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With magnificent castles, crumbling courtyard gardens, picturesque mountains and the Lake Nicaragua, Granada’s allure is inescapable. With Granada tours that are curated to the liking of every traveler, explore the oldest inhabited city in continental Latin America. This 16th-century Spanish city still holds all the magic of yesteryears, with its main draw being the Alhambra Palace, attracting more than 2 million travelers 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. Enjoy hassle-free sightseeing on day trips from Granada with transportation, guides and admissions taken care of!
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Our tips for Granada

  • Book tickets to Alhambra 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 tourist rush in summer is heavy. Book tickets well in advance to avoid missing out.
  • Did someone say free tapas? Yes, it’s true. Most bars will bring a side of tapas to the table alongside your drinks order. Be sure to chow down because tapas in the city is known for being spectacularly good.
  • Bring your walking shoes. Narrow roads and steep stairwells mean this city is best explored on foot. Ditch the gabs and discover plenty of local gems on your self-guided strolls.

Good to know

Granada boasts the Alhambra, an exquisite palace and fortress complex initially built in 889 AD and later reconstructed in the mid-13th century by the Nasrid emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar. This UNESCO World Heritage site is one of Spain's most popular attractions. As the last Muslim kingdom in Spain, Granada fell to the Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella, in 1492. The University of Granada, established in 1531 by Emperor Charles V, is among the oldest and most esteemed universities in Spain. Granada is also renowned for its tradition of free tapas, where ordering a drink in many bars and restaurants comes with a complimentary tapa.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Granada?

    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 planning your trip.

  • Q: How do I get around?

    When it comes to travelling, this ancient city’s charm is also its downfall. Cars and buses struggle to make their way through the city centre due to the small alleyways and twisting and turning paths. Although taxis are available, its 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. The city’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.

  • Q: How do I stay safe in Granada?

    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 out 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.

  • Q: Are there any festivals or events in Granada that I should know about?

    Granada hosts numerous festivals and events throughout the year, including Semana Santa (Holy Week), a significant religious festival featuring processions. The Granada International Festival of Music and Dance, occurring in June and July, includes performances in historic settings. Corpus Christi is a week-long celebration with parades, fairs, and traditional events. Additionally, the Fiestas del Zaidín, a local festival in September, showcases music and cultural activities.

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