Restaurants, Spain, Travel

Travel guide: Granada the Alhambra part 2

April 7, 2015

Before I go on holiday I often look on Pinterest or Flickr for photography inspiration. I saw so many beautiful pictures of inside the Alhambra but also a shot of the outside of it which showed the full scale.

I decided to split up by Alhambra posts, my last one got a little image heavy! You can see my first post here.

To get this amazing shot head up to the top of the old town to the Mirador San Nicolas. High on the hill, this viewing platform is the perfect spot for viewing the Alhambra. We headed up just before sunset in order to capture the Alhambra during the day but also as the sun was setting.

Although there wasn’t exactly an amazing sunset, seeing the scene change as the lights of the Alhambra come on was pretty incredible.

While you are up there, check out the incredible Restaurante Estrellas de San Nicolas. Not only does the resturant offer incredible views of the Alhambra but the food is pretty spectacular too.

We were stuffed from our tapas and baklavas so we only ordered mains. Some of the starters coming out of the kitchen looked amazing and I was cursing ourselves for eating too much!

My dad and I had an incredible slow cooked lamb with pistachio crust and vegetable tagine. The Moroccan influence here in Granada really shone through in this dish.

My mum had a beautiful black and white sesame seed seared tuna. It was a huge portion and just melt in the mouth deliciousness!

We were hesitate to try this restaurant, thinking it may just be a case of location, location, location but the food definitely lived up to the incredible view. I highly recommend you book in advance.

Check out parts one and three.

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  • Marcella ~ WhatAWonderfulWorld

    Wow! Incredible photos, I’d love to see this view :)

    • Laura

      Thank you. It was so beautiful, and even better to watch it change as the sun set!

  • Christy Swagerty

    I was wondering where this view was! A lot of Alhambra tourism photos are taken from here! I love that you show where it is on the map!!! (Not enough people do this!) That food: EPIC. Can’t wait to see more from your time in Granada!

    • Laura

      I kept seeing pictures of it so I just took to google and eventually found the spot but wanted to help make it easy for others! I was so happy it was accessible as sometimes these amazing views come from somewhere the average joe can’t access!

  • Cassandre

    Ah I need to visit Granada. Renfe website here I come!

    xo Cassandre

    • Laura @ a girl & her home

      Definitely go! I would really recommend it, being inside the Alhambra was amazing. I’m posting part 3 next Tuesday which has some other stuff to do in the city too!

  • Kaelene @ Unlocking Kiki

    Those views are so beautiful!!! The food in Spain is a big reason why I want to visit, traveling and eating are just musts:)

    • Laura

      Thanks! I often think Spanish cuisine is overlooked compared to French or Italian say, but it’s definitely some of my favourite! I really loved the food in Northern Spain too, very different from the South!

  • Gretchen Braun

    I love love love Granada!! I visited a few years ago and fell in love. We’re you able to visit hammam banos arabes? That was one of my favorite experiences (ever) besides the Alhambra, of course!

    • Laura @ a girl & her home

      No! I it sounds amazing! We only went for 1 night while we were visiting South Spain so there was a lot we didn’t get to see! I’ll definitely keep that in mind for when we visit again!

  • Natalia | Glitter and Passport

    These Alambra pictures are beautiful! I visited Granada last year and 3 days was not enough! Thanks for the restaurant recommendation, hopefully I’ll be back to try it out sooner than later :)


    • Laura @ a girl & her home

      Thank you :) yes we were only there for 1 night and so there was a lot we didn’t see! I would definitely love to go back too!

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    Once the residence of the Muslim rulers and their court, it is now one of Spain’s major tourist attractions.

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