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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.

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.

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.

What is good to know if travelling to Granada?

  • 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).
  • When is the best time 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.

  • What does GRX mean?

    Granada Federico Garcia Lorca Airport is GRX. This code is created by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and airlines use IATA codes to identify the departing or arrival airports in the flight routes they service.

  • What airport do you fly into for flights to Granada?

    For a flight to Granada, you will be flying into Federico Garcia Lorca. Granada Federico Garcia Lorca (GRX) is just 15.9 km from the center of the city.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Granada if I am willing to have layovers?

    Yes, flights with layovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Granada on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in Granada?

    null is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Granada. One-way flights to null typically cost null, while round-trip flights cost around null.

  • Does Granada Federico Garcia Lorca Airport have rental cars?

    Yes. Those touching down at Granada Federico Garcia Lorca Airport can take advantage of the rental car services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Granada Federico Garcia Lorca Airport?

    Yes. Granada Federico Garcia Lorca Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Hotel Marinetto is the closest property to Granada Federico Garcia Lorca Airport (0.0 km away from Granada Federico Garcia Lorca Airport).

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