It was mid August and I decided to make the most of my Summer in Spain by traveling to places like Níjar, Almería, Torredembarra, Altafulla, Tarragona and Aguamarga, but there was one place that I´ll always look back with certain affection: Granada.
This majestic place is often related to The Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace. I was breathless when I stood up in front of it, in that moment I knew I had nothing else to do but to contemplate and admire it.
One day was not enough, as I had few time to visit Granada´s Cathedral,the neighborhood of Albaycin, Mirador de San Nicolás, and of course The Alhambra, where gardens go beyond the meaning of beauty.
The famous Spanish tapas are amazing there, try having a plate called Pipirrana (cucumber, tomato, onion and green pepper), shrimp seasoned with salt, gazpacho, tortilla Sacromonte or migas. Each drink you ask for (a glass of white wine was the perfect match for me) is accompanied by a tapa, and it´s amazing how affordable they are. This kind of tapas can be tasted at any casual restaurant or bar.
The trip had to finish with nothing but an excellent dinner with a view of an illuminated Alhambra at Carmen de las Tomasas. Located in an old quarter of carmen the Albaycín, it´s strategical site allows guests to witness a complete view of The Alhambra, Generalife and the city of Granada with its vast plain. I have to say this is one of the best restaurants I´ve been in my whole life.
I ate a tuna tataki (that i´m longing to have again) and a steak tartar, exquisite!!! The tataki was beyond amazing, I swear it was way far away from any meal I´ve tried, it was heaven on earth. Be sure to make a reservation!