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What to do in the city

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Weather in Granada

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While glorious sunshine is not something that can be guaranteed, Andalucía is said to enjoy 333 days of sunshine a year. It is also said that the Spanish wouldn’t bet on the weather before the 10th of June hence the famous saying Hasta el 40 de…

Language

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The good news is that the Spanish spoken is this area of Spain is the Spanish that you might have learned at school: Castellano Castilian. The bad news is that you might not recognise it when you hear it; for two reasons: Speed and the…

Parking in the city

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Be warned that Granada is not an easy city to negotiate by car. Most advice that you might find will tell you to park up early and walk it, bus it or take a taxi from there. This is good advice. Granada city is littered…

Drive times

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Use the map to calculate drives times from these major destinations. Hover over the location marker and select Directions to or Directions from and then fill in the blank the fields below the map eg. from Granada Centre to Bubión. Click here for more general…

Explore historic Granada

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Almost everywhere you turn in Granada there is a reminder of Spain’s Islamic heritage; in art, architecture and even in the vital waterways that irrigate the land. The Alhambra is of course the most famous and spectacular example of this legacy, but there is still…

Discover the Albayzín and Sacromonte

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Perched on the hill looking down over Granada is the ancient barrio of El Albayzín and beyond that Sacromonte. No trip to Granada is complete without a visit to these fascinating neighbourhoods. El Albayzín and Sacromonte as seen from the Alhambra | GranadaSpain Allow yourself…

Walking for all seasons

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As well as the incredible natural diversity and stunning vistas, one of the most attractive features of the Sierra Nevada is the fact that the altitude range allows for year-round activity in the mountains. From the dramatic high peaks to the rolling foothills of the…

La Alpujarra

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Where to stay in La Alpujarra Lanjaron Orgiva High Alpujarran villages: Pitres, Pampaneira, Bubion, Cap… Trevelez