Abades Nevada Palace

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

C/ de la Sultana 3, Granada, Granada Province, 18008, Spain
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Costs 48% less than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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  • Families80
  • Couples71
  • Solo50
  • Business64

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Travelling to Granada with children from Madrid at Easter

by derbyshire1

We are going to stay outside Orgiva at Easter. We have booked tickets by sleeper train to arrive in Madrid. We have a 5 and 7 yr old. We are wondering whether to drive from Madrid or get train to Granada. We arrive on the Saturday in Easter so I'm aware it will be busy. The timing of the sleeper means that we would have to wait until the 5pm train and arrive at Granada 9.40pm. If there was an earlier train this would have been our best option but there isn't. It also means finding something easy to do (and leaving luggage) during the day in Madrid.. But suggestions welcome. We may/may not have slept well.

How good/bad are the roads from Madrid to Granada (Orgiva is c45 mins after Granada)? I've found mixed reports and some reports of major roadworks.

Coach is out because of car-sick husband! (Not the kids). And tickets booked, so plane not an option either.

So either hang about in Madrid, get late to Granada then have to pick up hire care OR drive for 5 hours plus?

Which do you recommend

Thanks in advance.

Re: Travelling to Granada with children from Madrid at Easter

by derbyshire1

Ignore the train to Granada route question. We may go by train to Malaga and then drive. We are keen to know though what the drive from Madrid to Granada/Andulucia is currently like though and impact of Easter traffic?

Thank you!

Re: Travelling to Granada with children from Madrid at Easter

by ranger49

Using www.michelin.co.uk - the distance is 271 miles from the airport in Madrid to Granada city centre and total driving time 4hours and twenty minutes.

It is motorway for almost all the journey, so Tolls wouold be approx £10
We have done the onward journey from Granada to Orgiva ( and beyond) but we took aslow, very winding route with dramatic scenery, you could take the fast road as far as the exit for Lanjaron and Orviga.
Not too sure about traffic - at least there should be less heavy goods traffice and most of the route woild be at least dual carriage way. Hope this helps a bit.

Re: Travelling to Granada with children from Madrid at Easter

by johnincornwall

When there is a 'Puente', all the traffic leaves the cities on th same day to head in whatever direction and there is chaos. I would imagine this would be the Weds before the first day of the holiday (Easter Thurs), but may wrong. If you avoid this, driving is fine!

Re: Travelling to Granada with children from Madrid at Easter

by Jawnuta

Highways are really nice in Spain. They were all recently renovated (EU money)
We drove in 2008
Madrid, Valencia, Granada, Sevilla, Cordoba, South Portugal, Lisbon and back to Madrid.
All smooth and no traffic at all.
We always had choice if there was a highway that was very expensive we sometimes opted for a local road, but always drove on good roads.

There are great places to stop along the way for a bite and bathroom.
Even gas stations offer sandwiches with hand cut hamon :-) and great coffee.

Plus there are so many places to see along the way (look for brown color signs - attractions)

Travel Tips for Granada

Granada City Pass

by Aitana

There is another way to get tickets for Alhambra: the Granada City Pass (Bono turístico de Granada). There are 3 and 5 days passes. The pass includes the visit of the main sights: Alhambra (Generalife, Alcazaba and Nasrid Palaces), Cathedral, Royal chapel (Catholic Monarchs' mausoleum), La Cartuja Monastery, San Jerónimo Monastery and Science Park. It includes also 5 or 9 bus rides, according to the pass you chose (3 or 5 days). The price is 27.00 euro (3 days pass) or 32.00 euro (5 days pass).

You can buy it at Caja Granada. At the moment you buy it, you can chose the day you will visit the Alhambra and the hour you will enter the Nasrid Palaces.


It can be bought in advance through the website or by phone, calling the Caja Granada Information and Reservations Centre: (+34) 902 100 095 / 958 244 500.

