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Introduction to Granada

Granada, known for its incredible Alhambra, Mirador de San Nicolás, and Catedral de Granada, is a travel destination everyone should visit once in their lifetime. This municipality and capital of the province of Granada, Spain, has plenty of experiences to offer curious travelers. Home to a variety of natural beauty and architecture, a unique historical background, and a culture as rich as its population of 228,682 people, Granada is truly one of the main highlights of Spain.

Easily accessible from the Federico García Lorca airport, Granada is the perfect base for a memorable and unique vacation in Spain. Travelers looking to experience the best of Spain often choose to stay in Granada.

Get ready to explore and learn more about the town of Granada below!

Top services in Granada

Here on this page, you'll find all the top travel services in Granada, Spain. Check out the cheapest and most popular flights offered by 266 airlines that fly to Spain. Browse the 357 top-rated tours available to you in Granada. Compare the rates and services of the 6 types of places to stay in Granada and the 10 car rental companies offering CDW insurance coverage. We make it easy for you to find and book the top services in Granada.

Enjoy the convenience of planning and booking every detail of your trip to Granada, including flights, accommodations, activities, and more, in one place. Book with Guide to Europe to get an expertly-curated and fully-customizable itinerary and experience the best of Granada on your vacation in Spain.

Get answers to questions about the routes and services offered in Granada from our free 24/7 customer support. Continue reading to learn how you can enjoy a stress-free and memorable vacation in the town of Granada!

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There are many reasons to visit the town of Granada, but a trip to Spain needs no explanation.

Exploring Spain, which spans 505,990 square kilometers, is an adventure of a lifetime. Spain offers an abundance of truly magical places to discover, including cultural, historic, and scenic sites of significant value to both locals and travelers.

As the home country of many world-famous attractions like the spectacular Alhambra, Mirador de San Nicolás, and the Catedral de Granada, you’re all set for a unique and memorable travel experience in Spain.

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What to see in Granada

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Granada has something for everyone. Regardless of age and interest, travelers have the best time exploring every corner of the town.

Read on to discover the best places to visit and find out what to expect from the town of Granada.

Top attractions in Granada

Home to plenty of top attractions, Granada is more than just a wonderful town in Spain. Granada is a travel hotspot and a great place to experience a mix of the traditional and modern culture of Spain.

One fascinating sight in Granada is the unforgettable Alhambra. Considered one of the most well-known attractions in the town, a visit to this spectacular travel destination is something you shouldn’t miss on your trip to Granada. This remarkable attraction is located at C. Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain and is open for visitors Monday - Sunday, between 08:30-20:00.

For more information about what you can expect during a vacation in Spain, check out our list of top attractions in Granada below. Discover the best places to visit in Granada, including the fascinating Alhambra, Mirador de San Nicolás, Catedral de Granada, Nasrid Palaces, and Royal Chapel of Granada.

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Things to do in Granada

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Enrich your travel experience in Granada by joining tours and activities. Granada offers an exciting selection of top-rated tours and it's easy for every traveler to find something to their liking. Take the opportunity to catch the top attractions on a tour, stay active with an adventurous excursion, or learn something new about the local history or culture of the town.

Discover the most popular experiences in Granada below.

Most popular experiences in Granada

Traveling is all about gaining new experiences. You can have that and more in the town of Granada.

Granada offers numerous tours and activities for travelers to choose from. Historical Tours, Walking Tours, and Half-day Tours are only a few of the many experiences you can book for your holiday in Spain.

Explore the most popular experiences you can join in Granada by clicking on one of the top-rated tour categories below.

Top tours & tickets starting in Granada

Travelers in Granada can choose from 18 categories of top-rated tours and tickets. If you're curious about what the most frequently recommended experiences in the city are, Cultural Tours is the answer.

The most popular tour in Granada is the fantastic Alhambra Private Tour with a Historian (with Nasrid Palaces). By joining this highly recommended tour, travelers get to learn more about what makes Granada one of the best travel destinations in Spain.

