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Experience in Granada, Spain by Lidia

What is it like to live in Granada? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?

Granada is a great city to live in, I would recommend it 100%. It's not a particularly big city nor is it particularly small, you can get around everywhere by foot, but you can always get the bus wherever you need to go, too. It's a beautiful city, it has a lot of history and lots of places to visit and explore.


What is the student lifestyle like in Granada?

Granada is the city in Spain that gets the most Erasmus students, so you'll find other students who are very keen to make friends and to get to know people from all over the world.

How much does it cost to live in Granada?

It's not expensive at all, compared to other cities in Andalusia. There's a big difference between Malaga or Sevilla and Granada. Although, I think everyone spends more or less according to their resources and how they live.


What is the food like there? What are some of your favourite dishes?

The food here goes down very well with the vast majority of people who come to Granada from other places. Apart from trying all of the traditional food here, you can always try new things, but I don't think there'll be anything that you won't like. There are some very cheap places that serve very high quality food in the Chana neighbourhood, near the Bullring, on the Calle Pedro Antonio de Alarcón or Gonzalo Gallas...

Where would you recommend to visit in Granada?

The most important thing is that you don't leave Granada without having visited the Alhambra. It was almost named one of the 7 Wonders of the World. Also, if you like the ski or you just like snow, you should go to the Sierra Nevada in the winter. The Albayzin neighbourhood is a very interesting place and it's really good to spend the day taking photos there and enjoying the landscapes. The city centre is very nice, too, although I guess everyone will go there. Even when you think you've seen everything in Granada, there'll always be something left to visit and explore.


And to eat in Granada? What are some of your favourite places to go?

My favourite places are:

  • La Nonna, an Italian restaurant, it's very reasonably priced and near the bullring
  • El Arenal, a tapas bar in Chana
  • La Romana, another restaurant in Chana
  • Small bar on the calle Pedro Antonio, I don't remember the name right now, but it's very cheap and the food is good
  • Besides that, if you're really broke, you can go to a Burger King or a McDonald's.

    Where would you recommend for a night out in Granada?

  • Clubs: Campus, Mae West.
  • Pubs: you'll find all kind of them on calle Pedro Antonio.
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    Do you have any advice for students coming to Granada in the future?

    If anyone wants to know anything or has any problems, get in touch with me. I don't think you'll have any problems adapting to the city and the people there. Although you might be nervous in the beginning, at the end of the day, you won't have any regrets about choosing to come here and you'll never want to leave.

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