Tapas in Granada, Spain

In Granada we learned that sometimes the best plan was no plan at all. We had the best time tapas crawling by just wandering the streets, where the tapas bars are plentiful and the tapas are complimentary with every drink…

Julia Eats

Sierra-nevada-granadaGranada sits at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains in the Andalusian region of Southern Spain. Visgoths, Romans, Moors and Christians have left their marks on the city that is now Granada. The Moors surrendered Granada to Catholic monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492, completing the Reconquista and ending 800 years of Muslim rule in Spain.

Despite all of its rich history, the city has a youthful energy thanks to the University of Granada, which has 80,000 students on five campuses around the city. Granada is filled with young people lounging in the parks and sitting outside at cafes.


Eating out is a favorite past time in Andalusia, and Granada is one of the few Spanish cities where you still get free tapas with drinks. This tradition of always having a bite of food with alcohol goes back centuries. In fact, it is rare to see Spaniards drinking without…

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5 responses to “Tapas in Granada, Spain”

  1. I so enjoyed reading that and seeing your photos. Thank you! I really loved Granada when I went there a couple of years ago and it’s one of the places I’m longing to return to.


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