Granada Tourism

Granada is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. The capital of the Granada Province, it is known for its majestic architecture that was born over centuries when the kingdom was still under Islamic rule. The hills and mountains that surround Granada are what give the city its character but the city is most known for Alhambra, a series of palaces built in the 14th Century.

You can witness heavy influences of Roman and Visigothic culture, once you visit Granada. Breathtaking locations, romantic gardens, some great historical significance and ancient buildings give a whole mystical vibe to the city of Granada. Every history lover would loved to visit this Renaissance styled city and cherish the moments spent here. But that doesn’t mean that this incredible city only offers to a certain section of tourists. There are a host number of incredible attractions, some great activities to indulge in, when you’re in Granada.

Covering the most important spots like Calle Navas, Cordoba, Albayzin is mandatory in your Granada trip. Also you’ll get to experience a good blend of must see, outdoors, food & drinks, entertainment, historical, leisure, arts & culture, adventure, family & kids, museums activities. You can go trekking, skiing or just explore the city by visiting it bustling lanes. You can also experience the vibrant nightlife in Granada and just have a good time.

Essential travel information and Granada tips for your visit

  • Time Zone- UTC/GMT + 2 hour
  • Currency- Euro (EUR)
  • Electricity and Internet - Voltage – 220-240 Volts, Primary Socket Type – Europlug, Schuko.Free Wifi is available in some of the hotels in Granada.
  • Languages- Spanish is the official language in Granada. However, English is widely understood by the tourists. Other languages spoken in Granada are Catalan, Galician and Basque.


  • Granada Emergency Phones
  • Emergency 061
  • Guardia Civil 062
  • Local Police 091
  • Police 092
  • Tipping – Tipping is not a regular custom in Spain. If impressed by the impeccable service at large restaurants, then 5% is more than enough.
  • Other tips: Be safe and carry your bags properly as the crowded streets usually have pickpockets. Brush up the basic Spanish language skills, when in Granada because majority of people don’t understand English.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Granada

  • Save 7% Seville to Granada Private Transfer
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    Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins

    If you are staying in Seville and want to continue on to Granada, look no further for the easy way to get in between the two ...

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  • Save 7% Granada to Malaga Airport Private Transfer
    Granada to Malaga Airport Private Transfer1 Reviews

    Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins

    Travel from your Granada to Malaga Airport. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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  • Save 7% Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour
    Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour1450 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Explore Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens on this 3-hour skip-the-line walking tour, led by a professional local guide. Wit...

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  • Save 4% Private Tour: Alhambra and Generalife
    Private Tour: Alhambra and Generalife133 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins

    Skip past the Alhambras long entrance lines with your private guide and explore this incredible palace complex! Including pri...

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  • Know the pollution level of Granada before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 40 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 68.75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 32.14 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Granada for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Granada.

    • Burglary and Theft 18.18 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 26.14 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 21.59 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 55.68 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 20.45 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 29.55 (Low)
    • Attacks 20.45 (Low)
    • Drug offense 32.95 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 92.86 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 68.18 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 23.86 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 14.77 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Granada is 176.73 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 73.97 (High)
    • Climate Index 86.55 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 36.67 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 25.43 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 56.84 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 73.23 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.09 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 81.37 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Granada

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.23 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.56 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.32 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 83.21 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 79.31 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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