Alhambra in Granada is an absolute must visit. It is highlight of this region. You will find yourself in awe at every turn and taking a ridiculous number of photos. It is crowded with tourists all year so pre-book your tickets. Take your time through Alhambra. Try to feel the serenity and beauty of the place despite the crowds.
The artwork at Alhambra is very ornate and intricate. As a result, the staff policing the Alhambra are quite overzealous. They spend their day telling off tourists to carry their backpacks on their front. This is to prevent dopey tourists with no spatial awareness from inadvertently damaging the artwork with their backpack. The staff at Alhambra was also quite unsympathetic as they repeatedly told a mother carrying a baby that she had to carry her backpack on her front. How was she supposed to carry both baby and bag on the front of her body?
The Alhambra insist that people bring their passports for entry. It’s quite ridiculous but there is no way around it as you have to present your passport numerous times throughout a single visit.
As Granada draws large numbers of tourists due to the Alhambra, the city bustles with lots of souvenir shops and tourist restaurants.