Bursting with culture and history, Granada is a remarkable city in the Andalucia region of Spain. Start your day in picturesque central Granada, taking in the Cathedral of Granada and its incredible Renaissance interior before stopping for a café con leche in Plaza de Bib-Rambla or Plaza Nueva. Next, make your way to The Alhambra, Granada’s premier tourist attraction – we recommend buying tickets in advance. With incredible Moorish architecture, gardens, water features and some of the best views of the city, The Alhambra is not to be missed. Equally fascinating is the nearby Albayzín, with ancient narrow streets and white-washed buildings. If all that sightseeing has worked up a thirst, stop for a glass of sangria at one of the city’s many excellent tapas bars – Granada is one of the last cities in Spain where you can expect free nibbles to accompany your drinks. If you choose self-catering Granada accommodation, you can also take advantage of the wonderful Mercado San Agustín (San Agustín Market). A covered market covering three blocks, this is a great place to stock up on tantalizing bread, fruit, vegetables, meat and fish. Not only will you save money on dining out, you’ll get to shop just like the Granada locals do.
When to go to Granada
A Granada holiday is lovely at any time of year thanks to its reasonably mild climate. Tourists can expect hot weather in summer, while autumn and spring bring warm sunny days.
Getting to and around Granada
Most tourists arrive in Granada via flights to Granada airport, 12km from the city centre. It’s also possible to arrive via bus or train from various Spanish cities. Once in Granada, most tourist attractions are located within walking distance of each other, although buses are a good public transport option.
Where to stay in Granada
When choosing accommodation in Granada, apartments and villas offer great alternatives to more expensive hotels. HouseTrip has a number of quality self catering Granada accommodation options, from small apartments suitable for singles and couples to villas spacious enough to accommodate groups of friends and families. Plus, booking your Granada accommodation with HouseTrip is easy – you can even do it in as little as six clicks.