Granada also offers plenty of budget-friendly tours and activities that promise travelers a unique experience in the city. The affordable Visit Sacromonte Abbey is the cheapest tour in the town, and is a popular Historical Tour. This experience costs around 5 EUR and allows travelers a great time in Granada. This Historical Tour is available in 5 languages: German, English, Italian, French, and Spanish. Around 70 travelers have given this activity an average rating of 4 stars out of 5.

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Discover the best things to do in Granada. Choose from 357 fantastic tours and activities available in the town.

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Vacation packages in Granada

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The best and easiest way to visit Granada is by booking a vacation package. A vacation package includes everything you need for a worry-free and perfectly planned holiday in Spain.

Booking a vacation package to Granada means spending less time planning and more time enjoying your vacation. A vacation package includes everything from flight tickets, accomodation, and a rental car, to 24/7 personal travel support and a carefully planned travel itinerary. You can also take your vacation in Granada to the next level by adding tours, tickets, and activities to each day of your trip.

Apart from providing you with everything you need to travel comfortably, your vacation package to Granada is also fully customizable. In other words, you can add or remove services at your own convenience, to create the perfect vacation for you and your travel companions.

On our website, you will find 41 unique vacation packages to Granada, including flight tickets, hotel reservations, and recommendations for the best sightseeing spots, restaurants, bars, and activities.

Continue to the next section to learn more about what types of vacations you can book in the town of Granada.

Popular types of vacations in Granada

The most popular way to experience Granada is by visiting the town as part of a road trip across multiple destinations in Spain. However, it is also common for travelers to go to Granada on both shorter and longer getaways, to get a break from everyday life, relax, and experience something new.

With Guide to Europe you can find road trips, city breaks, and weekend getaways in Spain, ranging from budget to luxury. Whether you’re planning a multi-day road trip across Spain, or you just want to enjoy a few days exploring Granada, there is a vacation package for you.

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Top vacation packages in Granada

Travelers have a great selection of vacation packages to choose from in Spain. In fact, you can choose from as many as 41 different top-rated vacation packages to take you to Granada, and even more if you expand your search to include a bigger area of Spain.

To help narrow your choices down, here are some of the best vacation packages for exploring the town of Granada.

For an epic vacation, discover Granada and other top destinations in Spain on a top-rated holiday like the 10-Day Spain Road Trip from Granada traveling east to Córdoba, Madrid, Valencia & Alicante. This vacation package provides travelers with tons of opportunities to experience not only the most popular attractions in Granada, but also in other top places to visit in Spain. If Federico García Lorca, Nasrid Palaces, Mirador de San Nicolás, Alhambra, and Catedral de Granada are on your bucket list, this is the perfect vacation package for you.

If you would like to go on a budget vacation in Granada, book the popular Cheap 3-Day Spain City Break in Granada and spend as little as 134 EUR. This vacation will take you on a journey to experience some of the most incredible attractions and sights in Granada, including the fantastic Federico García Lorca, Nasrid Palaces, Mirador de San Nicolás, Alhambra, and Catedral de Granada.

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Discover and compare 41 vacation packages that take you to the wonderful town of Granada.

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How to get to Granada

To get to the town of Granada the fastest way possible, travelers from outside Spain can travel by plane. International travelers can fly to Granada by booking flights with any of the 6 airlines that offer direct flights to Federico García Lorca airport. Some airlines that operate flights to Federico García Lorca airport are Air China, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, and Azul. Go to this page to compare all flights to Granada.

To reach the town of Granada, travelers can choose from various airport transfer options available at Federico García Lorca airport.

If you're looking for the best flight ticket deals to Granada, knowing the cheapest travel time and which airlines offer the most affordable flights is helpful. Luckily, we have this information for you. Discover more about the cheapest and most popular flights to Federico García Lorca airport and Granada below.

