We recently spent a weekend visiting that marvelous city of Granada. Saturday was composed of our 3+ hour bus trip from Sevilla and then exploring the city for the rest of the day. We dedicated our Sunday to a tour of the Alhambra. Our hotel was centrally located and very nice, props to our program for selecting it. Now a word of caution to anyone visiting Granada: guidebooks are notorious for being out of date. We had the newest editions of three different guidebooks and each proved to have insufficient or completely mistaken information. Many of the restaurants listed were closed down or the information was completely wrong, for example the phone number of one institution was totally wrong and another said that the restaurant was only open for dinner, we went there for lunch and it was magnificent.
Despite some minor difficulties we managed to enjoy ourselves immensly. We feasted on kebabs, falafel, Arabic pastries, and even spent some time in a very nice Arabic tea house (as you can tell I am obsessed with food). We spent most of our free time just wandering around the city and soaking up the atmosphere, but we also stopped to enjoy a beautiful view of the sunset before hitting up some really neat bars. We also visited the cathedral and the tombs of the Reyes Catolicos. The last part was so much fun we went to see them three times, strangely no one else found it as fascinated. My favorite part about the entire trip had to be our lunch at the Arabic restaurant. The waiter was amazing (he spoke 7 languages) and very funny and the food was absolutely amazing. I am in love with arabic cuisine.
EDIT: Here are some fun pics of Granada.