Getting to the City From The Airport Granada airport (Federico Garcia Lorca Granada-Jaen Airport, GRX) is located around 15 kms west of Granada City Centre. This airport is connected to the city by bus, taxi and private transfer services. The main road that connects the airport to the city is Autovia A-92. There is a… Read the full article
Granada Travel Guide You Need At Every Step
The Moorish jewel of South Spain is unabashedly old world …it lacks the veneer of sophistication that Madrid and Barcelona flaunt. However when you see its garden of paradise…the Alhambara or its decadent Arab Baths or its picturesque Albyazin Arab quarters; malls and star hotels would seem redundant.
Here is a city that retains its Islamic and Moorish glamour though beautiful churches now stand hand in hand with the mosques. Some of the most beautiful pottery and the best full blooded wine is found here and yet you won’t really have much time for shopping. Whizzing off on Segways to the mystic gypsy caves of Sacromente that sway to the beats of the Spanish guitar and Flamenco or exploring the old Jewish quarters of Realjo will command all your attention.
All the attractions of Granada like the Royal Chapel, the Palace of Marques de Salar, the Cathedral, the Aynadamar and its Monastery have a fusion of styles…the usually massive buildings with delicate carvings and décor are immediately distinct from standard European architecture.
And there is always Sangria and an unlimited succession of Tapas and Jamon to get you through your day. Should you wish to explore the surroundings of Granada…you will find the tourist train services remarkably efficient. The charms of the Andalusian zone with its Seirra Nevada mountains resorts and the Alpajurra yoga retreats and the historical towns of Cordorba and Ronda will pull you in different directions leaving you confused about which area to explore first.
The city which still preserves its traditions exquisitely is now filled with young students…this is a university town practically but it still celebrates its culture everyday by a profusion of fairs, markets and festivals.
Learn about the mythical past and fascinating aspects of the city exclusively in our guide to Granada.
Start exploring Granada with this article: Secrets of Granada Tourism.
Also go through the articles below and dig deeper into various aspects of the city including its top attractions & tours, great hotels & restaurants of all range, shopping, nightlife, transports and more.
The capital of the Andalusian region, Granada is one of the most historically rich European towns. Geographically, it’s at an advantage…Granada sits at the foot of Sierra Nevada and there is a confluence of 4 rivers here….Beiro, Darro, Monachil and Genil. Granada is at a fairly high elevation (approximately 2420 feet above sea level) and… Read the full article