Find cheap flights to Granada

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Over the years, more airlines have started offering flexible and direct flights to Granada, making it one of the most accessible travel destinations in Spain. However, it is usually cheaper to fly to Granada, Spain, in May.

The cheapest one-way flight to Granada costs around 32 EUR and is offered by the airline Vueling.

The cheapest round-trip flights to Granada cost approximately 17 EUR in total. The departure flight leaves on November 23 and the return flight is scheduled on November 26. The flight time is around 2 hours per way.

The return flight is operated by Palma de Mallorca.

Use the search tool below to find the cheapest flights to Spain and the town of Granada from your city of departure.

Popular flights to Granada

Travelers visiting Granada in Spain can fly to Federico García Lorca airport directly from 1072 destinations worldwide.

The three most popular routes to Federico García Lorca airport and the town of Granada in Spain depart from Pitt–Greenville airport in Greenville, the United States, Federico García Lorca airport in Granada, Spain, and Cochin International airport in Kochi, India.

Travelers can fly to Spain by choosing from from 1 weekly flight(s) from Greenville; from 1 weekly flight(s) from Granada; and from 1 weekly flight(s) from Kochi.

The airline that operates most flights to Spain is Lanmei Airlines. Lanmei Airlines offers 2 scheduled flight routes to Spain.

Discover the most popular flights to Granada below. Click to view flights to Granada, Spain from destinations all across the globe.

Where to stay in Granada

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An essential factor to consider when traveling to a new place or country is accommodation. While visiting a town as fantastic as Granada is always exciting, any avid traveler knows that accommodations often make or break the vacation experience.

The best place to stay in Granada usually depends on travelers' needs and preferences. However, booking accommodation in downtown Granada offers a ton of benefits.

Staying at the heart of the town allows you to easily walk to many of the top sights and dining areas in Granada and cut down on your travel expenses. Centrally-located accommodations are also an excellent choice for travelers in Granada planning to go on a quick tour or drive to the neighboring regions.

In Granada, you'll find 6 different types of places to stay catering to every taste, budget, and reason for travel. For example, honeymooners or travelers on a romantic getaway in Spain can experience the ultimate relaxation at one of the 5-star or 4-star hotels in Granada. Travelers whose purpose is sightseeing can also find plenty of mid-range hotels to budget-friendly accommodations in the town, allowing access to many of the top attractions in Granada.

Learn more about the most popular places to stay and the top-rated hotels in Granada in the next sections.

Popular types of accommodation in Granada

A trip to the fascinating Granada, Spain, means opportunities to relax at any of the 6 different types of places to stay in the town. Overall, travelers can choose from the following: 659 vacation rental apartments, 410 hotels, 47 cottages, 3 guesthouses, 1 hostel and 1 bed & breakfast. While each type offers varying amenities and rates, there is no denying that Granada provides a great selection of lodging options ready to cater to every kind of guest.

Among all these choices available in the town, Barcelo Granada Congress is one of the top picks of travelers in Granada.

The hotel is located at Maestro Montero 12 and boasts many great utilities, including Air conditioning, Airport shuttle, and Gym.

Budget accommodations are also incredibly popular among travelers in Granada. Cheaper alternatives allow travelers to save on accommodation costs and have more to spend on other experiences.

In Granada, travelers looking for an economical yet top-rated place to stay usually choose Hotel Granada Centro. For approximately 36 EUR, guests can book a comfortable Unknown at this popular hotel.

Below is a list of all 6 different types of places to stay in Granada. Select the type you prefer to compare options under each category and find the best accommodation.

Top hotels in Granada

Hotels are travelers' go-to accommodations in Granada for the unique experience they provide. So if you're the kind of traveler who prefers staying at hotels, you'll be glad to know that the town is home to around 1,121 hotels.

Besides offering basic amenities, many hotels in Granada provide meals and extras, such as shuttle services, spa facilities, tour desks, and other services. But because not all hotels in Granada are created equal, finding the best in the town often requires careful research. For your convenience, we've done all the research to make it easier for you to check out all the top hotels in Granada.

