Watching the sun set from the Mirador San Nicolás  is one of the special experiences in this city. But once you have seen the Alhambra glow from the reflected light, the night will still be young.

If you enjoy tapas-hopping, Granada is your city. Its bars usually offer the most generous tapas we have encountered anywhere in Spain. One of the most popular tapas bars is El Agua Casa de Vinos, Placeta de Algibe de Trillo, 7 (tel. 95-822-43-46), a lively place with an adjoining restaurant.

Another historic spot with a lovely patio is Pilar del Toro, Calle Hospital de Santa Ana, 12 (tel. 95-822-54-70), near the cathedral and Plaza Nueva. After a few stops, you may find that you don’t need dinner. In that case, you can consider an evening of flamenco.

For a performance of Gypsy-style flamenco in the Sacromonte caves, see Venta El Gallo . We also recommend the sporadic performances (usually on Thurs nights Feb–July) at the Peña de Arte Flamenco la Platería, Placeta de Toqueros, 7 (tel. 95-821-06-50;, the oldest flamenco enthusiasts’ club in Spain. The setting is a bit like a church hall, but it’s a great place to join real fans and see rising stars. Admission is 10€.

One of the most popular discos is Granada 10, Calle Carcel Baja, 10 (tel. 95-822-40-01), which opens at midnight daily and doesn’t close until at least 6am. Cover charge of 12€ includes the first drink.

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