win the gift card. I used to shop Nordstroms, but none in Spain.:-)

Adaleta AvdicJuly 4, 2016 - 7:42 pm

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elle spannJuly 4, 2016 - 10:27 pm

love the ease of your look! it is classic, yet modern and edgy. your shoes are my favorite part :)
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Subhadrika SenJuly 5, 2016 - 6:21 am

Thats a stunning outfit and you look gorgeous in two of my most favourite colours- black and white.

Hayle OlsonJuly 5, 2016 - 12:30 pm

Love that bag! It’s brilliant!


JoyceJuly 5, 2016 - 8:40 pm

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SophiaJuly 5, 2016 - 9:22 pm

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MercyJuly 6, 2016 - 3:02 am

You look great in this classic attire, the bag and sunnies are not to be missed.


RachelJuly 6, 2016 - 7:09 am

lovely outfit! love your bag!


EricaiJuly 6, 2016 - 10:36 am

Such an adorable look! Hope you had a happy 4th :)


SherJuly 6, 2016 - 2:13 pm

Thanks Erica! hope you did as well :)

SherJuly 6, 2016 - 2:14 pm

Thanks Rachel!

SherJuly 6, 2016 - 2:14 pm

Aw thank you Mercy! Yes I never feel as put together without a great bag and sunglasses :)

Andrea | Happy CareeristaJuly 8, 2016 - 2:52 pm

Super beautiful shots :D

SherJuly 9, 2016 - 4:15 pm

Thanks Andrea!

Fashion Fills Your HeartJuly 9, 2016 - 7:35 pm

Love those shoes!

Brianne GeorgeJuly 11, 2016 - 8:44 pm


I wish every weekend was three days long, too!
This location is gorgeous!! I went to NYC last summer and took photos on Bow Bridge, but this is like a little hidden gem in the park!
Your bag is so beautiful!

Xo, Brianne

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My top tips when visiting Cordoba – including a can’t miss photo spot!


The Fashion FolksJune 16, 2016 - 8:34 am

These are lovely tips, so many gorgeous places! Xx


JoyceJune 16, 2016 - 10:58 am

All of these places are so pretty! I love all your pictures & how organized all your tips are. Hopefully I can stop by some of these cities in my July trip to Spain this year. And also loving all your travel fashion! <3

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Maggie KrolJune 16, 2016 - 11:55 am

I love this post so much! My fiancé and I are actually looking for places to go on our honeymoon and this seems so romantic. The photos are beautiful. Truly appreciate the detailed breakdown of your adventure.


Xoxo, Maggie

SherJune 16, 2016 - 3:56 pm

Thank you Maggie! Spain is a great honeymoon destination :)

Vishu SaumyaJune 16, 2016 - 4:13 pm

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LouJune 17, 2016 - 1:57 pm

Nice article and pictures !
We subscribe to your blog :)
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Siddhartha JoshiJune 17, 2016 - 11:41 pm

Wow! Loved the pictures and the post :)

mark wyldJune 18, 2016 - 8:22 pm

Looks like a great place to visit. We are heading Spain later this year but could only fit in Granada and Seville wish we had time for Corboda aswell. I have always loved the look of the Roman bridge

JoyJune 18, 2016 - 9:25 pm

so beautiful, I m sure you had fun. I can’t wait to go to Spain.


Vicki LouiseJune 18, 2016 - 10:30 pm

Wow! I never realised there was so much to see and do in Cordoba – it looks like a beautiful part of the world!

Lara DunningJune 19, 2016 - 12:55 am

I love the breakdown of the sites, hotels and places to eat. Very helpful. I’m particularly drawn by the mosque and the roman bridge.

BriannaJune 19, 2016 - 11:27 am

Wow! I love all these photos- expecially the Roman Bridge! I also really like how you added your own personal tips!

Carly MooreJune 19, 2016 - 2:27 pm

1st Century Roman Bridge… I’d be all over that. Your photo’s are fantastic and your blog makes me want to redesign mine a bit lol.

Michelle WJune 19, 2016 - 2:42 pm

Such gorgeous, dreamy photos! I went to Cordoba in 2012 and I loved it!! Happy to see I’ve done most of the things you recommend. Going back to Spain this summer but only for about 5 days unfortunately

ReaJune 19, 2016 - 3:58 pm

Let me start by saying that you have some really beautiful pics! I love Spain so much, especially Andalusia as the mixture with the Arabic culture makes is really special. Although I am originally from Slovenia, I spent 6 years living in Granada and went to Cordoba a couple of times. I’m afraid I’ll have to disappoint you because, to be honest, I’ve only been to Mezquita, while I spent the rest of the time wandering around the streets, having cerveza along with some really good tapas :) I guess I’ll have to go back to tick off the rest of its landmarks! :)

Karla StrandJune 19, 2016 - 5:49 pm

Love this post! So thorough and such beautiful photos! Pinned :D

Carmen's Luxury TravelJune 19, 2016 - 10:59 pm

Cordoba, actually all of Andalucía, is such a beautiful part of Spain. Your photos are lovely, thanks for sharing. Happy travels :)

KerriJune 20, 2016 - 12:11 am

It’s all stunning but I think Calleja de las Flores would be the place I would love to spend some time. Gorgeous photos and I love all the alleys.

TravelGretlJune 20, 2016 - 4:05 pm

Love your pictures and the way you style your blog! Much better than many I’ve seen (including my own website really ;) So congratz, well done :D

Lauren Meshkin @BonVoyageLaurenJune 20, 2016 - 5:21 pm

I fell in love with Seville and Granada recently, but have yet to visit Cordoba! It’s going on my list now. Beautiful pictures :)

Jackie Sills-DellegrazieJune 20, 2016 - 10:12 pm

What an informative post! I’d love to see the CALLEJA DE LAS FLORES! How true it is to visit popular sights in the morning or at night to avoid the crowds. I did this in Prague and got amazing photos of the city. Cordoba looks incredible. I can totally picture myself strolling the streets and admiring the architecture.

SherJune 21, 2016 - 12:02 am

hey jackie, i hope you check it out! yes, always going early and later seems to help a bit with crowd control :)

SamanthaJune 24, 2016 - 11:32 am

Your photos are absolutely stunning. I would love to visit Spain and your pictures make me want to check out Cordoba!! Amazing scenery and wow, that Cathedral! Thank you for sharing this post!

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Cristal DyerJune 24, 2016 - 6:03 pm

Beautiful pictures! Definitely makes me want to visit <3

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LaurenJune 27, 2016 - 11:49 pm

Such a wonderfully indepth list! I loved Córdoba when I visited when I was 26. Truly romantic… Love the photos.

KorinnaJuly 23, 2016 - 2:47 am

Your photos are amazing! Made me wanna go to Cordoba :)

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MalikaDecember 28, 2017 - 11:33 am

Lovely post! Followed your itinerary. However I feel that you should rename No.3 as Museo Alzcazar Reyes Cristianos. It is confusing as we keyed in Alzcazar de los Reyes Cristianos and ended up wasting half an hour by reaching the other side of the castle where there was no entry.

SherDecember 28, 2017 - 1:06 pm

Hi Malika – glad you liked the post! Sure, ill add in that tip. Thanks!

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