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Granada (province)

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Introduction

Granada is one of eight provinces in Andalusia, a southern region of Spain.

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Sights and Activities

Alhambra

Granada, Alhambra

Granada, Alhambra

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The Alhambra is without doubt the most important tourist attraction in Granada, if not in Spain. It is a complex of buildings and gardens, consisting of an Alcazar and several Moorish and Catholic palaces, that lies on a hill looking out of the city of Granada. For more information about the Alhambra, check the guide to the Alhambra.

Albayzin

Albayzin is the old Moorish neighbourhood. It lies on a small hill opposite the Alhambra, and has a different feel from the rest of the city. On some of the really small road, known as the "alcaiceria" there are vendors selling all kind of mainly Arabic goods. It is also a great place to have a tea at the Arabic tea houses ("teterias") spread around the shops. Don't miss to go see the sunset in "Mirador de San Nicolas".

Other sights

  • Parque de las Ciencias
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Alpujarras

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Getting There

By Plane

Granada Airport (GRX) is located a few miles outside of the city of Granada, the main gateway to the province. A bus service will take you to the town (3 euro), and takes about 20 minutes. Most of the connections are from/to the main Spanish cities (Madrid, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Las Palms de Gran Canaria, Melilla), but Ryanair also flies to Granada from Bologna, Girona), [[Liverpool, London-Stansted, Madrid and Milan-Orio el Serio/Bergamo Airport (one and the same).

By Train

Granada is connected by train with Madrid (2 trains a day). It is connected with other cities in Andalusia as well. However, the short distances makes it easier to take the bus (being more frequent and cheaper).

By Bus

The bus station in Granada city is located to the north area of the city, and all the long distance buses stop there. Destinations included are virtually everywhere in Andalusia plus all the main cities in Spain. There are also connexions for international buses. The station is connected to the city center by several local buses (map of Granada bus lines: map). You can also catch a taxi, there is a taxi stop just outside.

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