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Those who haven't seen Granada, haven't seen anything

The Andalusians say, "If you haven't seen Granada, you haven't seen anything." After experiencing the sunrise at the Mirador de San Nicolas while admiring the reddish battlement of the Alhambra after a night of flamenco in the hidden basement bar El Niño de las Almendras, you'll no doubt agree. The Alhambra, one of the most important secular Islamic structures and the town's landmark, towers over the city. A stroll through the gardens and the centuries-old palaces of the complex is a must. El Albayzin, a neighborhood on the adjacent hill, also dates back to the times of the city walls and Moorish past and was more recently home to the Gitanos, the Romani population in Spain. While the local flamenco music is nowadays commercially exploited at numerous events, it is still an essential part of their daily culture. At night the city's many tapas bars dominate. While tapas are popular all over Spain, in Granada customers receive them for free with their drinks. Late at night, everyone heads to one of the many clubs around Calle Elvira or to the public plazas where the parties last until the wee hours of the night. Those who want a little down-time should make an excursion to the outskirts of the city: The peaks of the Sierra Nevada are as intriguing as the romantic Alpujarras valley or the Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park along the coast, where the numerous hidden bays await eager explorers.

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  • Si pasais por Granada no podeis dejar de llevaros un bolso de pvc reciclado de lonas de eventos ocurridos en la capital.
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  • Ciudad con encanto, para contemplar y perderse por su calles.La Alhambra y sus jardines nos trasladan a otro tiempo.
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  • This place is packed with beautiful islamic and religious history captured with artistic features everywhere! A must visit for anyone into history/culture. Have a safe trip!
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  • If you want to see the Alhambra, make sure you get there very very early in the morning - tickets sell out quickly...
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