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1. Posted by jereminho (Budding Member 28 posts) 9y

hey everyone

I am considering going to granada mid to late may. Im aware that this is a big town filled with college students which is awesome but i have heard that uni exams in europe only finish at the end of may - does this mean that granada will be a bit quiet when i am over there mid may?

Also what did you get up to when you were over there?

thanks a lot ,

2. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

I tell you in a few weeks. (I am there 20-22 of May)

A Spanish city being a quiet city, I have never seen that. (only during siesta). I don't think it will be quiet as not everyone is having exams.

3. Posted by jereminho (Budding Member 28 posts) 9y

cool i look forward to hearing about it cheers

4. Posted by Gusiluz (Full Member 77 posts) 9y

I live in Granada. I can tell you there are plenty of students around here until late June. Actually most exams take place in June, not May ("Exámenes de Junio" they're called ). )

Most faculties and school leave their libraries open 24 h. this time of the year. Its not an uncommon thing to see them at 4:00 a.m. smoking a cigarette at the door of any public library. But students are supposed to study...

So don't worry, Granada won't be quiet, maybe not as noisy as usual but that's all. In fact I think only in July&August it becomes a desert, when everybody runs away from the heat and head to the beach or mountain.

I just hope it stops raining because right now it is raining a looooot.:(

PD: Granada is not that big. You can walk from one end to the other in 30-45 mins.

5. Posted by miromar (Respected Member 175 posts) 9y

Quoting Gusiluz

PD: Granada is not that big. You can walk from one end to the other in 30-45 mins.

Hehehe... Well, I am originally from Granada, and I must say Gusiluz that 30-45 mins to walk to one end to the other is a bit challenging.... (but maybe it is because i am a lazy cow... )

I agree with everything else you mentioned though!

Jereminho, if you want to get a real taste of Granada, I would recommend you leave your trip to the first week of June, when this year the Corpus Christi celebrations are taking place. You wont see anything like that anywhere else, trust me! (the 7th is the big day, but celebrations will begin earlier that week)

Anymore info, let us know ;)

x x Miromar x x

6. Posted by Mancunion (Full Member 128 posts) 9y

Well I was in Granada last summer and I had a great time. I loved it, the atmosphere was fantastic, weather was great and so were the people.

Yup, it is not that big, but you should still enjoy it.

Where are you going to be coming from? what else do you have in mind? and how long do you have?

What can you do in Granada? Well when I was there I went to the Alhambra, of course, BEAUTIFUL! but try and organise a ticket before you depart as it can be difficult to get one while you are there, especially in peak season. I was lucky as my hotel organised tours so I managed to get in, if not you may have to queue up for a while!!!

You can also visit the Cathedral, very nice to see. We also went for a Arabic bath, near to the Information office, it was nice and relaxing.

I met some people there who were going to go trekking in the mountains, which sounded interesting. There are many bars and cafes there and you can watch some light entertainment there in the streets.

I enjoyed my time there and I Am sure you will too...

You could also tour Andalucia if you had plenty of time...

7. Posted by jereminho (Budding Member 28 posts) 9y

hey cheers for all the help

I am 19 yr old Australian , doing a 9 week euro trip starting in barca.
So after about 5 days in Barca i will travel south to Cadiz where i will work for a few days in a nearby town then i will have another week or so to explore the south of spain and im thinking Granada sounds the best for a bit of culture.

I wouldnt mind checking out some nearby towns as well like Alhambra u speak of

Anyone reccomend good hostels to stay in Granada - or i hear you can stay on the uni campus?

cheers

8. Posted by miromar (Respected Member 175 posts) 9y

You could try to visit Sevilla in your way to Granada from Cadiz (why cadiz by the way?? Not the most reccommended place to visit in the south??)

Sevilla is beautiful and well worth it (almost comparable to Granada :P) and you can take the train and in 2hours or so be in Granada

x x Miromar x x

9. Posted by abesworld (Budding Member 48 posts) 9y

i'm going to cadiz and granada this summer as well, can't wait. i'll be staying with a friend in granada, but everyone who has been to cadiz told me that it's amazing. i hear very little about it here and from some people, but everything i read and hear about it makes it sound very appealing.

granada's a must for me, but why do you think that cadiz isn't the most recommended place?

10. Posted by miromar (Respected Member 175 posts) 9y

Quoting abesworld

granada's a must for me, but why do you think that cadiz isn't the most recommended place?

Hi abesworld,

Dont take me wrong, Cadiz is a great place, and im sure you'll enjoy the area as well. What i meant is there are always places which are a must and some other that are not such. For people travelling from far away to andalucia, you will find that Sevilla, Cordoba, Granada are a must. Cadiz, Malaga are good, but you are not missing a great deal if you dont visit... you know what im saying? I was just surprise by the post to find someone that would choose cadiz over other destinations in andalucia. Surprised not in a bad way :)

If you go to cadiz take the chance to go to Donana National Park (the dunes are awesome) which is not far and maybe go down to Tarifa, in the south, for the best windsurfing you'll find in Spain. If I was you, I wouldnt miss Sevilla, is round the corner and it is a gorgeous city!

Sorry if I confused you with my last post

Let me know if I can help you with anything, and good luck!

Take Care

x x Miromar x x

[ Edit: Edited on May 6, 2007, at 4:42 AM by miromar ]