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Eating in Granada / Re: Tea Houses in Granada
« Last post by granadagirl on August 10, 2014, 08:28:35 AM »
In the last 20 years tea houses have proliferated in Granada.

They are centred mainly around the Caldererias which is a Moroccan street in Granada reminiscent of an Arabic Kasbah.

Most of them serve a wide variety of teas, and they sell cakes and Moroccan delicacies.
Some of them do fixed priced menus although if you look on review sites many people complain a lot about the quality of food
so just stick to the tea and cakes if you are a fussy or demanding eater

The atmosphere is very chilled out and there is relaxing Moroccan music.

Most of them don't serve alcohol.

The waiters are usually laid back and you should not expect to be served very quickly. Maybe this is a cultural thing so don't go if you are in an impatient frame of mind.

You can also partake of a hookah which is a Moroccan smoking pipe.

Flavored tobacco is  created by marinating cuts of tobacco in a multitude of flavored molasses, this is then is put  above the water and covered by pierced foil with hot coals placed on top, and the smoke is drawn through cold water to cool and filter it.
There is no hashish in it.

To see a list of Teterias click on this link.

Tea Houses in Granada

Eating in Granada / Tea Houses in Granada
« Last post by Ashley on August 10, 2014, 08:09:13 AM »
I have been told that a good thing to do in Granada is to go to a Tea House.

Where are the best ones?
Eating in Granada / Re: Vegetarian Restaurant in Granada
« Last post by granadagirl on August 10, 2014, 08:02:40 AM »
There are an increasing amount of places for vegans.

Both the Hicurri and the Paprika have gone vegan in the past year.

Click here for a list of vegan places in Granada
When you get on the first bus the ticket is timestamped.
You can then get on any other bus as long as it is not on the same line for up to 1 hour afterwards.
You only have to pay once.

You can buy a ticket and a bono on any bus except the LAC .

To buy a ticket or a bono on the LAC you have to go to the ticket vending machine and pay in cash or by card.
The vending machines are next to the bus stops.

Get the SN1 change at Fuente Nueva (andaluces)  or the SN2 to cruz del sur .
Get on the LAC
Get off at the cathedral
Then get on a C1 or C2 to Paseo de los Tristes.

Getting around in Granada / From the bus station to Paseo de los Tristes by bus
« Last post by Doss on July 30, 2014, 02:55:55 AM »
I want to go from the bus station to Paseo de los Tristes by bus because I am staying at the Cervantes apartment.
On the bus pages on
it says that I have to use 3 buses.

It says that the price per ticket is 80 cents per person with a bono but 1.30 with a normal ticket.

Do I have to buy 3 tickets is can I do the journey with 1 ticket?
Can I buy a bono at the bus station or on the bus?
What to do in Granada / Precautions on a night out in Granada
« Last post by Steven Wellington on July 13, 2014, 12:23:39 AM »
I have some friends visiting me at the moment.

Last night they went out "de marcha" and came back home at 9.30am.

In the early part of the evening at about 1am they went to Mae West which is a very popular disco bar in Granada.

A very well built man tried to steal my friends iphone which she was keeping in her bra.

She realised immediately and grabbed hold of his arm and then started biting him to force him to let go. (she is a very feisty German girl who had just been working on a farm) a big struggle ensued. Although the other people dancing nearby offered no assistance my 3 friends caused such a commotion that the security guards came over to investigate.

The first reaction of the mugger thief scum bag was to accuse my friend of trying to steal his phone but of course she knew the access code to the phone and could prove it was hers.

After some insistence the mugger thief scum was thrown out.

So, if you go out drinking (especially if you are foreign looking)

Preferably take out an old phone. (or buy a new one for about 14 euros) Put anything you care about in a well buttoned or zipped pocket. Leave your passport and other important documents at home. Just take out as much money as you need. Don't get so drunk that you don't know what you are doing. Don't hang up a coat with anything valuable in it. There are some scum bags out there trying to take advantage of people out having a good time. Let's make life difficult for them.

This incident didn't ruin their night and afterwards they had a great time. They came back with some fresh cakes from the bakery for out breakfast.

Here is more info about Mae West
Don't forget you can always print your tickets out at home using the reference number in the ticketmaster confirmation email.
Alternatively, you can pick them up from the following places:

    any SERVICAIXA cashpoint in Andalucía
    the white cashpoint at the ALHAMBRA SHOP on Calle Reyes Católicos in Granada
    CARREFOUR (large supermarket)
    HALCON VIAJES (travel agency)
    TICKET OFFICE on Calle Acera del Casino (in front of Teatro Isabel la Católica)

For more information, see
If you would like to see more than just La Alhambra than rent a bike and go cycling outside of the city. it is a great option to discover more and cheap too. You simply rent a road bike in the Sierra Nevada (Granada) Andalusia with Rent-A-Bici.

Spain and mainly Andalucia are known for their great road cycling. In the south of this amazing country you can ride through the impressive mountain range of the Sierra Nevada (3.390 meters) if you like you can also take it more easy. Through white mountain villages and it’s national parks on your way to the beach, it’s the perfect way to complete your holiday with a great road bike tour in this great area. We don't only rent bikes, but clothing and helmets too in case you didn't bring them with you.

Rent-A-Bici rents quality road bikes (Giant TCR 0) so you can take whatever route you like. All kind of levels are available in this area.
- Free delivery and pick up the bikes from the hotel within 10 km of Granada.
- If you have brought your own pedals & cycling shoes, it can be set up for you.
Getting around in Granada / Re: Bicycle Hire in Granada.
« Last post by rent-a-bici on July 04, 2014, 05:27:52 AM »
Cycling Granada, Andalusia is great!
If you want to rent a road bike, go to

Good road bike rental in Spain is very rare so Rent-A-Bici in Granada is your best choice.
Delivery to hotels for free (within 5km from Granada)
Getting around in Granada / Re: Has anyone been on the new tourist train?
« Last post by rent-a-bici on July 04, 2014, 05:24:24 AM »
when our parents where here it was great doing that (70 years..), or might be fun with children as well...
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