As far as romance goes, there’s no shortage in Granada, Spain. Located at the base of the Sierra NevadaMountains in Andalucía, Granada has so much to offer you as a newly-wedded couple. Only an hour from the Mediterranean coast, and home to two UNESCO world heritage sites, Granada is sure to charm you with its rich Spanish culture and stunning views.
Perhaps its most popular attraction is the ancient fortress known as the Alhambra. Whether you enjoy the ancient history, breathtaking beauty, or strolling through the gardens, a trip to the Alhambra is a must.
Just a stone’s throw away from the Alhambra is the Albaizin, with which you are sure to fall in love. With a rich Moorish past, the area is home to some of Granada’s best views in, particularly the Mirador de San Nicolas. This lookout point sits directly across from the Alhambra, offering a perfect view of the ancient fortress and the entire city. It’s a hot spot for couples seeking a romantic evening, especially at sunset.
Not far from the Albaizin you can find the “Banuelos” or “Arab Bath House”, also known as a Hammam. Styled after traditional Hammams, the Banuelos has evolved into more of a spa. They offer massages, relaxing baths, or you can just enjoy the warm waters with your querido.
Up the road from the Albaizin is Sacramonte. Previously known as the gypsy quarter, it’s now famous for its Flamenco performances. The locals will be the first to tell you that Granada is one of the best places in Spain to catch a Flamenco show.
Just when you think Granada couldn’t be any more charming, the sun sets and the city comes to life. As tradition goes, residents take to the streets around 9 or 10 pm to socialize and enjoy “tapas.” As inventors of these tasty bites served at bars throughout the country, Spaniards have long-enjoyed snacking on tapas prior to hitting the town. And did we mention they’re free when you order a drink? What’s not to like? Because southern Spain has a mild climate, people tend to eat outside year-round, creating a festive atmosphere in the plazas and cafes.
Granada is a must as part of a longer honeymoon in Spain. However you choose to enjoy the city, it will be unforgettable. What better way to celebrate your new life together?