Bib Rambla Square (Plaza Bib Rambla) Tours

Bib Rambla Square (Plaza Bib Rambla)
Also known as the Plaza de las Flores (Square of Flowers), the pedestrianized Bib Rambla is an elegant and ancient square at the epicenter of Granada’s bustling and late-night street scene Central to the plaza is a 17th-century marble fountain featuring Neptune supported by four giants, and to the northeast, the bell tower of Granada’s imposing Spanish Renaissance cathedral peers over townhouse façades decorated with wrought-iron balconies and arcaded doorways.

The piazza was used for bullfights in Moorish times, and a labyrinthine silk souk grew up in Alcaicería just to the east, of which only a few remnants now remain among the souvenir stores. But following the Christian re-conquest of Granada by King Ferdinand V and Queen Isabella I in 1492, it became the center of purges of Islamic literature as well as autos-de-féenforcing Muslims to convert to Christianity. Over time, peace prevailed in Andalusia and Bib Rambla morphed into the heart of commercial Granada; customs houses were built on the square to monitor the spice and textile trades, while produce markets were established in neighboring streets.

Today the square overflows with weekend craft markets, flower stalls, buskers and cafés serving creamy horchata de chufas (southern Spain’s delicious almond-and-vanilla drink), little nips of inky black espresso by day, dishes of tapas in the early evening and Andalusian delicacies by night.

Practical Info

Plaza Bib-Rambla lies in the pedestrianized center of Granada. In summer, it is party central, buzzing until 2 a.m. There is a car park at Parking Escolapios on Rey Católico.
Address: Bib Rambla Square, Granada, Andalucia & Costa del Sol, Spain
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Granada Essential Must-Do Tour

Delve into the historical heart of Granada on a comprehensive 2-hour walking tour led by a professional guide. Absorb the antique charm of the center as you discover the rich cultural tapestry that comprises the city; see the Moorish magnificence of Acaicería; gaze at the religious resplendence of the Cathedral; and wander the UNESCO-listed neighborhood of Abaicin to witness a diverse architectural tableau and enjoy panoramic views of Alhambra on its adjacent hilltop perch.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Twilight in Albayzin and Gypsy Sacromonte of Granada in a Reduced Group Tour

Stroll the illuminated streets of Granada on an ambient 2-hour walking tour led by an accomplished guide at night. Wander the incandescent labyrinth of Albaicin and listen as your guide provides captivating historical context and uncovers cultural secrets. See the opulent Alhambra palace complex bathed in the gentle evening light and admire luminescent landmarks on your way to the caves of Sacromonte. Hear of the area’s fiery flamenco traditions then pleasure your palate with a selection of tapas and drinks. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to 12.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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2-Day Granada Tour from Seville Including Skip-the-Line Access to Alhambra Palace and Arabian Baths

Get a taste of old-world Andalucia on this 2-day Granada tour from Seville. Breeze past the lines at Nasrid Palace, Alcazaba fortress and Generalife Gardens; tour the rose-tinted Alhambra Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site and Granada’s crowning jewel; and while away an afternoon in an Arabian hammam. Plus, enjoy a guided walking tour of Granada’s historical center, including a Moorish silk market and the UNESCO-listed neighborhood of Albaicin. Overnight accommodation in a 3- or 4-star hotel and round-trip hotel transport is also included.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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