Cheap Flights to Granada

Granada overview

Granada was once the greatest Islamic city in Europe. Located at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the area has been populated since before the Greeks and shows the marks of the various occupations since. No one has made more of an impact on the city than its Islamic rulers, who made Granada the stronghold of Moorish Spain. Even today, Granada is home to the greatest Moorish relic in Europe, the Alhambra. The Alhambra is considered by some to be one of the ten wonders of the world, a complex of palace and fortress, which was home to the Arabic Sultans who ruled the region.

Granada is not just a city of ancient wonders though, home to the prestigious University of Granada, it has a lively and cosmopolitan nightlife due to its large student population. With its charming historic centre, narrow twisting streets, lively restaurants and bars, travellers taking flights to Granada will discover a city with everything to offer.

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Granada climate

The summers in Granada, from June to September, are hot and dry with average highs in July and August of more than 32 degrees. The winter months have warm days but cold nights, with temperatures in January usually around the tens. Spring and autumn are warm and sunny, with September in particular hot and dry. In general there is very little rainfall.

When to fly to Granada

Peak season

The height of the tourist season in Granada is July and August, when the city can become overcrowded with tourists. The city remains fairly popular into September and gets busy again leading up to summer.

Off season

Spring and autumn are ideal times to visit Granada, with warm days and not too chilly nights. September is a particularly good time to visit, as the summer heat is still lingering but there are far less tourists so you are much more likely to pick up a bargain. Even winter can be a good time for a trip, as the Sierra Nevada mountains provide the city with the most southern ski-resort in Europe.

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Getting around Granada

Buses are the most common way to get around in Granada. They’re also the most efficient. You’ll be glad you’re sitting in a bus when it starts chugging up the steep hills of the Albaicín. Once there you can see the Alhambra from the Plaza San Nícolas. The buses run until 11pm and you can catch most of them on the Granada’s main street, Gran Vía. 

You can also rely on taxis to get around, which are fairly cheap. Rates are a bit higher after the sun sets.

Granada insider information

  • A trip to Granada wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the infamous Alhambra - the fortress dating back to the 9th century. Here both Muslim leaders and Catholic monarchs held court for centuries before becoming one of Spain’s most important tourist attractions.
  • History buffs can’t miss a trip to the Archaeological Museum which is housed in a stunning Renaissance mansion and boasts some exquisite Moorish relics.
  • Sit back, relax and enjoy some fruit tea in one of the Arab teterías or teahouses that line Caldereria Vieja in the Albaicin neighbourhood.
  • After a long day of sightseeing rejuvenate tired limbs in one of Granada’s historic Banos Arabes (Arab baths).

Airports for Granada

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How much do things cost in Granada?

Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
₱ 4376.37
Pair of jeans
₱ 4214.28
Bottle of wine
₱ 194.51
Loaf of white bread
₱ 58.35
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
₱ 36.96
A dozen eggs
₱ 81.04
3 course meal for 2
₱ 1620.88
Cheap meal
₱ 551.10
Meal at McDonald's or similar
₱ 453.85
₱ 86.01
Petrol (1 litre)
₱ 73.43
One-way ticket (local transport)
₱ 77.80
Taxi - fixed fee
₱ 142.64
1 hour taxi waiting fee
₱ 1371.91
How much does an apartment cost in Granada?
1 bedroom apartment in city centre
₱ 24124
3 bedroom apartment outside of centre
₱ 29743
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre
₱ 18883
3 bedroom apartment in city centre
₱ 40490

International departures to Granada