Autumn is one of the best times to visit Granada; it's not so cold, and a wonderful pre-Christmas atmosphere with typical snowfall can be glimpsed in the nearby resort of Sierra Nevada. Its streets are filled with young people for most of the year, because it is a favorite for many university cities; by contrast, in the summer months it's almost deserted. It is one of those cities you must visit at least once in life.
Start the day with a great breakfast in the Cafe Futbol, one of these cafes that over time still survives that atmosphere of yesteryear. Its doors were opened in the early twentieth century by Antonio Suarez, the grandfather of the current Antonio Suarez; there are now four generations who run this establishment. They are faithful to the tradition in the preparation of their dishes, where you can taste the best churros in Granada and do not forget the exquisite curled milk, the best in Granada.
The Alhambra is one of the most important monuments of Granada, in Spain and the world. This imposing fortress, surrounded by lush forest, was declared a World Heritage Site in the nineties. The Alhambra is a marvel, being the world's oldest Arab fortress. Inside you will enjoy a chronological tour reminding you of kings who lived along time. It is full of amazing and impressive spaces such as the The Palace of Muhammad V, the Hall of Mozárabes, the Mirador de Daraxa, or the Generalife Gardens, which are wonderful.
Muslim heritage is omnipresent in this city. Tea shops remind us of the Arab past and smell so appealing. The best tea shops can be found in the Calderería Nueva Street, better known as "The Teahouse Street." You can also get some really great tomato puff pastry desserts and honey -- that crackling sound inside your mouth along with those sweet flavors and nuts are a real temptation for almost anyone.
There are several great hostels in Granada for backpackers. Some will place you in the center of the city, just a few minutes' walk from the cathedral and the old town. There are many bars and restaurants near accommodation places that serve tapas and typical dishes of the Andalusian cuisine. A stay in a Granada hostel can be an inexpensive way to explore the city.
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