Scenes From Granada

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“Give him an offering, my lady, for there is not greater tragedy than that of the blind man in Granada.” So goes a quote, allegedly said to a woman passing a beggar on the street in Granada.

We spent three full days walking this beautiful city. The touristy areas can be a bit overwhelming, but once you get off the beaten path, there are many great gems to be found. One of my favorites, as evidenced in the photos below, was a great walk to find Granada’s street art enclave.

Bike Touring Granada, Spain

Glad I am not carrying this guy’s load… 4 rears and some sort of giant handlebar bag.
Granada, Spain photography

Granada Tapas - Spain

The Spanish love their ham; I love tapas. Order a drink, get a tapa. It’s a pretty great concept. Unfortunately it is only still religiously practiced in the state of Granada. Sixty-seven percent of the what you get is ham, sausage, or the traditional potato quiche-like pie, but there are tons of funky tapas bars where you may get a creative take on gazpacho or a nice plate of artisan cheese.

Granada, Spain photography - Street Art

The start of our street art walk.
Granada, Spain photography - Street Art
Granada, Spain photography - Street Art
A lot of the work was by an artist who uses a chainring graphic as a common motif.

Granada, Spain photography - Street Art

Granada, Spain photography - Street Art

Granada, Spain photography - Street Art

Granada, Spain photography - Street Art

Granada, Spain photography - Street Art

Granada, Spain photography - Street Art

Granada, Spain photography - Street Art

Granada, Spain photography - Street Art

Granada, Spain photography - Street Art

Granada, Spain photography - Street Art

Granada, Spain photography

Back in the land of flight paths.
Granada, Spain photography

Granada, Spain photography - Alhambra

Some scenes from the monumental UNESCO World Heritage Site, Alhambra, an islamic palace fortress taken during the Reconquista.

Granada, Spain photography - Alhambra

Granada, Spain photography - Alhambra

Granada, Spain photography - Alhambra

Granada, Spain photography - Alhambra

Granada, Spain photography - Alhambra

Granada, Spain photography - Alhambra

Granada, Spain photography - Alhambra

Granada, Spain photography - Alhambra

Granada, Spain photography - Alhambra

Granada, Spain photography - Alhambra

A popular tapas bar, complete with stand up bar and nice sized portions.

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  • Andi

    Funny, I basically took almost the same pictures when been there some years ago. Granada is a real nice city .. everybody should see it once. If you’re wondering for more of that nice street art stuff, most is done by http://www.elninodelaspinturas.es/

  • http://www.pedalingnowhere.com/ Logan

    Cool, thanks for the info! I had heard the name of the artist, but forgot to make a note of it…

  • Debi Sen Gupta

    Where are these graffiti to be found in Granada?

  • Anne-laure Figer

    Hi, wondering how safe it is to leave a touring bike locked in Granada city centre for several hours ? Anyone had the experience ? Going in the area in a few weeks

  • http://www.bikepacking.com/ BIKEPACKING.com (Logan)

    I would probably opt to leave it at a lodging facility, as we did.

  • Anne-laure Figer

    Thanks for your reply. Thats actually what we are going to do, it was difficult to find something in the centre but we managed.

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