Granada Audio Tour

Ever since we moved to Granada in 2006, we’ve loved wandering through Granada’s streets and alleyways, sitting down at a café terrace in a charming square, or simply pausing to take in the incredible views of the Alhambra, Albaicín and Sierra Nevada. It’s the perfect way to soak up Granada’s rich 1,000-year history and culture. Now you can follow one of our favourite routes with an audio tour we’ve created using VoiceMap.

VoiceMap is an innovative app that uses your phone’s GPS to automatically play you audio based on your location. Ben will guide you around the city, telling you about the sights you pass on the way. There’s no fixed schedule, so you can go at your own pace.

Enchanting Granada: a walking tour of the historical centre and lower Albaicín

The tour starts in Plaza Bib-Rambla in the historical centre of Granada. After taking in the Alcaicería (old market), Corral del Carbón and Plaza Nueva, Ben will guide you through the maze of narrow streets in the Albaicín – the Moorish quarter that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll finish off by exploring the Renaissance city, including St. Jerome monastery, the cathedral and the Royal Chapel, where Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon are buried

As you go along, Ben will talk about everything from Granada’s famous free tapas through flamenco and Lorca to popular beliefs. And of course, you’ll enjoy some spectacular views across to the Alhambra, so there will be plenty of great photo opportunities.

The tour lasts roughly 75 minutes, but allow more time if you want to go into the sights along the way, linger at the viewpoints or stop for a coffee or tapas.

You can purchase the Enchanting Granada Walking Tour from the VoiceMap website or through the VoiceMap app, which you can download from iTunes or Google Play.

Once you’ve bought the tour, you can listen to it as many times as you like. The app uses GPS to navigate, so if you download it somewhere you have access to WiFi, you won’t need to use data roaming at all. If you’re not in Granada at the moment, you can also listen to it as a virtual tour.

If you do the tour, we’d love you have your feedback, so please write a review. If the first tour is a success, we hope to add more routes, and also to offer the tours in Spanish.