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While the Alhambra draws people to this city, you'll discover when you book a hotel in Granada that it has much more to offer than just this splendid monument. Granada is a gritty mix where vibrant street life, tapas bars, flamenco clubs and street art sit alongside elegant Moorish architecture and the beautiful city cathedral. Granada was the last foothold of the Moors in Spain and the legacy of this still stands strong. You'll find this particularly so in the Arab quarter or Albayzín. As you tour the city, make sure to call into a few tapas bars. Very often, when you order a glass of beer or wine it comes with a complimentary tapas. If not, choose a few from the menu to share. We recommend the migas or breadcrumbs with meat or fish, the boquerones fritos (deep-fried anchovies) or simply a sharing platter of local cheese and ham. Start planning your Granada visit by searching eDreams for hotel deals and good value hostels or bed and breakfasts.

What to see in Granada?

At least a whole morning needs to be devoted to the Alhambra with its ornate palaces full of intricate carvings and colourful mosaics. Also part of the Alhambra is the lavish Generalife gardens with its beautiful water-features and the archaeological remains of the Alcazaba. This is the most popular attraction in Spain, especially the 14th-century Palacios Nazaríes, so as a top tip we recommend booking your Alhambra tickets as soon as you book a hotel in the city. Rising above the city's main street is Granada's Cathedral, an early example of Spanish Renaissance style. Work started in the early 16th-century on the site of a former mosque and took nearly 200 years to finish. Inside, admire the effigies of Ferdinand and Isabella as well as the soaring white marble columns. When it's time for some refreshments, search out one of the city's exotic teahouses or teterías. As well as a drink, sample some sticky Arabic sweets and cakes. Then, in the evening, head to the Sacramonte caves to enjoy a captivating Flamenco show.

Where to stay in Granada?

While Granada is a large city, the neighbourhoods of its historic centre are quite compact, and each has its own character. Choosing cheap hotels in any of these districts would give you a real flavour of Spanish life. Albaicín is a district of gleaming white houses that rise up to the north of the Alhambra. Because of its ancient citadel, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. Below is the Realejo neighbourhood, home to Granada's Jewish population when the city was a Moorish stronghold. Explore this heritage in the Sephardic Museum. While in Realejo look out for the earthy yet elegant street art of famous local resident El Niño de las Pinturas. If your hotel in Granada is in either of these districts you are just a few steps away from Centro with its shops and tapas bars. The streets around Paseo de Los Tristes form a delightful area, especially at the weekend when they come alive with market stalls selling everything from local produce to jewellery, soap and handmade lamps. Find some time as well to enjoy a visit to the Hammam Al Andalus Granada. These Arabic baths are just the place to unwind after a day on your feet. Enjoy all the delights of Granada by using eDreams' filters to search for cheap hotels by date, price, room type and location.

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