We travelled to Andalusia in the last week of May with another couple and our first stop was Granada. Upon arrival, we joined a walking tour which explains the history of this city, also the last stronghold of the Moors. We stayed in and Airbnb apartment in Albayzin (the Arab quarter) and spent the next few days visiting Alhambra and its spectacular gardens, hiking through Sacramonte and its caves and exploring the city itself.
This spring in Granada is especially green because they have had too much rain over the last few months according to our guide. The gardens of Alhambra was full of roses in this period and the fragrance is just beyond description... We took our time to appreciate the architecture and Islamic decor of the Alhambra as well.
And of course, don't forget that Granada is the city of free tapas! Yes, you actually get a free plate of tapas whenever you order a drink. And being a vegetarian isn't difficult at all in Granada because there are plenty of options! For vegetarians, you must go to Restaurante Raices. Eduard and I went there for two consecutive lunches. Thumbs up for both quality and quantity!!! We went to Terra one evening for tapas and burgers. And along Calle Elvira, there are many kebab and falafel shops. My favourite go-to for a falafel wrap is Dammascos. All in all, we ate really well in Granada.
The best way to visit Granada would be to buy the Granada Tourist Card which costs only 40euros with this card, we visited the Alhambra and Palacios Nazaries, the Cathedral, the Royal Chapel and the Science Park. There are other points of visit included inside the card as well.