Next to the cathedral is the resting place of two of Spain’s most important rulers. The Catholic Monarchs, Islabella I and Ferdinand II are interred here, and had completed the Christian re-conquest of Spain from the Moors at the end of the 1400s.
As you stroll past these dwellings you’ll notice how no two cave houses are the same, as their dimensions are determined entirely by the difficult terrain. Naturally, if you want to see a true flamenco performance, these caves are the real deal.
A formal fine-dining restaurant set in the refined confines of the Hotel Villa Oniria, it's the domain of chef Ismael Delgado López whose artfully composed plates of contemporary Spanish cuisine are sure to impress.
With bottles stacked to the rafters, hanging strings of garlic, and a small wood-and-brick interior, friendly La Tana is a model wine bar. It specialises in Spanish wines, which it backs up with some beautifully paired tapas. Ask the bartender about the 'wines of the month’ and state your preference – a suave (smooth) red, or something more fuerte (strong).
Granada’s leading graffiti artist, El Niño de las Pinturas, has been let loose inside Hicuri, creating a psychedelic backdrop to the vegan food served at this friendly, laid-back restaurant. Zingy salads, tofu, and curried seitan provide welcome alternatives to the traditional meat dishes that dominate so many city menus.
At this hit riverside restaurant, modern design goes hand in hand with Alhambra views and an eclectic menu of international dishes. Moroccan starters pave the way for Asian-inspired tuna creations and hearty Andalucian staples such as pork cheeks slow-cooked in red wine.
Arriaga is a Michelin restaurant located on the top floor of the Memory of Andalusia Museum building, at a height of 55 meters, from which you have stunning views across the city of Granada, the Vega and the Sierra.
The new karting center in Granada is less than 10 miles from the villa and has a very modern 700m track. This is a perfect afternoon out for groups and families!
Our local yoga and meditation instructor, Linda, specialises in hatha yoga, yin yoga, ACT (Acceptance & commitment therapy) and meditation. Linda has outstanding feedback from previous guests and offers a range of spiritual and wellbeing services. If you fancy some relaxation and would like to have a professional over to the villa and take a class then this can easily be arranged .
Aquaola is a water park just outside Granada and is open from 19th June until 1st September, easily accessible by car. It has 10 attractions including the Pirate Galleon, the Tornado Slide, the Black Pipe and the Cyclone.