granada

Hello, granada

The impressive, enchanting shadow of the Alhambra casts a magical spell upon all those who pass through Granada. A city of legends, of travellers and pirates — lore comes to life in the warren of the Albayzin, and in the inescapable presence of the ancient Moorish castle, the famous Alhambra. The Sierra Nevada Mountains provide an impressive backdrop and add to the enchanting feel of this mysterious place.

City Information

Essential Information about the city

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Passport / Visa

Spain can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

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Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Granada is probably late Spring or early Summer (May and June): natural beauty is at its best, and the temperatures are mostly pleasant. Be aware that in July and August the weather can be very hot. At times, temperatures may reach higher than 35°C.

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Granada International Airport (GRX)

Granada has one small airport, located 17 km west of the city. The airport maintains a scheduled traffic link with Madrid and Barcelona. You can reach the city centre by bus or taxi. The trip lasts approximately 30–45 minutes.Five daily buses operated by Autocares J. Gonzáles run between the airport and the city centre.Many people fly to Malaga and then take a bus or a train to Granada. Malaga airport is located approximately 123 km from Granada and there are regular bus services between the two cities.

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tourist bus in Granada

Public transport

City buses are clean and convenient and the main bus station is just outside of town. Tourist offices normally offer a free pamphlet that shows local routes.There are two ways to buy your ticket. If there's a ticket machine at your bus station, you must necessarily buy and validate it there (it won't be possible to buy one on the bus from that stop). If there isn't a ticket machine at your bus station, then you will have to buy your ticket on the bus.

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train in Granada

Train

The train station is located 1.5 km North West outside of the city centre and it's easily accessible by foot or by bus. There are daily trains to popular cities such as Algeciras, Antequera and Ronda.

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Taxi

You will find a taxi rank at Plaza Nueva.If you want to hail one on the street, make sure that it's displaying a green light or a sign saying "libre" (which means vacant).It is also possible to order a taxi by phone.

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Post

The post offices often have long queues. If you only need stamps, they can be purchased at many local tobacco shops. The post boxes are yellow and bear the sign "correos".

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Hospitals & Pharmacy

Both hospitals are central with good emergency facilities and some doctors who speak English.Hospital Clínico San CecillioAvenida del Doctor Oloriz 16+34 958 02 32 17Hospital Ruiz De AldaAddressAvenida de la Constitución 100+34 958 02 00 09 + 34 958 24 11 00 Thanks to a system called “farmacias de guardia” ("duty pharmacies"), pharmacies in Granada takes turns so that you will always find one open in the city. When any pharmacy is closed, it posts the name of the closest open pharmacy on the door.

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Telephone

Country Code: +34Area Code: 958

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Electricity

230V / 50HzPower sockets type G