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With magnificent castles, crumbling courtyard gardens and a striking surround of mountains and the Lake Nicaragua, Granada’s allure is inescapable. The oldest inhabited city in continental Latin America, this 16th-century Spanish city still holds all the magic of yesteryear, with its main pull – the most popular Granada attraction – Alhambra Palace, bringing more than 2 million travellers to its mecca each year. Withstanding uprisings and upheavals, and the birthplace of the intriguing Spanish Moors people, Granada is rich in history. Artefacts and ancient architecture adorn ever corner, alluding to this city’s eclectic mixture of cultural and religious influences that still thrive today.

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Our tips for Granada

  • Book tickets to Allhambra early. For those looking to take the Granada day tour to Alhambra Palace, you should note that the site limits its visitor numbers to 6,600 a day. This may seem like a lot, but Granada sightseeing crowds add up in summer. Book tickets well in advance to avoid missing out.
  • Did someone say free tapas? Yes, its true. Most bars will bring a side of tapas to the table alongside your drinks order. Be sure to chow down, tapas in Granada are known for being spectacularly good.
  • Bring your walking shoes. Narrow roads and steep stairwells mean this city is best explored on foot. Our top tip for those considering what to do in Granada is to ditch the taxi and get stepping, you’ll come across plenty of local gems before you know it.

Good to know

Best time to visit
Granada is warm year round, but can get piping hot during summer, so it’s best to opt for a visit during early autumn if you can. Rainfall is common from June to October, which can take some of the shine from this stunning city, so keep this in mind when considering the things to do in Granada during these times.
Getting around
Navigating this ancient winding city requires a good pair of walking shoes, above all else. Here’s our travel breakdown of the best ways to get around in Granada.
  • When it comes to traveling, this ancient city’s charm is also it’s downfall. Cars and buses struggle to make their way through the city centre due to the small alleyways and twisting and turning paths. Although taxi’s are available, it’s best to walk if you can. Luckily there’s plenty of Granada tours available that include transport, so you can see the sites hassle-free.
  • Granada’s train station is 1.5 kilometres northwest of the city, and regular long-haul trains link Granada with the rest of Spain’s main cities.
  • If you fancy a more scenic route to the airport, buses run directly to and from Madrid’s Barajas airport most days, and other services operate within Granada city also.
Stay Safe
Granada is a relatively safe city, although you should always exercise caution when visiting a new destination. Keep these travel tips in tow so your trip can go off without a hitch…
  • Petty thieves are known for operating throughout the city, so it’s recommended to lock valuables in hotel safes and only carry small change when you’re our on any Granada day trips.
  • In an emergency, dial 112.
  • Watch the roads. They may be narrow, but Granadian roads can be dangerous, as locals often take narrow corners quickly. So check before crossing.

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