You can also buy it directly:
Caja Granada branch at Plaza Isabel la Católica No 6.
Monday to Friday, 9am to 2pm (working days).
Form of payment: cash.

Caja Granada branch in the Neptuno shopping centre, Calle Arabial s/n.
Monday to Saturday, 10am to 2pm and 4pm to 8pm (working days).
Form of payment: cash.

This.is:granada audio guide kiosk on Plaza Nueva, s/n (beside the bus stop for the Alhambra)
Tel.: 958 210 239 www.thisis.ws
Kiosk opening hours:
April to October, Monday to Saturday, 9:30am to 2:30pm and 4pm to 8pm
Sunday, 9:30am to 2:30pm and 4pm to 7pm
November to March, Monday to Sunday, 10am to 2pm

Plaza de Nueva - reflecting Granada's history

by Ekaterinburg

Plaza de Nueva, like the cathedral, was built as a reminder that Catholicism had taken over from Islam and Ferdinand and Isabela were now calling the shots. As well as destroying the large mosque to make way for their cathedral, once Bobadil had been driven out of the city they lost no time in attempting to wipe out as much evidence of his rule as they possibly could. In Plaza Nueva there was a ritual burning of more than 80,000 books from the Muslim university library. This imediately brings to mind the burning of Jewish books by the nazis and of course, persecution of the Jewish community was another prominent feature of the reign of the Catholic monarchs. From Plaza Nueva you can head up to the Alhambra via the Cuesta de Gomerez or start your exploration of the Albaicin, along Carrera De Darro. The church of Santa Ana is the most interesting building in the Plaza and in its construction, echoes the constant theme of Isalm v Catholicism that dominates Granada. Though built in the 16th century, long after the Moors had gone, the bell tower was actually originally a minaret from a mosque which once stood in this place.
Now Plaza de Nueva is awash with outdoor cafes and bars and there's usually plenty of impromptu entertainment going on there as well.

El Corpus Cristi

by Christina1881

The biggest celebration in Granada durring the year is a week long "party" near the busstation.
There were this year (2005) an amusement park and lots of tents (big ones) that was working as restaurants, bars and discos.
This is yet another avent where you will be able to see women and children dress up in the tradicional gypsy-flamenco-dresses.
Normally El Corpus Cristi is around the end of may or the beggining of june (it depends on when is easter!)

Parque Federico Garcia Lorca

by barryg23

The beautiful Federico Garcia Lorca park was the first place we visited in Granada. It was lunchtime by the time we had arrived in Granada and after checking into our hotel we asked the lady running the hotel for suggestions for a good place for a picnic. She recommended this park which was about 100 metres south of the hotel (just below Camino de Ronda in the south of the city).

We bought picnic supplies in the supermarket beside the hotel and had a lovely lunch in the park. The weather was fine, the food was good and Federico Garcia Lorca park was a nice place to begin our visit to Granada. The park wasn't too busy. There were locals walking their dogs and students studying on benches. It was much quieter than other parts of the city we would see later that day.

The park takes its name from the early 20th century poet Federico Garcia Lorca, who died in Granada, at the age of 31, after being shot by Nationalist soldiers in the Spanish Civil War.

You have a lot of places to go...

by PabloD

You have a lot of places to go in Granada, but it wasn't fun for us. My recommendation is to stay in Sierra Nevada, even for the nightlife.... There are several discos/pubs with the 'mountain' style in the Sierra and the people are nicer....a lot ;) ,and is not expensive (20 USD avg/night) This is the key...how to dress....in Granada, if you want to enter to a big disco like 'Granada 10' you have to be dressed up with all the quality clothing you have....if you have a business suit and tie, use them.
If you are in Sierra Nevada, go as you want, you'll be always welcome everywhere....there aren't any guards at the pubs front doors and inside everyone is a friend.


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Address: C/ de la Sultana 3, Granada, Granada Province, 18008, Spain