Granada has some of the country’s greatest cultural heritage, located in eastern Andalusia, in the south of Spain.
In addition to the world-famous Alhambra and the Albaicín, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Granada boasts a Renaissance Cathedral that was begun in the 16th century.
Granada is considered one of the world’s cultural capitals and one of the most important tourist destinations in the world.
Granada is geographically surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Natural Park and is also very close to the Mediterranean sea. Less than 30 minutes from the capital is the Sierra Nevada ski resort, the southernmost ski resort in Europe and one of the most extensive in terms of kilometers of slopes. The coastal towns of Motril and Almuñecar are 50 minutes from the capital.
Granada is the birthplace of illustrious figures such as Federico García Lorca, an outstanding poet, playwright and storyteller
HOW TO GET AROUND GRANADA
There are city, intercity and Suburban buses in Granada. Dedicated lines will take attendees to the most important monuments (as the Alhambra, Albaicin or Sacromonte), the airport or the nearby cities. Single tickets cost is €1.40 and different travel cards are available.
The Granada Metro crosses the city from north to south, joining the capital with the nearby villages of Armilla, Albolote and Maracena. The metro has a length of 15.9 km and 26 stations. Single tickets cost is €1.35 and travel cards are available.
Although the public transport is really cheap and accesible, Granada is a walkable city and most of the main touristic attractions can be visited on foot. Attendees will be able to enjoy the great weather of Granada in September through its gorgeous streets and monuments.
Granada has a continental Mediterranean climate, which is dry with little rainfall. It is cold in winter and hot in summer. The temperature difference between day and night can reach 20°C at certain times of the year.
To see a map of each route and bus stops, frequency, schedules, visit Granada Buses. Here you can find out about timetables, journeys, fares and any other information on Granada’s urban bus network.
There is a bus pass called CrediBus which the visitor can use when traveling by bus in Granada.
How to Reach Granada from the Airport?
There is a bus service from the airport to central Granada. The journey lasts around 50 minutes depending on the time of day, since traffic levels vary and the bus makes several stops in the city centre.
You can also reach the centre of Granada from the airport by taxi, which costs 25-35 euros.