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  • Location:Granada, Spain
  • Duration:2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Best Granada Tapas Walking Tour

Scout out Granada’s top tapas bars while learning about the city’s history on a 2.5-hour evening walking tour! Taking place around the Albaicin neighborhood where Granada’s history is etched into the streets, the tour visits four locally loved tapas bars in between sightseeing. See Plaza Nueva, Santa Ana Church and the famous vantage point of Mirador San Nicolás; learn about the Moors who once ruled the city; and savor small plates of delicious tapas alongside a select drink in each bar.

Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention at all times.


  • 2.5-hour tapas and history tour of the Albaicin neighborhood in Granada
  • Explore the historical Moorish neighborhood with an expert local guide
  • Visit three top Granada tapas bars and enjoy small plates of delicacies such as Spanish omelet or chorizo
  • Enjoy a glass of wine, draught beer or a soft drink in each tapas bar
  • Learn about Albaicin’s Moorish origins while seeing Plaza Nueva, Santa Ana Church and Mirador San Nicolás
  • Small-group tapas tour with a maximum of 12 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Best Granada Tapas Walking Tour

Walk around Albaicin and enjoy delicious tapas with a guide!

Meet your friendly local guide near Granada’s Plaza Nueva, the city’s oldest square, and then set off on your 2.5-hour walking tour around the city’s Albaicin neighborhood to discover its best tapas bars. Spain’s passion for small-plate tapas meals is believed to have originated in the 13th century when King Alfonso decreed it law that bars must serve food with drinks. The bar owners grew elaborate with their offerings over the years, prompting the tantalizing tapas scene that is seen in Granada today.

The exact itinerary will be decided on the day of your tour by your guide; however you will definitely visit at least three of Granada’s best tapas bars to feast on small plates of specialties like classic paella and Spanish omelet (may vary depending on availability). Alongside the food, savor wine, draught beer or soft drinks (one glass in each bar) and enjoy tapas just as the Spanish do!

On your way from bar to bar, your guide will point out some of Granada’s top historical sights, too. Learn of Granada when it ruled by the Moors (Spain’s bygone Muslims) on a stroll past Plaza Nueva and the Royal Chancery of Granada; see where the city’s present-day Muslims hang out at Calderería Vieja, a bustling street lined with tea houses; and hear of local Muslim prayer traditions on a visit to the Church of San José (outside only) .

Marvel at the Mudejar-style architecture of Santa Ana Church, and admire views of the UNESCO-listed Alhambra palace complex and mountains of Sierra Nevada from Mirador San Nicolás. Look out for the cármenes (grand houses) and Arabic cisterns that typify the streets of Albaicin, and learn all about the changes to the neighborhood since the days of the Moors.

After 2.5 hours exploring the area and its beloved tapas bars, walk back to the start point where your tour finishes.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had a great time on this relaxed tapas walking tour! Our guide, Victor was knowledgeable, charming and took us to great little local places through routes we definitely wouldn't have found on our own. The finale was the beautifully atmospheric Alhambra lit up in the late evening. This was a lovely family memory and one of the highlights of our holiday.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

One of the best tours we did in our trip to Spain was the Granada Tapas tour offered by Viator. Was skeptical to book at first given that other tapas tours were reviewed more highly, but this one was awesome. Emilio was our guide for the evening and he took us around the city and up into the Albaicin for amazing views, especially of the Alhambra. We stopped at 4 different Tapas places which were all different and fun. I would say that this is about 2/3 walking and 1/3 tapas, so if you are looking for just the food and drink, it may not be for you. But it was perfect for our first night in Granada!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Victor was an excellent guide. His knowledge of the history of the area was fascinating and the tapas and wines were great. I would highly recommend this tour and Victor!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Such a fun way to see a new city. Emilio, our guide, was fantastic! Would absolutely recommend this tour to any visitor to Spain and Granada.

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2014

We really loved Emilio, but the tour was not what we thought it would be. We expected to learn about the food and wine of Spain, but he spoke more about the history of Granada and the Alhambra. We loved that there were only 4 of us on the tour. I think this tour could be really great if the guide would speak more about the food and wine. But we LOVED Emilio!

1 star rating: I do not recommend this June 2014

On booking this tour I wasn't aware that Granada was a Spanish city that still served free tapas with every drink. The tour guide gave us a little bit of information on the city but was leaving bars before we even finished our drink. Basically we paid a lot of money for eight drinks, rip off.

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