Situated in the sunny region of Andalucia, Granada is a fascinating and awe-inspiring destination for anyone – young or old.
Visitors to Granada love the Moorish architecture, which gives the town a North African feel. Perched right at the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountains, it’s also an excellent place to explore the local natural landscapes; hiking and adventure sports are within easy reach.
Don’t forget to indulge your appetite while you’re there – Granada is famous for its warmly spice Southern Spanish cuisine, as well as excellent local tipples.
Location: Granada – The sunny region of Andalucia in southern Spain.
Population of city: 235,000
Nearest airport: Federico García Lorca Airport in Granada, or for cheap and more frequent flights, head to Málaga Airport and take the frequent coach transfer to Granada Bus Station from there!
Main train/bus station(s): Granada, Estación de Autobuses de Granada
Best time to visit? May-Jun and September-October for comfortable sunny weather, and July- August if you can withstand heat!
Budget level? £ – Great for penny-pinching!
Best for: Scenery, Small & Quaint/Old Town-feel, Romantic Escapes, Budget -friendly, Excursions and Day Trips!
How long should I go for?
2 or 3 days is a good amount of time to see the main attractions and squeeze in time to stumble across its hidden gems, but we’d gladly stay for longer!
This palace and fortress complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it really deserves the title. From a distance, it is a truly grand sight and up close it is intricate and inspiring.
A community of Roma people have made a home in these Nomadic caves in the Granada hills. This fascinating dwelling has attracted tourists from all over the world and for good reason, too.
This beautiful Isabelline style building was founded by Catholic Monarchs in the 1500s. It’s not one to miss!
If you’re after some rest and relaxation, take a trip to the Arab baths for some Turkish massages and treatments.
This is the city’s main shopping and entertainment district and the best place to go to find the most vibrant nightlife. Standing right between the old and new quarters of the city, it serves as a hub to get to all of Granada’s attractions with ease.
High up in the foothills of the city, not too far from the district of Albaicin, this area is brimming with beautiful traveller’s caves and hidden drinking spots with the best views of the Alhambra. Be sure to get your fill of flamenco here!
Here you’ll find the Moorish area of the city, which also happens to be the oldest part, too! Wander through the narrow streets and marvel at its artisan workshops, vibrant marketplace, and stunning Arabic architecture.
The mainly residential, old Jewish Quarter climbing up the hillside leading to the Alhambra. Sprawling with little terraced cocktail bars and traditional cafes, and decorated with brightly coloured modernist street art, this is the place to get away from the hustle and bustle, and get a real taste of the city’s history.
Buzzing marketplace for an Old-World feel and artisanal crafts.
Remember the caves we mentioned earlier? There’s a museum for you to explore too!
Soak in the city’s sights by booking a walking tour – they normally leave around 11am from Plaza Nueva.