8 things to do for free in Granada

8 things to do for free in Granada

The main attractions of Granada, including El Alhambra, the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel are all guaranteed to lighten your wallet but that doesn’t mean that you must pay for everything in Granada. So join us here at hitchhikershandbook as we explore what you can achieve without spending a penny.

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  1. Carrol de Carbón (Calle Molino de la Corteza del Carmen, located near the Town Hall) is the sole remaining Caravanserai (Arabic Inn) in Spain and is Free to enter. (Mon – Fri: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat & Sun: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
  2. “El Bañuelo”(Carrera del Darro 31) is one of the oldest Moorish buildings in the city and is Free to enter. (Tue – Sat: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

  3. Carrera del Darro is a wide promenade at the foot of La Alhambra and contains many of the city’s most interesting buildings, and is of course free to enjoy.
  4. The district of El Albayzín is a UNESCO World Heritage City in itself, so simply walk around and soak up the atmosphere.
  5. Museo de Casa de los Tiros (Calle Pavaneras 19) contains a wide variety of artwork and other arts in both its permanent and temporary collections and is Free to EU citizens. (16 Sep – 31 May: Mon – Sat: 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Sun: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon: Closed,1 Jun – 15 Sep: Mon – Sat: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sun: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon: Closed)
  6. In Granada most bars offer free tapas when you buy a drink, so hold off on buying that expensive lunch you were thinking about. Simply eat and get drunk at the same time.
  7. If you’re a fan of Flamenco shows then you might be disappointed to find out that almost all of the Flamenco clubs charge a cover fee at the door. You’re best bet is to head to Café Elvira(Calle Elvira, 85). It doesn’t do official concerts as such, but is popular with local musicians and artists.
  8. For fans of street art and interesting graffiti, head to Cuesta del Caidero which leads down the hill from La Alhambra, in the Realejo – San Matias district.

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9 Responses to 8 things to do for free in Granada

  1. These all sound amazing, but I still really want to see the Alhambra too!

  2. jlwlalor says:

    Nice! Funnily enough I was thinking about going there during a trip I’m making this summer. Thanks for the post!

  3. Paul Moore says:

    There’s some excellent advice here. Well done! Granada is a truly wonderful city. I’ve been there several times (hitchhiking and train) and was so enamoured with the place that I once stayed for a few weeks and almost bought an apartment there (right in the centre of the old town). And it’s true that many bars offer free tapas when you buy a drink :)

    • Thanks a lot for your lovely comment, Paul! You’re right, Granada it’s magical. We probably would have fallen in love with it as well if we hadn’t been enamoured with Barcelona, León and Segovia (where we will probably plant our roots some day :)

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