The Campo del Príncipe square is just 50 meters away. Spacious, sunny and with a wonderful concentration of tapas bars that you may never leave. This space is an old Muslim cemetery that the Jews later used as a public square and, as early as 1497, hosted the wedding of one of the sons of the Catholic Kings, John, with Margaret of Austria.
Under old buildings, small houses, the imposing figure of the Alhambra Palace hotel and the kitsch aesthetic of the hostel La Ninfa, there are swings, trees and benches to sit on in the winter sun; but also a statue of the man popularly known as Cristo de los Favores.
There, every Good Friday at three in the afternoon you have permission to ask for three favors, although perhaps at that time you’ll prefer to be in Los Altramuces, one of the best-known bars in the area. And where great tapas and classics like patatas bravas, salmorejo, a loin with garlic or snails compete for your stomach with a quail dish or a serving of fried birds.
On both sides there are more options of a similar nature: like La Esquinita, Las Niñas or Faquilla, an old flamenco temple where, why not, go for an Alpujarra dish.
Just a few steps away and in the Campo del Príncipe itself, the gastronomic variety is extended from the tavern La Opípara, which mixes French and Andalusian cuisine and offers a delicious cordobés bulltail to Trasgu, an Asturian where you can have cured meat croquettes , beef or scorpion fish pie. They also serve vegetarian dishes.
Tapas in Los Altramuces © Nacho Sánchez