When to find the cheapest flights to Granada
Granada guide: how to get there, what to see
|Granada city centre|
|Federico García Lorca Airport (GRX): 10 mi from city centre|
Flights to Granada: practical information
Cheap airlines to Granada
Heading to Andalusia? This magical southern region in Spain is full of interesting cities and places, Granada is one of them. Start your trip with cheap flights to Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport (GRX). Iberia and British Airways fly to Granada but the cheapest flights to Granada are via nearby Malaga Airport.
When to book flights to Granada
Granada is a popular destination year-round. Many arrive for skiing in the Sierra Nevada mountains in winter and in summer, the city heats up and most locals head to the beaches when the tourists move in. Spring and fall are the best time to visit so book your flights to Granada 3 months in advance for the best price.
- Peak season: Summer, winter.
- Low season: Shoulder seasons, spring and autumn.
Flights to Granada take around 6 hours with one stopover.
Experience Granada: what to see, what to do
There is far more to Granada than just the Alhambra. You can catch flamenco shows in the nearby Sacromonte caves, get lost in Albaizin, the city's ancient Arabic quarter that is packed with tea houses and little shops.
Essentials in Granada
Alhambra: Most visitors plan holidays in Granada to visit this amazing palace. It's highly recommended to reserve your tickets in advance. The ticket includes entry into the fortunes, palace, gardens and government buildings. You will definitely spend your entire day here. While the walk up is gruelling, the walk down is extremely pleasant.
Albaizin: This is the most exciting place in the city. For great views of the Alhambra, head to the Mirador de San Nicolas. There are excellent little markets, gardens and Arabic shops, perfect for souvenir shopping.
Cathedral: This is the second largest cathedral in Spain and is a beauty. Enjoy a cup of gelato on the steps in the summer, many a film festival is held in the plaza in the spring. Wander the small streets around here, the best tapas bars are in this area.
Find more information on Turgranada.
Accommodations in Granada
Granada has no shortage of choice when it comes to hotels. There are a lot of pension hotels in the mid-range. For something truly unique, try a small guesthouse in Albaizin or in a home up near the Alhambra. In summer and Spanish holidays, book your Granada hotels very early.
Granada in the Traveller's Magazine
Granada is more than just a stopover city. There's a lot more to it than just the Alhambra as well. From free tapas to edgy flamenco shows in caves, it's best to stay a couple days to discover this Andalusian jewel.
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