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8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 20 Jul 2019
Hotel Saray
20 Jul 2019 - 27 Jul 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £373 per person
Sacromonte
20 Jul 2019 - 27 Jul 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £271 per person
Occidental Granada
20 Jul 2019 - 27 Jul 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £329 per person
Nest Style Granada
20 Jul 2019 - 27 Jul 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £289 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 24 Aug 2019
Hotel Sercotel Perla Marina
24 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £530 per person
Hotel Nerja Club
24 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £554 per person
Hotel Villa Frigiliana
24 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £522 per person
Hotel Villa Flamenca
24 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £577 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 07 Sep 2019
Barceló Carmen Granada
07 Sep 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £302 per person
Monjas del Carmen
07 Sep 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £273 per person
Barceló Granada Congress
07 Sep 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £260 per person
Hotel Plaza Nueva
07 Sep 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £239 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 19 Jul 2019
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Melia Granada Hotel
19 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £202 per person
Hotel Las Nieves
19 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £166 per person
Monjas Del Carmen Hotel
19 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £182 per person
Abadía Hotel
19 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £169 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 20 Sep 2019
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B&B Hotel Granada
20 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £158 per person
Macia Plaza
20 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £184 per person
Hotel Párraga Siete
20 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £187 per person
Hotel Macia Real de La Alhambra
20 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £167 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 08 Nov 2019
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Hotel Anacapri
08 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £132 per person
Navas Hotel
08 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £121 per person
Melia Granada
08 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £156 per person
Leonardo Hotel Granada
08 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £121 per person
Hotel ratings in Granada
Hotel Granada Centro
Granada
From £163 per person
Everything you need in a perfect location
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
Jul 12, 2019
Buxton, United Kingdom
Dauro Hotel
Granada
From £305 per person
Great hotel
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
Jul 06, 2019
Hotel Boutique Puerta de las Granadas
Granada
From £193 per person
Super Helpful and Close to Everything
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
Jul 14, 2019
Iowa
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Granada – More than just Alhambra

While the stunning Alhambra, the beautifully preserved Moorish palace, is undoubtedly Granada's main attraction, this Andalusian city has so much more to offer. Explore the medieval cave dwellings in Sacromonte, wander the winding streets of its Old Town and enjoy a glass of sherry served with free tapas. Several festivals throughout the year and an endless number of stunning churches and museums will keep your eyes busy on weekends in Granada.

Pre-travel tips

Remember to adjust your watch before arriving for your weekend in Granada, as Spain is one hour ahead of the UK. While Spanish is the official language, locals tend to speak Andaluz, a regional dialect with many Arabic loanwords and a tendency to clip the ends of words. Thankfully, UK citizens won't need a visa to spend time here.

There is a number of direct flights from the UK to Federico García Lorca Granada Airport (GRX), including from London and Manchester. You might also want to check out flights to Málaga, which could be the better option if you travel during the low season. To get from Málaga to your final destination, take the Alsa bus, which runs several times per day from Málaga airport (AGP) to Granada.

When is the best time to travel to Granada?

Granada has a dry climate with hot summers and mild winters. The best travel time is spring, when temperatures are comfortably warm and everything blooms. Autumn and winter are also great times, as attractions such as the Alhambra tend to be less busy. Granada is home to many festivals and events; if you travel during one of the following periods, make sure to reserve your flight and hotel in Granada well in advance:

  • First Sunday in February – San Cecilio. Granada celebrates its patron saint with a solemn mass in Sacromonte Abbey, followed by gastronomic competitions in various bars and restaurants.
  • March and April – Semana Santa. Holy Week and Easter are celebrated with colourful but sombre processions, some of them at night or in the very early hours of the morning.
  • June and July – International Festival of Music and Dance. With live music, ballet, flamenco, and contemporary and traditional dance, this festival has it all.

What to do in Granada

One of the biggest joys of Granada city breaks is that the area is so easily explorable by foot. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes, as the city is hilly and the best treasures are often hidden in the narrow cobblestone streets. Exciting areas to explore are:

  • Sacromonte – This quarter is where the Romani people have lived since medieval times – some of the ancient structures have been converted into bars, restaurants and artisan crafts shops.
  • The Granada Cathedral – With this superb example of Renaissance church in its centre, the area bustles with life, and the ubiquitous flowers and bubbling fountains give it a unique flair.
  • Albayzín – An ancient Moorish neighbourhood whose white-washed buildings and narrow streets take you back in time.

What to visit in Granada

Make sure to order your ticket to the Alhambra well in advance, either online or as part of your package holidays in Granada, as the number of visitors allowed every day is restricted. Also, pay attention to when your allocated timeslot for the Palacios Nazaries is, and plan your visit around it.

The Cartuja Monastery, in the northern part of the city, is a superb example of Baroque architecture. The cloister gardens are a place of quiet contemplation, while the church itself is full of stunning artwork.

The Parque de las Ciencias in the southern part is a great place for the whole family. Different exhibitions show the importance of science and technology brought by the Arabs to Andalusia.

What to eat in Granada

Apart from tapas, which are typically served for free with drinks, there are many local specialities that are worth trying. Granada's cuisine is a delicious mix of Spanish and Arabic influences. Some dishes you can enjoy during city breaks in Granada:

  • Ajoblanco – a cold, refreshing soup made from finely ground almonds, garlic and olive oil, typically served with grapes.
  • Pescaíto frito – small, deep-fried fish.
  • Habas con jamón – Beans with ham.
  • Chocolate con churros – Hot chocolate with deep-fried dough strips.

What can you bring home from Granada?

A few suggestions of what to bring home after package holidays in Granada:

  • Mantones and abanicos – Embroidered scarfs and decorated fans, respectively.
  • Jarapas – Colourful, handwoven rugs that give any room an Andalusian touch.
  • Fajalauza – Local pottery in mostly green and blue tones.
  • Taracea - Marquetry boxes with mosaics made from different materials such as shells and wood.
  • Cosmetics – Local farmers manufacture natural honey, olive oil and even donkey milk cosmetics.