Topic: Granada

Anybody been?

Wrote down Seville, Porto, Valencia, Lisbon and Granada on a piece of paper in a Liverpool bar/restaurant (q.v.) and pulled Granada from the splay for the wife's birthday trip.

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Yes.

"To tell you the truth, a lot of the younger lads don't care about the FA Cup, they think it's just something your Grandparents talk about. They'd rather we got knocked out." Trevor Davies - Streatham Rovers Football Club

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Great.

Nice spot for a Friday-thru-Monday?

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What time of the year?

"To tell you the truth, a lot of the younger lads don't care about the FA Cup, they think it's just something your Grandparents talk about. They'd rather we got knocked out." Trevor Davies - Streatham Rovers Football Club

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March

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It'll be nice then. Pleasant weather wise, low 50's. I went about 10yrs ago in the summer and it was nice, but very hot. I think that it's had a fair bit of money spent on it since. The old part is nice & there's a famous jewish quarter, it's a good walking place. Just tootle about on foot. Obviously the moorish palace is worth a visit. Have a look on booking.com and see what's available. I've found that spain does better apartments than hotels.

If you are on twitter, ask gore, as it is/was his manor. If not i suspect that there's some old posts on here about it.

This gives you a taste of the place.

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Guide-g18 … lucia.html

"To tell you the truth, a lot of the younger lads don't care about the FA Cup, they think it's just something your Grandparents talk about. They'd rather we got knocked out." Trevor Davies - Streatham Rovers Football Club

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Cheers Mis, not on twitter, barely on the internet these days apart from here and a couple of football and music forums.

Miss Gore, nice lad.

Thanks for the posts and tips...

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Expanding Man wrote:

Cheers Mis, not on twitter, barely on the internet these days apart from here and a couple of football and music forums.

Miss Gore, nice lad.

Thanks for the posts and tips...

Pleasure.

Granada is tops, evenings are the best when all the day trippers have gone home. Loads live in the centre so there's always people out and about for a beer and free food. If you go there, the Parador is fantastic, its inside the Alhambra. Failing that as its pricey and often booked up a lot of the mini palaces/Carmens in the Albacin have been turned into boutique hotels and are great places to stay.

gore wrote:

There's about a 100 bars/restaurants around that area - it runs down from the town hall to the river. Great session area that is. Provided someone else is driving. Loads of Americans doing their year abroad (big university city), but load of locals who all live in the centre as well.

Best kept secret is the bar/terrace in the Parador inside the Alhambra. So-so food, but great views and free, just walk in.

http://www.parador.es/sites/default/files/styles/900x900/public/galerias/img/2013/08/terraza_01_14.jpg?itok=9qPP2XNd

"To tell you the truth, a lot of the younger lads don't care about the FA Cup, they think it's just something your Grandparents talk about. They'd rather we got knocked out." Trevor Davies - Streatham Rovers Football Club

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Thank you

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Got into the paradore in Granada at three days notice - with the room with the only double bed in the hotel - not so much a room as a suite - almost unheard of apparently - jammy bastard. But what a hotel - absolutely stunning - hidden internal courtyard and water gardens. Restaurant has a terrace over-looking the Albacin and the food is excellent. Other advantage is they will arrange for entry into the Alhambra and General Life, without having to queue for hours. If you never stay at another paradore, stay at this one. Service and attention is quietly efficient without being overbearingly snooty. Can't recommend it highly enough.


Those bottles are nice, but they fuck you too quickly. I do indeed knock around Granada. http://www.hotelcarmen.com/granadahotel/esp/index.htm is dead central, right by the new old town - the 18th century bit where all the bars and shops are, right in the centre. Its about £100 for a double. I know a couple of places in the Albaicin as well, but it gets a bit dodgy up there - junkies bag snatching. But if you want a moorish palace converted to a hotel, there are a couple up there. They are more like £140, but no parking.

"To tell you the truth, a lot of the younger lads don't care about the FA Cup, they think it's just something your Grandparents talk about. They'd rather we got knocked out." Trevor Davies - Streatham Rovers Football Club

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How close is the nearest airport please?

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There's a science park as well.

http://www.parqueciencias.com/parquecie … index.html

The beer of choice is Alhambra Reserva 1925, which is 6.4% and acemans.

Gore & Cuts on twitter, is like giovinco & vela in the mls. I'm like greyfriars bobby for that pair. big_smile

"To tell you the truth, a lot of the younger lads don't care about the FA Cup, they think it's just something your Grandparents talk about. They'd rather we got knocked out." Trevor Davies - Streatham Rovers Football Club

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Smiles...

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Granada has its own airport, 10 miles from the centre. Easyjet fly from manchester. Friday (06:00 out) & monday flights (10:35 back). Otherwise it's malaga airport 80 miles away, which is a good hour & half away.

"To tell you the truth, a lot of the younger lads don't care about the FA Cup, they think it's just something your Grandparents talk about. They'd rather we got knocked out." Trevor Davies - Streatham Rovers Football Club

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