Barcelo Granada Congress offers the most luxurious rooms and is perfect for travelers looking for the ultimate 5-star hotel experience in Granada. If comfort, convenience, and affordability are your non-negotiables, check out Macia Real de la Alhambra, the top 4-star hotel in the town. When all you need is a pleasant place to rest and sleep in between your activities in Granada, the highest-rated 3-star hotel, Gala Plácida Suites 1923, is for you.

Below is our hand-picked list of the best hotels in the Granada. Travelers are encouraged to book early as these hotels quickly reach capacity.

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Use the Accommodation Search tool below to find available stays in the town of Granada on specific dates. This handy feature also allows you to compare prices and amenities.

Enter the preferred check-in and check-out dates. Then, select the number of guests and rooms. Click the Search button to find all the available hotels and places to stay in the town of Granada that match the information provided.

Car rental in Granada

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Experience the freedom and convenience of a self-drive vacation by renting a car for your adventures in Granada. Granada has 10 car rental companies ready to provide you with the perfect vehicle for your travels.

Automatic cars for rent in Granada start from 28.76 EUR per day or 201.29 EUR per week. The cheapest automatic rental car is a Peugeot 208 Automatic.

If you prefer driving a manual car, you’ll find multiple options for rent in Granada, starting from 15.63 EUR per day or 109.44 EUR per week. The cheapest manual rental car is a Fiat Panda.

Learn more about the different types of cars you can rent in Granada, Spain, below.

Popular types of car rental in Granada

Discover and choose from our broad range of popular car rental options in the town of Granada to find the best car for your travel plans. Travelers in Granada can choose from small cars, medium cars, large cars, estate cars, mini vans, SUVs, convertibles, premium cars, camper vans, mini campers, vans, cars. All car rentals come with CDW insurance for added protection throughout your trip.

Renting a car is a popular choice among travelers who want to explore Spain at their own pace. The most popular type of car rental among small groups of travelers in Granada is a TopLevel.

Another very popular type of car to rent in Granada is a TopLevel. This car is particularly popular among couples and solo travelers touring the town of Granada.

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Get ready to hit the road and explore the beautiful town of Granada. Find the best deals on a variety of popular car rentals in Granada, Spain, or any other destination in Europe by using the search tool below.

Enter your pick-up and drop-off location, driver's age, and dates. Click the green button to view your options.

Popular destinations to visit after Granada

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The town of Granada is just one of the many unique and scenic destinations you can visit in Spain. So if you're itching for another cultural adventure, a relaxing road trip, an action-filled city break, or a memorable weekend getaway, know that Spain has it all.

Spain is calling, and the country is asking you to experience its culture and diversity to the fullest! Take the opportunity to visit other captivating places in Spain that are as magical as the town of Granada. The most popular travel destinations in Spain are listed below. Click on the name of the place you want to explore next to learn more about it.

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When unsure of where to go next, use the map below. This map shows the locations of all the best destinations in Spain. Use the map to plan your trip and find the best routes.

Domestic flights from Granada

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A taste of Spain through a visit to Granada can often reignite a traveler's passion for adventure. When this happens, the best way to satisfy this wanderlust is to book a domestic flight from Granada to another remarkable destination in Spain.

To begin your search for the best or cheapest flights from the town of Granada to other spectacular locations in Spain, jump to the last section of this travel guide.

Popular domestic flights from Granada

Travelers in Spain can catch flights to domestic airports in Palma de Mallorca, Bilbao, and Barcelona. Domestic flights in Spain are operated by 2 airlines: Vueling, and Air Europa. There are around 3 scheduled flight routes operating to Granada on a weekly basis.

From Granada, travelers can book scheduled flights to 3 domestic destinations.

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Traveling to another city or region in Spain? Use the flight search tool below to quickly find the cheapest one-way or round-trip flights from Granada to different local destinations.

Enter all the necessary information and click or tap on the Search button to see a list of the available domestic flights in Spain on the selected dates.

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