Discover our local gay Granada guide and insiders’ recommendations, for best gay bars and clubs, restaurants, museums, monuments, shopping …
Here’s the interview of Adrian, a local from the city.
Hello Adrian, you are from Granada. Can you tell us a bit about you?
Hey guys and girls. My name is Adrian, but I prefer to be called Adri. I am originally from Cordoba. But since I decided to start my studies at University, I moved to this beautiful City of Granada.
That’s why I can be your Gaybassador for both Cities. Art is my passion, and I am preparing a degree in fashion design.
In my free time, I like producing music and editing videos. And of course, I am always curious to meet people from other countries, cultures, with a different history.
Why do you love Granada that much?
Well, I love this City for many reasons. Granada is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain and maybe in Europe. It’s pretty small, but a rich and exciting place to live, with so many students and travelers from everywhere.
I am fascinated by its high concentration of culture and history. The atmosphere is incredible, and any time of year you can spend the day visiting, and the night partying or having a romantic dinner with your lover.
Which are your favorite places in Granada, the ones you like to show to your friends or to gay travelers?
For sure, my favorite area is Albayzín,
a very typical and historic neighborhood. I love the views, especially from the romantic San Miguel or San Nicolas Squares, where you can watch the sunset over the City and the Alhambra.
Paseo de Los Tristes is a walk beside the Darro river, from where you will have a fantastic view of the walls of Alhambra. As you noticed, you will not escape from the Alhambra :). Along the Paseo, you will find a couple of bars where you can have a sweet Sangria in the evening, enjoying the view.
And now … The Alhambra …
This Palace is a fantastic and massive piece of architecture. You can visit it on your own in a romantic way or book a visit with a guide from the palace, who will tell you about all the details and the secret history of this incredible place.
Make sure to book your tickets long in advance on the internet, as it gets packed very quickly. Actually, Alhambra is a must-see for groups, and my advice would be to try to visit it offseason, and ideally on a late afternoon.
Then, of course, I like to show the City Center itself, for shopping, restaurants, bars and to spend a great afternoon.
Gay Granada bars and more LGBT venues
There are a lot of LGBTQ+ people in Granada, and they are very well accepted. Gay sites are concentrated in the Old City around the Jardin Botanico / Plaza de Los Lobos.
The atmosphere is excellent, with much more local people and students than in bigger cities such as Barcelona or Madrid.
And it’s very inexpensive, compared with those cities. For sure you can have a great night out with just 20 euros, including some beers, tapas, and even a cab if you need it. Here are the places where you will meet real the Andaluz gay people :
You can begin your night with some drinks and tapas at La Sal. This bar is very popular with the young crowd, it’s very mixed and plays good commercial house music.
Then I would recommend going to Bar de Fede. The atmosphere is charming, with colorful decoration and handsome waiters, who are going to attend to you very kindly. Note that’s it’s an excellent place to have some tapas or lunch during the daytime.
Finally, you can leave the center and go back to Paseo de Los Tristes, to join the Rincon de San Pedro for the last drink, good music, and dance a great view on … the Alhambra.
To know a bit more about Spain, you can have a look as well on our Gay Guides for Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Malaga, Girona or Alicante. And of course on Maspalomas and Torremolinos for more Spanish beach party.