Compare cheap Granada car rental prices today for your trip to Granada. Granada Airport, also known as Federico García Lorca Granada Jaén Airport, is 16 kilometres outside Granada City. Its primary function is to offer national flights between Granada, Barcelona, and Madrid, but it also operates some international flights, mainly to Paris and Rome.
Facilities in the airport include duty-free shops, restaurants, meeting rooms and ATMs. There is no airport train station. Malaga Airport (Aeropuerto de Málaga) is the nearest major international airport to Granada, 125 kilometres away.
The region of Granada is unusual in that the temperatures can vary in winter from minus ten °C in the Sierra Nevada, where it is possible to go skiing, to plus 15 °C near the coast! Granada has three World Heritage designations: the Alhambra Palace, the Generalife Palace, and one of Granada’s oldest neighbourhoods, the Albaicín.
The traditional cuisine of Granada is heavily influenced by its Moorish heritage, and the area has an abundance of café, bars, cellars, and restaurants. Granada also has a reputation for offering free tapas with every drink purchased! Our favourite tourist attractions include Alhambra Palace, Albayzin and the Granada Cathedral.
There are regular guided tours inside the magnificent UNESCO-listed Alhambra Palace, where you will see the Hall of Abencerrajes, Myrtle Courtyard, Alhambra’s Royal Baths, Palace of Charles V, Alcazaba Fortress, Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Gardens. There is so much to see that tours can take up to 2.5 hours.
The Albayzín is the Moorish district of Granada, filled with narrow winding streets and offers fantastic views of the Alhambra. On your stroll through the neighbourhood, visit Granada’s archaeological museum, the church of San Salvador, the Bib Rambla Square and Alcaicería (Granada’s old silk market).
Granada Cathedral, or The Cathedral of the Incarnation as it is known locally, was built by Queen Isabella after the conquest of Granada. The Renaissance-style cathedral is situated right in the centre of Granada at Gran Vía de Colón. Inside, you will see Isabella and Ferdinand’s effigies, Adam and Eve’s busts, paintings by El Greco, and so much more!
Other visitor attraction in Granada include Casa del Arte Flamenco (flamenco performances), Escuela Carmen de las Cuevas (language and flamenco school), Parque de las Ciencias (science park), Basilica de Nuestra Senora de las Angustias (Andalusian baroque church), Basilica de San Juan de Dios (church with Saint John of God’s remains) and Plaza Nueva (Granada’s central plaza).