View of the Alhambra at dawn



At the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, between the rivers Darro and Genil, lies one of the most interesting cities in eastern Andalusia. As well as its impressive Al-Andalus heritage, there are Renaissance architectural gems and the most modern facilities, fit for the 21st century.

Granada has an unmistakably Moorish flavour, as it was the last city to be reconquered by the Catholic Monarchs in 1492. The gastronomy, craftwork and urban planning are influenced by its glorious past.

Fountains, viewpoints and "Cármenes", houses surrounded by typical gardens of this city, create unforgettable corners in the city. It is no surprise that one of its historic districts, Albaicín, is a World Heritage Site, together with the Alhambra and Generalife. It was an important cultural centre for many centuries, under both Islamic and Christian rulers, and still boasts an admirable array of culture and leisure activities. Film, music or theatre festivals are complemented with permanent or travelling exhibitions on all fields of knowledge. Renaissance palaces are home to seminars, conferences and lectures, while the most innovative infrastructure is ready for larger-scale events.

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How to get there - transport information

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How to get to aeroplane

  • F.G.L. Granada-Jaén Airport is 15 kilometres from the city.

  • Buses between the city and the airport are adapted to suit flight times.

  • The airport is not very busy. Direct flights to European cities.

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How to get to train

  • Granada’s railway station is located in the city centre, on Avenida Andaluces.

  • High-speed trains (AVE) take just over three hours to Madrid.

  • Connections to the main Spanish cities.

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How to get to bus

  • Granada’s bus and coach station has lines to every part of Spain and to the main European destinations.

  • More information on how to get from the station to the city centre.

How to get there by road

  • The A-44 and A-4 motorways run to Madrid.

  • The A-92 runs to Seville and Malaga.

  • The A-92 and A-7 motorways run to the Levante region.

  • The A-44 runs to the Costa Tropical.

How to get to boat

  • The port of Motril is 70 kilometres from the city.

Practical information

  • Granada Card: includes tickets to the main sights of Granada and public transport, as well as large discounts on other tourist services.

How to get around in bus

  • A network of buses covers the whole city, including minibuses to take you up the hill to the Alhambra and Generalife.

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How to get around in train

How to get around in other means of transport

  • The city is easy to explore on foot.

  • By taxi

  • Bicycles, motorbikes and segways are all good ways to get around Granada.

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