The gastronomy of Granada represents the tradition of Arabo-Andalusian cuisine. On one hand the Arab heritage is evident in the use of spices and, secondly, the wide variety of raw materials, determined by the great differences of geography and climate in different regions of Granada.

Some regional dishes of Granada are beans with ham, the pot of San Anton, the Sacromonte omelette, the Andalusian gazpacho with garlic, and obviously the excellent tapas.

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Many shops in Granada play on the city’s Moorish heritage to sell a range of colourful exotica ranging from bags of spices to curly-toed slippers and handmade leather bags. A local craft speciality to look out for is taracea (marquetry) – the best work has shell, silver or mother-of-pearl inlay, applied to boxes, tables, chess sets and more.