Granada probably isn’t the first city that comes to mind when you’re thinking about destinations for your honeymoon. But why a bachelor party in Granada could be an extremely good idea, we tell you in this article. We have compiled for you the best tips for student city in southern Spain.
Why celebrate the bachelor party in Granada?
The city of Granada in Andalusia, Spain, is a true mecca of positivity and good humor. So why not a bachelor party trip to Granada? Who wouldn’t be thrilled by a long weekend in a culturally exciting city with a young population and low prices with it? Not to mention the many different tapas to try your way through.
No wonder Granada is very popular with bachelor party groups from all over Europe. The city is besieged by party people every weekend. Due to the short distances and the high density of bars and restaurants, it is really uncomplicated and exuberant to rumble.
In Granada you can even rent a donkey for bar hopping, on which the bride or groom is led through the city – where else can you do that? At the latest when you enjoy the sunset at one of the most popular viewpoints over Granada with a Tinto de Verano, you know that you have made absolutely the right decision.
Things to know about Granada
Granada is the capital of the province of Andalusia. A good quarter of the nearly 232,000 inhabitants are students, which explains the city’s carefree and fun-loving flair. Granada is characterized by its many important historical buildings such as the Alhambra Fortress, the Cathedral and the Albaicín district.
Since Granada is only about an hour’s drive from both the Mediterranean coast and the nearest ski resort in the Sierra Nevada, it is possible to both ski and lounge on the beach on some days. Those who want to see the city from above can do so from the two most famous viewpoints (miradores): San Nicolás and San Miguel.
From San Nicolás you have a spectacular view of the Alhambra. You should definitely look here even after dusk. From San Miguel you can alternatively enjoy a panoramic view of Granada and the surrounding area. Tip: start the ascent with snacks and drinks in the early evening and end the day with a magnificent sunset – the ideal start for the stag party in Granada.
Stag party in Granada: how to get there?
The easiest way to reach Granada is by air: direct flights to the coastal city of Malaga depart regularly from Vienna, Munich or Memmingen. If you book early, you can get round-trip flights for less than €200.
The fact that the area is very popular with bachelor parties becomes apparent at the latest when arriving at Malaga airport: numerous party people make their way from the airport to the various towns on the Costa del Sol.
Depending on the size of your group, you can rent a car directly at the airport for your entire stay in Andalusia or use one of the many bus connections to Granada. Both by car and by bus you need about 90 minutes for the route. A bus ride is also very reasonable with a price of about 9 €.
Where to stay in Granada?
In Granada itself you can get good accommodation depending on the size of your wallet. In the center of the city there are various hotels, hostels or even whole apartments where you can rent according to your personal preferences. For larger poltergroups we recommend renting an apartment via AirBnB or booking.com for the polter trip to Granada.
Another plus is that everything in the center is within walking distance, so in the rarest cases you are dependent on public transport – ideal for the stag party.
What can be done?
Visit the Alhambra
The Alhambra, the famous Moorish fortress, towers over the city with its glowing red color and is one of the most visited Spanish sights with over 10 million visitors annually. Don’t miss a visit to the Alhambra with your wedding party. Due to the large crowds, however, you should definitely book your tickets in advance, e.g. here*.
A relaxing day in the Arabian bath
Your wedding party is already totally exhausted from the many impressions and the exuberant celebrations and urgently needs a few hours of rest? In the Arabic bath “Hammam Al Andalus” you can really pamper yourself and rest up for the next party night. You can easily book the spa day online here*.
Flamenco – Show
Besides the famous Alhambra and tapas, Granada is known for its flamenco shows. Flamenco is a typical dance of Andalusia, whose rhythms are inseparable from Spain. A show is the perfect evening entertainment for your wedding party. Tickets are best booked here* or here.
Mirador San Nicolás or San Miguel
From these two viewpoints you have the most spectacular view of Granada and its monuments.
During the day there are many merchants selling their wares in the busy square near San Nicolás. But the famous Spanish flair is provided by the many street musicians with their flamenco guitars.
For the view from San Cristobal you have to climb a bit further up the hill. But the picturesque sunset is worth it all.
Day trip to the sea
Granada itself is not directly on the beach, but the sea is not far. So if you are staying for several days, an excursion to the sea is a good idea – for example this catamaran tour with drinks and lunch* or this snorkeling tour*. If you have a rental car, you can of course just drive yourself.
Day trip to the sea
A real specialty of Andalusia are churros. These are long fingers of dough eaten for breakfast with either cinnamon and sugar or chocolate sauce. You should not miss them on your wedding trip to Granada.
The best churros of Granada can be enjoyed here:
Gran Cafe Bib-Rambla
Hiking in the Sierra Nevada around Granada
During a trip of several days around the wedding trip to Granada, you should definitely explore the surrounding landscape of the Sierra Nevada on foot. Here you will find a good overview of the most beautiful hiking trails as well as all the information and details you need to know about the individual routes.
Stag party in Granada: nightlife
In general, beer is drunk in the tapas bars until about 02:00 in the morning, then it’s off to the dance floor! Due to the student influence, you will find a really lively nightlife in Granada that has something to offer for everyone. In our opinion, the two greatest clubs to dance the night away with your bachelorette party are BoogaClub and Boom Boom Room.
The best tapas bars in Granada
One of the greatest aspects of Granada is the tapas culture. Tapas are small dishes that accompany the drink and are usually free. Since almost every bar in Granada offers tapas, the competition is very high and consequently the quality of tapas is very high. The following tapas bar is one of the clear favorites.
Bar La Riviera
The Beauty and the Beast
So, off to an unforgettable bachelor party in Granada!