10 Unusual Things To Do In Granada: 2024 Updated Edition!

Unique Things to do in Granada

  1. Go on Hiking to Moanchil River
  2. Walk Along The Carrera del Darro
  3. Relax on The Bib-Rambla Square
  4. Visit The Trevelez Ham Museum
  5. Watch Flamenco Shows in Gypsy Caves
  6. Visit Museo Sefardí
  7. Go on Shopping in Calle Caldereria Nueva
  8. Experience Arab Bath
  9. Explore Sacromonte
  10. Savor a delicious Arab tea
If you wish to leave the crowd and experience something different during your vacation you have plenty of unusual things to do in Granada. If you wish to visit some remarkable places with your friends and family some of the places that you should definitely add to your itinerary are the Bib-Rambla Square, the Fine Arts Museum of Granada, the Museo Sefardi and the Realejo and the Sephardic Museum. These local sights of the city will surely leave you with an unforgettable memory.
You should also participate in the various unusual activities that the city of Granada offers. This includes discovering street art in Granada, taking a walk along the Carrera del Darro, or going shopping in Calle Caldereria Nueva. The most unmissable experience that this place offers is the late night Flamenco shows that take place in the beautiful neighborhood of the Gypsy caves in Sacromonte.

When it comes to unusual experiences related to food and beverages, you should definitely try out the famous Arab tea offered in some of the most popular locations. When you visit the city of Granada, do not forget to experience the Arab baths in the Hammas of the city.

Here is the list of best unusual things to do in Granada:

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Experience Arab Bath

The Hammas of Granada, which are essentially Arab baths, are a custom that has been practised in the city since the time of Muslim administration and are among of the oldest in Spain. In fact, there are three Arab baths in Granada that offer massages, aromatherapy treatments, and a variety of rooms with pools of various temperatures.

The benefits of hammams include stress relief, relaxation, blood circulation stimulation, and more. Booking in advance is advised because, depending on the season, hammams can become very busy.

Location: C. Sta. Ana, 16, 18009 Granada, Spain

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Go on Shopping in Calle Caldereria Nueva

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to shop in a Moorish Medina? You don't need to, because Calle Caldereria is the ideal location to have a similar experience. Fajalauza painted ceramics, inlaid items, and handicrafts from Morocco, Egypt, and Grenada are all available here.

Additionally, you may enjoy a flavorful tea in one of the many Andalusian tea shops while sampling the delectable Arab sweets, which you shouldn't miss.

Location: Calle de la Calderería Nueva, s/n, 18001 Granada, Spain

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Relax on The Bib-Rambla Square

The Plaza de Bib-Rambla, sometimes referred to as Bibarrambla by locals, is one of the oldest, historically significant and unusual things to do in Granada. It served as the scene and silent witness of Muslim bazaars, mediaeval jousts, bullfights, acts of faith, public executions, popular celebrations, and Corpus Christi processions.

It was the first square of the old Medina Garnata during Nasrid times. It has continued to persist throughout the centuries as Granada's main square.

Location: Pl. de Bib-Rambla, 18001 Granada, Spain

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Visit Museo Sefardí

The Sefardi Museum in Granada presents cultural knowledge, religious artefacts, literature, and other information to illustrate the history of the Jews in Spain. The on-site library offers an extensive description of Jewish culture and heritage, and if you enjoy reading, you'll enjoy browsing  through the books here.

It's touching to see the exhibit honouring Jewish women who contributed to the survival of the culture.

Location: Placeta de Berrocal, 5, 18009 Granada, Spain

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Walk Along The Carrera del Darro

The Carrera del Darro,  is a quaint and wonderful cobblestone street that follows the length of the Darro River's left bank and is surrounded by stores, restaurants, bridges, and bars. Latin words Darro, which means gold, and Carrera, which means street, are the source of the name.

This is one of Granada's most picturesque treks, and it will provide you with views of the Alhambra Palace as well as access to patios and Arab baths.

Carrera del Darro, 18010 Granada, Spain

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Explore Sacromonte

One of the most unusual things to do in Granada is Sacromonte. The homes in this area are known as cave houses, because they are carved into the rock. Originally used by the peasants class, they have been entirely and appropriately modernised with all the latest amenities.

