Europe,  Granada,  Spain

New Year in Granada

Hello guys! I know I’m a bit late with this topic, but I still decided to share with you the end of the wonderful year we spent in Spain. We spent Christmas at my mother-in-law’s house in Slovakia. From there we took a plane to Madrid, rented a car and went to Toledo, Cuenca, Granada, Cordoba and Malaga. In total we drove more than 2,000 kilometers! It was an amazing trip, the countryside of Spain is wonderful, the highway to Granada and its endless olive trees in the mountains … just looking forward to go back to discover Spain more and more! Today I’m going to talk about our new year in Granada and you can check the posts I did about Toledo and Cuenca here and here.

Tip – To get an amazing view of the Alhambra Palace walk up to the Mirador de San Nicolas. Go as early as possible to avoid crowds.

View from the Mirador de San Nicolas.

We arrived in Granada on the 31st of December and luckily we managed to reserve a table at El Deseo Restaurant. The reservation was made from London by phone 2 weeks before New Year and this restaurant was the only one that had 1 table available! I got to call at over 30 restaurants and they were all already fully booked. On New Year’s Eve, the restaurants offer a ready-made menu with open bar. In the restaurant El Deseo, the menu offered, the food and service were top notch and the price that at first seemed expensive (€65 per person), in the end turned out to be cheap considering the quality of the numerous dishes offered and the drinks. Please note that for those booking by phone, restaurants will require a cash deposit for the reservation to be made. This is one of the traditional ways to spend the New Year in Spain, the restaurants are packed with friends and families celebrating. Many people also choose to spend the New Year on the street, usually celebrated in a square in front of the city hall. At this occasion we just wanted to relax with good food and wine so the restaurant was a nice option. The address and photo of El Deseo restaurant are below.

El Deseo Restaurant: Plaza Romanilla, 20, 18001 Granada, Spain. Tel. +34 95536600 Italian and Mediterranean Cuisine. Website

Granada’s city centre

Granada’s Cathedral

Archaeological Museum of Granada

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Thank you for your visit! I hope you enjoyed the post 🙂

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