The province of Granada is considered one of the most respectful and tolerant in the country in terms of LGBT tourism, i.e. gay friendly tourism. Today both its population and the administration itself are very aware of mutual respect and freedom of expression. If you are looking for a destination with a wide tourist offer and that is also gay friendly, read on and discover the best places to stay, have a good time and do some sightseeing in this beautiful city of Andalucia.
The beauty of Granada is not lost in its hotels, and is that located 10 minutes’ walk from the mythical Albaicín district we find this beautiful 4-star accommodation that has maintained the traditional Andalusian style of the building in which it was established. It has an exotic patio with plants and stone walls, very bright and exquisitely decorated, as well as its rooms in which the traditional design is maintained.
At an average price of 60 euros per night you can stay in the heart of one of Granada’s best-known neighborhoods, from where it will be very easy to get anywhere in the city in a short time (and if you have decided to go by car the accommodation will put at your disposal a car park). The establishment has a Gay Friendly policy and since its opening it has witnessed a lot of marriage links between LGBT couples.
If you are looking for a place to have a good time and meet new people in a gay friendly environment we recommend this themed pub located in the center of Granada. It is one of the oldest atmosphere bars in the city (it was opened in 1986) and since then it has become a very pleasant place to celebrate parties, enjoy shows of transformationism and even sometimes (if you are lucky) meet some famous people.
The venue is open 365 days a year from 23:00 at night until about the middle of the morning and the shows are held from Wednesday to Sunday. Those who frequent it think that it is an ideal place to spend a fun night with your friends or partner, because the staff is very attentive, the shows are very entertaining and the atmosphere is fantastic.
In San Jerónimo street we find this modern cafe with careful decoration, at first glance highlights the large open space available to the place, which, taking advantage of the good weather that you can enjoy in Granada for a good part of the year, make it perfect to enjoy a great breakfast to start the day with energy or spend a pleasant afternoon enjoying a snack with yours. It has an extensive menu of products at a very good price (at an average of 2-3o the product) among which we find everything from delicious coffees, teas and juices to rich snacks such as pancakes with syrup, waffles, sandwiches, cakes…
Please note that the cafe is open from Tuesday to Sunday (On Mondays they are closed for rest) at the following times:
–Tuesday from 16:30 to 20:30 in the afternoon.
–Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 in the morning to 13:30 in the afternoon and from 16:30 to 20:30 in the afternoon.
In the heart of the Albaicin district, located just below the Mirador de San Nicolás, we find this mirador restaurant with views of the Alhambra that will leave you breathless. In its menu it offers a cuisine that mixes regional Andalusian and Mozarabic cuisine, made with fresh products produces with care at an average price of 35-50 euros. Among its dishes are honey aubergines, partridge, Iberian ham croquettes and vegetable cous-cous.
Due to the luxurious environment in which it is located, it is perfect to spend a pleasant time enjoying the pleasant spring temperature of Granada and have a delicious aperitif or a glass of a good wine. The restaurant has three dining rooms inside where it is possible to hold celebrations such as communions and weddings. In addition, if you are interested in going to the restaurant, we recommend booking in advance as it is usually quite crowded.
Back in the Albaicín district, specifically on the Cuesta de San Inés, is located this area dedicated to the promotion of culture and leisure located in a 16th century palace-house, where you are committed to communicating and creating ideas that develop creativity. The project focuses on the interaction between people, offering a multidisciplinary and dynamic environment in which to carry out various cultural activities. It has themed rooms dedicated to music and concerts, a modern bar, an accommodation, artistic residences where you can express your creativity, workshops, library, galleries (where some well-known artists have exhibited their works) and outreach rooms. A meeting center where art and current trends have visibility through initiatives carried out inside and outside the spaces offered, being an open window for culture from the Albaicín district.
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