Granada: Weekend Trip


Seville is beautiful, but don’t forget to explore some of the beautiful surrounding areas and towns…

This week get inspired for your next adventure with this list of amazing things to do in Granada! Granada is accessible from Seville by bus with Omio or rental car through Alamo that you can collect and drop off in Seville. It is less than a three-hour journey so it is perfect for a change of scenery for a weekend trip.

There are many hostels and hotels to choose from, but be sure to book in advance for the best deals! It is in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains and you will enjoy incredible views of them across Granada’s skyline.


Granada is known for its beautiful Moorish architecture. The most famous is the Alahambra, which is one of the most visited tourist sites in Spain. Be sure to book your ticket for this far in advance, as they do sell out!

It is an incredible hilltop fortress which dates back to 1238. You will spend the full day here when you visit and still want more! Prepare to spend hours rambling through the stunning gardens, viewpoints and palace.

There are plenty of shops and places to eat to keep you energised to keep exploring. There is also onsite accommodation if you would really like to immerse yourself in this incredible space.


There is so much to do and see in Granada. From the beautiful city to the incredible nature of the surrounding hills. Why not try a tour, see some amazing sights and meet other travelers? There is something for everyone! 

City Tour – This hop-on hop-off tour is a really affordable option if you want to see the city and get information about the area. 

Biking in the Mountains – For the more adventurous travellers, this e-bike tour of the Sierra Nevada mountains may appeal to you! The mountain range features Spain’s highest mountain Mulhacén, and attracts tourists all year for hiking in the summer and skiing in the Winter. 

Walking the hanging bridges of Los Cahorros – This is another tour that may appeal to the explorers! Also to those who prefer moving at a slower pace or may want to take pictures, which is made more difficult on the bike tour.!

Spa and Baths

Want to totally relax on your weekend away? Hammam Al Ándalus offers the perfect space to relax your mind and body. There are hot and cold baths, steam rooms and massages in this beautiful space. You can get a ticket here if you are interested.


When ordering a drink in Granada, you will receive a tapa! As this region is famous for these tapas why not try some of these delicious tapas spots? 

La Riveria – This is one of Granada’s best places for tapas and serves large portions.

Bar de Nino – This spot has options for vegans and vegetarians!

Bar los diamantes – This bar is famous for its fish dishes .

Damasqueors – This is a great place if you’re travelling in a group, you can order large rounds of beers and tapas..

We hope this guide has inspired you to pack your bags and get ready for your next adventure. If you have caught the travel bug be sure to read some of our other posts about great places to visit, like this one about Huelva. Happy Travels! 

Photographer & Content Writer: Kate Glennon