Discover the best of Granada
Visit the Alhambra and Generalife
The beautiful Alhambra Palace is one of the best-preserved medieval Islamic palaces in the world and the most visited monument in Spain attracting over 3 million every year.
Go skiing in the Sierra Nevada
Sierra Nevada Ski is Europe’s most southerly ski resort and offers some of the best spring snow conditions in Europe.
The proximity of the resort to the Mediterranean coast means that sunshine is virtually guaranteed and the ski season is long. The 2021/22 season opened on 27 November
Find your hotel in Granada
With a huge range of places to stay, great prices and free cancellation options on loads of rooms, your next trip to Granada is closer than you think.
10 Things to do with kids in Granada
Discover the best places in Granada to visit with kids, from the magic of the Alhambra Palace and the gardens of the Generalife to the fun of the beach and mountains. Includes useful location map.
Find the best beaches on Granada’s Costa Tropical
The nearest beaches of the Costa Tropical are only an hour from the city. Between the Costa Almería and the Costa del Sol, this beautiful stretch of coastline boasts many great beaches ideal for swimming and water sports.
Recent posts from the Granada Spain Blog
Granada is one of Europe’s best-weather destinations for a spring city break, offering some welcome sunshine, culture, gastronomic delights and of course plenty of Spanish hospitality and charm.
As well as all the pretty lights and Christmas markets, there are a number of festive activities that are quite unique to Spain. Here are just five very Spanish traditions that you can enjoy in Granada or at home this Christmas and New Year. Unsurprisingly, because it’s Christmas in Spain, some of it involves food!
Of all the cities in Spain Granada is one of the most enchanting to spend Christmas. Of course many people come for the skiing but, with the snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada as a backdrop, all the festive lights and seasonal attractions combine to make the City a magical place to visit at this time of year.
Join Carol Byrne on the Taste of Granada food tour to discover how locals eat out in Granada and try some of the best food and drink spots in town.
Dreaming of getting away and into the outdoors? Find out what outdoor activity holidays are on offer in Granada, Spain – the perfect post-lockdown holiday.
Read an excerpt from Sabina Ostrowska’s new book The Crinkle Crankle Wall: Our First Year in Andalusia. Sabina and visiting family climb up the steep hill to explore the ruins of Montefrio’s Moorish castle.
As the postponed 12th annual Granada Tapas Competition finally comes to a close, who better than Gayle Mackie, local foodie, Granada guide and tapas aficionado, to give us the low-down on the city’s tapas culture and this year’s competition.
Looking for somewhere to improve your Spanish? Come to Granada. With all the many cultural and social opportunities on offer in this great city, it’s the perfect place to go out and practice face-to-face whatever you’ve learned through books, online and in the classroom.
Avoid the crowds and get out into nature and the Spanish sunshine. Explore the Alpujarras, southern foothills of Granada’s Sierra Nevada, with a walking trip this Autumn.
What you need to know about travelling to Spain from the UK
If you are travelling to Spain for tourism you must show valid proof of one of the following:
being fully vaccinated (with both doses of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a one-dose vaccine) at least 14 days prior to arrival in Spain (date(s) of vaccination must be specified). See ‘If you’re fully vaccinated’.
having recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months. You can also use a medical certificate or recovery record to prove your COVID-19 status on entry to Spain. See ‘If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year’.
There are some different entry requirements for children under 12 years old and those aged 12 to 17 inclusive. See ‘Children and young people’
EU citizens and accompanying family members of an EU citizen (including those travelling for tourism purposes), residents of Spain, or those covered by one of the other exemptions listed may present alternative documentation to the vaccine certificate. See Exemptions
Travellers from the UK who can either show proof of being fully vaccinated, or of having recovered from prior COVID-19 infection in the last 6 months, or who are aged under 12 years old, do not need to complete Spain’s Travel Health Control form. Everyone else must complete Spain’s Travel Health Control form no more than 48 hours before travel to Spain. See Spain’s Ministry of Health travel pages for more detail.
You may also be subject to additional checks at the point of entry including a temperature check, visual health assessment, or testing on arrival. Passengers may also be contacted and required to undertake a COVID-19 nucleic acid amplification test – NAAT (PCR or similar) at any point up to 48 hours after their arrival in Spain. More information can be found on the Spanish government’s Border Health Controls webpage.
Everyone (excluding children under the age of 12 years old, see Children and young people) arriving into Spain who have visited a ‘risk country’ in the previous 14 days must meet the requirements on the Spanish Ministry of Health Travel and COVID-19 page. The Spanish government reviews their ‘risk countries’ list every 7 days.
Children and young people
Children under the age of 12 years old do not need to:
- complete an online Health Control Form before travel
- show proof of being fully vaccinated on entry to Spain
- take diagnostic tests prior to arrival
- show proof of having recovered from prior COVID-19 infection in the last 6 months
- meet the requirements outlined in the Spanish Ministry of Health ‘Travel and COVID-19’ page, even if they have visited a ‘risk country’ in the previous 14 days
Travellers from the UK aged 12 to 17 inclusive can enter Spain by presenting documentation certifying that they have undertaken a COVID-19 nucleic acid amplification test – NAAT (PCR or similar) within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain. Antigen tests are not accepted.
Alternatively, travellers aged 12 to 17 can still enter Spain with a full vaccination certificate or a recovery certificate (see ‘If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year’). Spain defines someone as being fully vaccinated if they have had two vaccine doses or one dose of a one-dose vaccine.
Spain has a Travel Health Control form which travellers aged 12 and over must complete no more than 48 hours before travel to Spain, unless they can show proof of being fully vaccinated or of having recovered from prior COVID-19 infection in the last 6 months. See Spain’s Ministry of Health travel pages for more detail.