Granada is one of Spain's most visited cities, so it's crammed full of tourist shops of every description. In the Caldererias area, you'll find a bazaar-like maze of streets bulging with Moorish-style stalls groaning with inlaid wooden boxes, iron lanterns and leather goods, whilst elsewhere there's a huge variety of Andalucian shops selling castanets, glazed tiles and hand-painted ceramics. For modern-day shopping, make a beeline for the boutiques and department stores clustered around the cathedral and Puerta Real.
Granada is loaded with eateries, so it's foodie heaven. Reflecting the city's Moorish tradition, the old Albaicin quarter has exotic tearooms and restaurants serving delicious tagine and couscous dishes. Everywhere else, tapas bars take precedence, with stacks of sunny pavement tables primed for tasty titbits like quails' eggs, cured ham, manchego cheese accompanied by cold Spanish beer, sherry or wine. And don't forget the many traditional restaurants to dig into favourites like gazpacho, flamenco eggs or even bull's testicle omelette! Early evening's also the cue to enjoy popular chocolate con churros, delicious doughnut sticks dipped in hot chocolate.
Nightlife in Granada starts late, so maybe start things gradually by snacking at the many outdoor tapas bars. Later, there's an incredible choice of electrifying flamenco shows, jazz clubs and music bars to enjoy or if you're feeling more adventurous, follow the crowds to the atmospheric Sacromonte district for the legendary zambra, where local gypsies dance in cavernous clubs to castanets and strumming guitars. Around 11 o clock, Granada's
nightclubs leap into action if you fancy strutting your stuff or for something different, head for the soothing hammam baths in Calle Santa Ana to relax in the warm waters, Arab style!