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Hi, I am thinking of spending some days at camping Suspiro Del Moro HERE just 10 miles south of Granada and looking for anyone who has stayed here to give any personal information to help me think how many days we could spend in the area before heading to the coast.

We will be there around 9th March and would plan to visit Granada, but not the palace, as we have done that before but never the actual city.

I know there is a bus from the site and what facilities the site has but am looking for anything like local shopping or accessible on foot placed and any not to be missed sights in the city. We will have manual bikes but not sure how easy the cycling could be for us to explore. Knee problems stops big climbs.

I believe the campsite is about 830m altitude so anyone with personal knowledge of weather at that time of year, as opposed to me reading the historical charts, would be a bonus but I appreciate unlikely šŸ˜Š I think the nights may get very cold.
 

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We stayed there a few years ago But canā€™t remember much about the campsite itself. We used it to visit Granada -there is a bus stop just outside and the bus takes 20-30 mins I think. To visit the Alhambra you have to book your entry time in advance. the campsite owner can do this for you.
the campsite itself is quite isolated with no town or village close by.
 
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Burgo Never visited Almunecar but we visited Spain twice a year for many years looking for where we may retire to live. Nearest visits have been to Malaga and Almeria.

A long time ago on one of these expeditions, up in Callela de Palafrugal, we stayed at a restaurant letting. The owner happened to say he thought where you live was one of the most beautiful places to stay in the whole of Spain. šŸ˜Š We may have to visit since we will be so close.
 
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Burgo Never visited Almunecar but we visited Spain twice a year for many years looking for where we may retire to live. Nearest visits have been to Malaga and Almeria.

A long time ago on one of these expeditions, up in Callela de Palafrugal, we stayed at a restaurant letting. The owner happened to say he thought where you live was one of the most beautiful places to stay in the whole of Spain. šŸ˜Š We may have to visit since we will be so close.
A few years ago early March we stayed on site near Motorway just north of granada intending to visit granada next few days .Great little bar on site. Next day site manager greeted us. "If you want to leave do it now its going to snow," other MHs already leaving as very hilly area. We packed up as snow began to fall. By time i got to motorway it was almost impossible to get up the slip road to join motorway. One MH slid off road. We flew back in September no snow!!!

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We stayed here, fabulous people,bus stop outside,they even gave us a lift to a restaurant in local town when on site one was closed.
Highly recommended.

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Mel68 We stopped at the small site close to the centre of Granada at La Zubia visible in above post. Fine site, small pitches, expensive, close to centre with bus stop outside with every 20 min bus. English spoken if needed. Best to book as early as possible before you go as it gets full. Camping Reina Isabel
 

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Where he (the Moor) looked back on Granada when leaving and sighed, because it was so beautiful and he didn't want to leave, but simply didn't have a choice in the matter.

So - does the campsite actually have the same view?
 
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Mel68 We stopped at the small site close to the centre of Granada at La Zubia visible in above post. Fine site, small pitches, expensive, close to centre with bus stop outside with every 20 min bus. English spoken if needed. Best to book as early as possible before you go as it gets full. Camping Reina Isabel
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Where he (the Moor) looked back on Granada when leaving and sighed, because it was so beautiful and he didn't want to leave, but simply didn't have a choice in the matter.

So - does the campsite actually have the same view?
Actually the pass is called "Suspiro de Moro" - The Moor's sigh. When Boabdil, the last Caliph, was given the option by the catholics of either enslavement or safe passage back to Africa he, and the Royal Court, took the latter option. On reaching the top of the pass, the last point at which you could still see Granada and The Alhambra, Boabdil looked back at his beloved city and sighed, as after 800 years the Moorish rule had been lost. His mother was sat beside him, and as he sighed she remarked "If you had fought like a man you wouldn't be crying like a woman".
Hence the name of the pass - Suspiro de Moro.
 

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