Even now, the Sacromonte caves are still visible on the Granada hillside. Just before sunset, climb to the top of these caves for the greatest views, which include some of the most breathtaking panoramas of the Alhambra and the city.

Location: Camino del Sacromonte 4, Granada

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Watch Flamenco Shows in Gypsy Caves

The birthplace of flamenco in Granada is the Sacromonte neighbourhood. The gipsies who came to live here in the 18th century lived in the caverns. There are museums today that can help you learn more about the surroundings and history of this great neighbourhood.

If you happen to be nearby, it is advised you to check out a Gypsy Zambra to learn more about the area's diverse cultural heritage. These performances are one of the most unusual things to do in Granada and are typically held in the evening.

Location: Camino del Sacromonte, Sacromonte, Granada

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Go on Hiking to Monachil River

In Granada, there is a really intriguing road called Ruta de Los Cahorros de Monachil that winds through a small ravine with five hanging bridges, waterfalls, and a cool riverbank setting.

Trekking the 8-kilometer path that departs from the town of Monachil is one of the best amongst the unusual things to do in Granada. Due to its outstanding beauty and simple trail, Monachil is one of the routes that is popular for being suitable for doing with the family.
Location: Sierra Nevada National and Natural Park, Ctra. antigua de Sierra Nevada, Granada, Spain

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Visit The Trevelez Ham Museum

Get intrigued by the various unusual things to do in Granada like visiting the Trevelez Ham Museum. You can take advantage of a thorough and engaging guided tour offered here to learn more about the master ham producers' processes and how ham is dried.

The amount of ham that is kept inside and the distinct smell it emits will startle you when you first walk into the ham drying room. The products in this museum stand out for their painstaking preparation and great quality, which produces an excellent final flavour.

Location: Haza de la Iglesia, s/n, 18417 Trevélez, Granada, Spain

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Savor a Delicious Arab Tea

The fragrance of all the condiments and aromas is indisputable when you walk through the streets of Granada. The similar thing occurs when you walk into a tea shop and sip on some excellent fruity and floral-scented tea. You can get a hearty drink with a variety of flavours in a number of locations.

The Baghdad tea shop, El Folcrore Andalusi tea shop, and Generalife tea shop are some of the greatest locations to enjoy Arab tea. You can also get some of the sweet delights on the menu to go with your cup of hot beverage.

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People Also Ask About Granada

  1. How to reach Trevelez Ham Museum from the main city?

    1. By Bus: Bus travel is the most economical option for travelling from Granada to Trevelez. There is a direct bus that travels from Granada to Trevelez. Services run round-the-clock, four times every day.

    2. By Car: Granada and Trevelez are separated by a driving distance of 88 kilometres. Driving time from Granada to Trevelez is about 1 hour and 22 minutes.
  2. What are the most unique things to do in Granada with friends?

    - Explore the Fine Arts Museum of Granada

    - Shop in the streets of Calle Caldereria Nueva

    - Dinner at the viewpoint of San Nicolas
  3. What are the best things to do in Granada in one day?

    Here is the list of best things to do in Granada in one day

    1. Granada Cathedral:
    The Granada Cathedral, features stunning Renaissance architecture from the 16th century and is the ideal site to start your journey.

    2. Royal Chapel of Granada: The Royal Chapel was constructed especially to store the remains of the royal family, including two of Spain's most famous monarchs.

    3. Central Granada: You might as well spend some time taking in the sights and exploring some of the unusual things to do in Granada while you're down at the city's core, Central Granada.
  4. Which are the best historical places in Granada?

    Here is the list of best historical places in Granada

    1. Alhambra: Visitors may see the grandeur of the Moorish culture at Alhambra, which also offers incredible views of Granada, lush gardens, and flowing water features.

    2. Mirador de San Nicolas: To get the best views of the Alhambra, the city's top tourist destination, climb the hill to Mirador de San Nicolas.

    3. Royal Chapel of Granada: The Royal Chapel of Granada, a prime example of Renaissance architecture, serves as the focal point of the city and was designed to be the ultimate resting place for Charles I of Spain.
  5. What is the best time to visit Granada?

    The spring and fall seasons are ideal for visiting Granada. The city boasts pleasant weather in September and October, however there are less visitors. The same is true for early June, early April, and late May, albeit those times of year can be a touch chilly.
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