Living in Granada, Spain for the past four months has been surreal. There’s no one thing that makes it great but instead a million little things that make this city amazing. Here’s a summary of why Granda is great, told with pictures (note to creatives: all my photos are free to use under Creative Commons, see the Free Photos section).
Weekly walks or runs into the mountains, which are a 45 minute walk from the city center, give stunning views:
It’s hard to beat the contrast of standing in olive groves while gazing on snow-capped mountain peaks. But just a typical walk, down a commercial street can be quite beautiful too:
The city revolves around the Alhambra palace. You get nice views of it from all over the city:
But hiking into the hills above it gives the best view:
There are also views of the snowy Sierra Nevada mountains from many places within the city:
And at night Granada is absolutely enchanting:
The panoramic views aren’t bad either.
Then you’ve got the parks and churches:
And the tapas… imagine you walk into a bar and order a glass of wine for 1.50 – 2.00 euros (about $2 USD), and along with a great Spanish wine they give you a free dish of food that looks like:
And then there’s the whole amazing country waiting right outside the city limits, which we’ve only barely begun to explore:
And that’s four months living in Granada. Stay tuned.
While traveling I’ve been building an app called Do.List for making lists. Users can list things in Today, Tomorrow, or Later and easily move tasks as they plan their days. Try it out: