Granada - Essential information

Many visitors come to Granada to see the Alhambra, and leave within the day. But for longer stays in Granada it is useful to know how to get around the city which has a unique landscape of hills, city streets, and neighbourhoods at different levels.

Getting around Granada

For the most part you will realize that walking, and walking tours, are a great way to see the city. Be sure to carry a map because streets are confusing, and pass through the city in a way that seems random.

As tourists, you will probably use only two bus lines - minibus C3 or C4 that takes you to Alhambra or bus line 32 that takes you to Albaicin and Sacromonte. Granada also has a hop on hop off tourist ‘train’ that takes you to key attractions.

Best time to visit Granada

Summer time can get very hot in Granada and so you will need to think about your itinerary in a way that keeps you out of the afternoon sun. This becomes especially relevant when you decide what time is best to visit the Alhambra. During some weeks in the winter, Granada gets cold, and you can even see the not so distant peaks of the Sierra Nevada covered in snow.

Tourist Cards

Granada has no tourist cards that combine attractions. That said, please do book your Alhambra tickets in advance. If the tickets are sold out, you can still visit Nasrid Palace and Alhambra complex using the tips shared in this post.

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