Plaza Bib-Rambla

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Plaza Bib-Rambla showing a city, street scenes and a statue or sculpture

Now a relaxing oasis surrounded by cafés, restaurants and flower sellers, this popular Granada plaza once was the site of Inquisition trials and bullfights.

Plaza Bib-Rambla is one of Granada’s most attractive plazas. Surrounded by 19th-century town houses and lined with bars, cafés and shops, the atmosphere here hasn’t always been as serene and laughter-filled as it is today. This popular square was once the site of jousting competitions, bullfights, book burnings and Spanish Inquisition trials and burnings.

Appreciate Plaza Bib-Rambla’s beauty from one of its sidewalk cafés over some hot chocolate and churros. Dipping sugar-coated strips of deep fried dough into cups of melted chocolate is a Spanish breakfast tradition. Walk around the plaza for a closer look at some of the sights. The focal point is the 17th-century fountain with four grotesque figures spurting water, topped by a sculpture of Neptune. Look out for the elaborately detailed lamppost featuring carved mythical figures and a base modeled on horses’ legs.

Plaza Bib-Rambla is also known as the “Square of Flowers” for its numerous florists. Browse the collection of stands selling flowers, potted plants, herbs and ornamental trees. Go souvenir hunting in the square’s shops and in the neighboring Arab souk, the Alcaicería. This former silk market is a warren of streets filled with stalls and shops selling Arabic handicrafts, ethnic clothing, souvenirs and specialty foods.

At night, return to Plaza Bib-Rambla for a drink and a meal. During the summer the restaurant terraces fill up quickly so you will need to make a reservation. As you dine you may occasionally be entertained by singing and dancing street performers. Shoppers are in for a treat, as many of the stores in and around the square stay open until late.

Plaza Bib-Rambla is in downtown Granada, a few minutes’ walk from the cathedral. Many of the city’s bus lines pass close to the square. Finding street parking places in the center of Granada is difficult. The center is not very big and some parts are restricted to private vehicles, but there is a lot in the nearby Calle de la Paz where you can park for a fee.

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Hotel Casa 1800 Granada
Hotel Casa 1800 Granada
3 out of 5
C/ Benalúa 11, Granada, Granada
The price is $61 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Located in Albaicín, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Carrera del Darro and Mirador de San Nicolas. Alhambra and Granada Cathedral are also ...
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"Great location within walking distance to all main landmarks. Staff was very nice and pleasant. Very charming hotel with a lot of history. We had a great stay."

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Palacio de Santa Inés hotel
Palacio de Santa Inés hotel
3 out of 5
Cuesta Santa Ines 9, Granada, Granada
The price is $65 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Located in Albaicín, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Carrera del Darro and Mirador de San Nicolas. Alhambra and Granada Cathedral are also ...
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"The staff are friendly and very accommodating. The hotel is an old building which has its pros and cons depending on your taste. The only problem we have is we have to carry our luggage few steps up to the hotel entrance from the street. No rump to roll your luggage"

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Hotel Alhambra Palace
Hotel Alhambra Palace
5 out of 5
Arquitecto Garcia De Paredes 1, Granada, Granada
The price is $198 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 24
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Hotel Alhambra Palace
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Hotel Casa 1800 Granada
Hotel Casa 1800 Granada
3 out of 5
C/ Benalúa 11, Granada, Granada
The price is $61 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
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Palacio de Santa Inés hotel
Palacio de Santa Inés hotel
3 out of 5
Cuesta Santa Ines 9, Granada, Granada
The price is $65 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
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Hotel Alhambra Palace
Hotel Alhambra Palace
5 out of 5
Arquitecto Garcia De Paredes 1, Granada, Granada
The price is $198 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 24
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Melia Granada Hotel
Melia Granada Hotel
4 out of 5
Angel Ganivet 7, Granada, Granada
The price is $79 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 14
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Áurea Washington Irving by Eurostars Hotel Company
Áurea Washington Irving by Eurostars Hotel Company
5 out of 5
Paseo del Generalife N.10, Granada
The price is $87 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 15
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NH Collection Granada Victoria Hotel
NH Collection Granada Victoria Hotel
4 out of 5
Puerta Real, 3, Granada, Granada
The price is $90 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
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Áurea Catedral by Eurostars Hotel Company
Áurea Catedral by Eurostars Hotel Company
4 out of 5
Calle Carcel Baja 11-13, Granada
The price is $80 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
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Hotel Anacapri
Hotel Anacapri
3 out of 5
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The price is $67 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
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Hotel Hospes Palacio de Los Patos
Hotel Hospes Palacio de Los Patos
5 out of 5
Calle de Solarillo de Gracia, 1, Granada, Granada
The price is $171 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 16
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