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Granada Travel Guide, Spain

Granada Travel Guide - Spain’s Moorish jewel

One of the first places that pop into one’s mind when thinking of Spain is Granada. Arguable the most multicultural city in Spain, Granada boasts of a rich history and culture that still bears the remnants of Moorish influence. Granada is one of Spain’s foremost tourist destinations, but it is also a lively university city. There are many churches and monuments that attract millions of visitors every year, but the most prominent landmark of Granada is the magnificent Moorish citadel of Alhambra. Many tourists come to Granada expressly to see Alhambra, but there is so much more to the city: parks, museums, beautiful architecture. This Granada Travel Guide is intended for tourists who would like to know in advance some useful information about this magnificent city.

Granada Travel Guide - Transport

Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport, better known as Granada International Airport, located at about 10 miles from Granada, and it operates daily flights between Madrid and Granada. Since it is a popular vacation spot, there are many cheap flights between Granada and other major European destinations. From the airport, you can either take the bus to the city centre, or you can take a taxi, but keep in mind that taxi fares can be quite steep. Granada can also be easily reached by bus; many Spanish bus companies run regular services to and from Seville, Cordoba and Malaga. Once you’re in the city centre, the best way to get around is on foot. Granada tends to be less crowded then other popular Spanish holiday destinations, and there is plenty of beautiful architecture around the city to make your walk a very pleasant one. This Granada Travel Guide advises that you take the bus the first time you visit Albayzín, the Moorish quarter, whose narrow winding streets can be quite confusing.

Granada Travel Guide - Accommodation

Budget travelers or those who are simply looking for a good time, will love the Funky Backpackers Hotel. The hostel is located in the city centre near all the important sights, and in addition to being fairly cheap it offers a great youthful atmosphere and the opportunity to meet fellow travelers. Another amazing place to stay is the Oasis Backpackers Hostel, located in Albayzín, a large and welcoming youth hostel with friendly staff and great facilities. If you prefer quieter and pricier lodgings, you have many hotels to choose from. Hotel Plaza Nueva, very close to Alhambra, offers comfortable rooms with breath-taking views of the citadel. Another good choice for travelers who are looking or decent but not too fancy accommodation is Macia Monasteria De Los Basilios, an unique hotel that used to be a monastery. AC Palacio de Santa Paula is quite expensive but caters for tourists with a taste for luxury. It is located in the city center and it offers exclusive services and facilities such as fitness rooms, Turkish bath, sauna and an excellent restaurant.

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  • Sayuri87Sacromonte
    travel tip by Sayuri87 posted more then 30 days ago
    There is a wonderful view from Sacromonte over the city. You can find an abbey on the top of the mountain, beautiful 17th century building. What is even more amazing and totally unique about Sacromonte are the the Gipsy's caves - yes,...
  • zsoldicsaThe Alhambra
    travel tip by zsoldicsa posted more then 30 days ago
    The Alhambra is definitely a must see. It is the most beautiful of all Granada's great buildings and other Arabic memories. The Alhambra is situated on the top of the hill La Sabika watching over the whole city. It was a fortress from...
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