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Mairwen1
United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
With 3 days in Granada, we had time to explore a little further beyond the Alhambra and the Cathedral. One of the best things we did was to walk up to the Mirador San Nicolas and continue through the Albayzin area.
Plaza Larga is at the heart of the Albayzin. A large rectangular plaza, patterned with black and coloured river stones.
There are regular markets here, although not when we were here. In hindsight, I wish we had checked the times of the markets as they would have added a lot of local colour and interest.
From the San Nicolas lookout, we walked through the Arco de las Pesas which is the original passageway through the city’s ancient defensive walls and opens onto Plaza Larga. Passing through the keyhole shaped archway, it felt a little like going through a gateway into the past. It dates back to the 11th century and is called the Gate of Weights because when merchants tried to cheat customers by using defective weights, they were confiscated and hung here.
Intriguingly, the path through the gateway is kinked, in an L shape. This was an extra defensive measure. If invaders managed to get to this point, the L shape would slow them down and prevent them from simply flooding through the gate all at once.
Inside the plaza, there are shops and cafes. The main feature is the striking arrangement of colourful plates and pots hanging from all the walls.
Narrow streets run off the plaza in a few directions and are worth exploring, especially the pretty Calle del Agua with its pebbled street and flowering balconies.
Written 19 January 2021
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Plaza Larga is the centre of activity in the Albayzin district of Granada. It is full of shops, naturally, and there are plenty of cafes and restaurants too. Apparently the name of the plaza is due to its unique elongated shape. We were not here at night so we can only comment on day activity, but we heard that it comes alive at certain times.
Written 8 May 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
A busy and lively square between the historical "Arco de las Pesas" and the traditional "Calle de los Panaderos", near the "Iglesia de Nuestro Salvador" and the "Mirador de San Nicolás". Several taverns, bars and restaurants, as well as a noisy Saturday mornings market, where you can find almost anything - from dresses to flowers, fruits and "tapas"! And all surrounded by parts of the old city walls. You cannot miss it on your next visit to Albayzin! Enjoy!
Written 14 February 2020
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Smith A
Benidorm, Spain
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
Plaza Larga on market day. Most of the time this plaza has two open air bars but on some mornings there is an open air market. Many of the flowers on the balconies on the Albayzín are bought here.
Written 2 December 2018
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JTJD
United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
During our weeks stay in Granada we walked the city & all its districts! We especially liked this little square with its busy, bustling atmosphere.
There was a small market with just a handful of stalls selling the most gorgeous fresh fruits & vegetables.
A great place to sit & have a drink or a bite to eat & a great place to watch & photo the locals as they went about their daily lives.
A real authentic buzz about the place, we loved it & visited two or three times.
The surrounding narrow streets were lovely to explore & photograph too.
Written 1 June 2018
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
This plaza is not very big in area but was packed with stalls; all shops fronting the plaza and nearby street were open, a happy atmosphere and tourists greeted with a welcoming smile. We were the only tour group there and after a few words from Paco, our guide, we dispersed for 15 minutes to browse or grab a coffee. I spent 10 minutes trying to negotiate a purchase of a ticket in the Euro millions Lottery to no avail. Time to grab a soft drink and the walk continued.
Written 26 May 2018
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ab2pcs
scotland
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
A busy Plaza , day or night and a good place to sit and enjoy a drink and tapas or brunch, or dinner in the evenings .
Written 13 May 2018
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Jamie J
Auckland, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
We loved the vibe in this local square. The breakfast at Bar Aixa, the bakery on the corner, the local market that popped up randomly on some days. Great people-watching spot.
Written 23 October 2017
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lamprells
Sydney
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
Our apartment was a couple of minutes down from this plaza so it was our main place for breakfast and grocery shopping. There are fruit markets in the mornings (not Sunday and Monday), and just off the plaza there is a little fish market, a wonderful bakery (Panaderia Maria), a supermarket, and a bunch of bars for coffee, drinks, tapas etc. We ate at either Casa Pasteles or Bar Aixa for breakfast before heading out for sightseeing (both really good value). The streets off the plaza offer lots of little food shops and bars too.
Written 11 June 2017
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belleretraite
Montreal, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
We went there a couple of times during our stay in Grenada to take a drink , eat a few tapas and enjoying to watch how the locals live specially at the end of the day ! There are bars , restaurants and stores nearby and if you are lucky , you could ear some local musicians give a show for a small tip !
Written 10 February 2017
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