A family vacation in Granada, Spain, can be spent wandering around the city streets. The cathedral bells will ring in the background. And you will feel right at home as you all smell the delicious cuisine wafting out of the restaurants. There are so many things you can do during a family vacation in Granada. Some of those activities are more touristy than others. So, if you want to feel like a local during your family vacation in Granada, Spain, you will need to choose your activities wisely. Today, I am sharing some of the things you should do to feel like a local while on vacation in Granada.
Sitting on the steps in this plaza is one of the best things to do in Granada during a family vacation. As you sit, you can devour all goodies from the nearby bakeries. Or strike up a conversation with a local. You may even find the opportunity to do both.
I recommend visiting the Plaza de las Pasiegas around sunset. The changing colors in the sky dance of the cathedral’s façade. This is also the time when the street performers arrive to show off their skills.
Bask in this time in the plaza. It is an excellent place to make memories with your family.
The square of La Romanilla is always bustling. If you want to see this square in all its glory, I recommend arriving around lunchtime on a Saturday. That is when most people can be seen wandering around.
Now, if you are searching for a quieter atmosphere, go early in the morning. Grab a cup of coffee and embrace the stillness that surrounds you.
The flea market of Alcaicería is a wonderful place for a family shopping adventure. There are plenty of shops to discover within the narrow alleys. You may not find too much to take home with you. However, a souvenir or two will probably find its way into your luggage.
Another flea market of interest is Marcha Verde. This flea market is also called Marcadillo de Almanjayar. It is open every Sunday. So, plan your itinerary carefully if you want to visit and do a little shopping.
Grand houses and gardens are everywhere in Granada, Spain. One of those incredible houses is Carmen de los Martines. Unfortunately, you cannot go inside this home to look around. However, you can explore the park, which is known as the Park of the Poets by the locals.
One of the squares near the house offers spectacular views of the city. Just keep an eye open for peacocks as you wander around. They are everywhere within this lush green space.
You can capture the setting sun almost anywhere in Granada. If you want to skip the tourist sites though, venture over to Saint Miguel Alto. There is an observation deck there that will be full of locals if anyone else is even there.
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El Sacromonte is a picturesque neighborhood in Granada. Many of the Granada gypsies who arrived in this area lived in caves in this neighborhood. Some of those caves are long gone. However, eleven of them have been preserved.
Take the time to visit one of these caves and learn how people lived in previous centuries.
The Albaicin neighborhood is another area your family should visit during a vacation in Granada. All the narrow streets wind around to the point where it is possible you will feel lost in what appears to be a labyrinth.
Embrace the feeling as you check out the old balconies, ancient doors, and gorgeous views. And don’t worry, getting back to where you started won’t be as difficult as you first think.
These are some of the best things to add to your itinerary to feel like a local while on a family vacation in Granada, Spain. I can help you find many other activities to add to your list as I am planning your Granada vacation.
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