If you like picturesque towns, then a visit to the next three locations should be on your to-do list:


Some facts and numbers:

  • Population: about 700.
  • 14km from Granada.
  • Roman origins.
  • The name of the town is associated with general Hannibal.

Lars and I were extremely lucky when we arrived here; we could park just a couple of meters from a “mirador” (viewpoint), called Balcón de Nivar.

You are now only a few steps away from the Plaza de la Iglesia. Have a look at the Iglesia parroquial del Santo Cristo de la Salud.

This is not Nivar’s original church however; that one was destroyed during an earthquake in the 18th century.


Some facts and numbers:

  • 7km from Granada.
  • About 5000 inhabitants.
  • Origins go back to the Neolithic era, however the town was founded in the 11th century.
  • Known for its local bread.

Lars and I had programmed our GPS for the center of the town and we ended up next to the Iglesia parroquial de la Asunción (16th century).

Next to the church is a small cute plaza with a fountain.


If you only have time for 1 town, let it be this one! Viznar is by far the most charming place I have visited so far in the whole of Spain.

Some facts and numbers:

  • Population: about 800.
  • 7km from Granada.
  • Arabic origins.
  • One of Spain’s most famous poets, Federico García Lorca, was murdered between Viznar and Alfacar (1936).

First stop: the Iglesia parroquial de Nuestra Señora del Pilar (16th century).

Next to the church: Palacio Arzobispal del Cuzco (18th century).

Charming narrow streets and small plazas…


  • I saw bus stops in each of the towns. I guess there is a connection between each of them and Granada, but I am not sure if you can easily travel by public transport from one town to another.
  • By car, it will take you a morning or an afternoon to visit the three destinations.
  • The three locations are popular amongst people from Granada, especially during weekends.

Join us later this week to another corner of Spain!


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