| Granada | Córdoba | Ronda | Other Destinations |
>> Granada  

Eliane's trip to Granada

More Information:

Jeff on Granada

Purchase Alhambra tickets

Recommended hotels

Site with more information

Distance from Sevilla: 256 km
Population: 250,000

By train: Santa Justa Station
time: 3 hrs. (30 € round trip)

By bus: Prado Station
time: 2 hrs. (29 € round trip)

By car: Hwy A-329
time: 3 hrs.

Semana Santa - March or April
Cruces de Mayo - May
Jazz Festival - November

Granada is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the highest mountain range in the Iberian peninsula, approximately 250 km south east from Seville. The city is easily accessible from Seville by train, bus or car.

The tradition of free tapas with a drink at most bars is popular with visitors as well as locals. Granada's proximity to the Sierra Nevada mountains makes the city an ideal location for skiing and nature enthusiasts, and for those wishing to explore the surrounding villages in the Alpujarras. In a little under an hours drive one can also reach the beaches of the Mediterranean. The main attraction in the city is the Alhambra, but other important sights are all within walking distance of the old city center. A two day stay is generally recommended to see the sights and enjoy the cultural attractions.

Must see:
The Alhambra and the Generalife gardens, are the first sights on most visitors lists. Perched atop a hill overlooking the city, the Alhambra is the emblem of Granada. Not to miss is the Albaycin (old Arab quarter), especially the overlook el Mirador de San Nicolas, with spectacular views of the Alhambra and Sierra Nevadas. On your way up to the Albaycin we recommend a stop at the Moroccan shops and tea houses along the Calderias, two streets running paralell to Plaza Nueva.

There are many hills in Granada, and the city offers a micro-bus service which will take you to the Alhambra, the top of the Albaycin and Sacramonte. Stops are located throughout the center. The Cathedral and Capilla Real are just a minute away from the Albaycin. The Cathedral was commissioned in the 16th century and took over 180 years to complete. The Capilla Real is the final resting place of the Catholic kings Ferdinand and Isabel, and contains Queen Isabel's impressive art collection. Plaza Bibarrambla is a popular spot just behind the Cathedral, lined with flower vendors and restaurants offering outdoor dining. The souvenir shops in the Alcaicería, the site of an old silk market, are on a side street from the Capilla Real. The Sacromonte neighborhood is the old gypsy quarter is known for it's cave houses, nightly flamenco performances and the nearby abbey. Calle Elvira at the lower end of the Albaycin is known for it's nightlife as well as it's good selection of tapas bars.

| Granada | Córdoba | Ronda | Other Destinations |

Main PageApartmentsHotelsHostelsActivitiesMonumentsSevilla InfoCity Map |

Telephone: ( 34) 954 387 550  ·  C/ Feria, 80  ·  41002 Sevilla
ReservationContactAbout us |
Copyright © 1999-2007.