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Pls help with itinerary!

by happyhormones

hey there..
I'll be arriving in Granada about 4pm on Sunday, and leaving for Madrid on Tuesday or Wednesday. I intend to do the Alhambra on Tuesday morning until afternoon. During my stay, I want to go to Albaicin, Mirador de San Nicolas, and Sacromonte too.
1. Do I have enough time for all these?
2. If I take a bus from Granada to Madrid, do I have to book in advance and where do I take the bus?
3. Are there any other must-see/must-do in Granada?

thanx :)

Re: Pls help with itinerary!

by happyhormones

typo: I intend to do the Alhambra on MONDAY morning until afternoon.

Re: Pls help with itinerary!

by puerto_lover

It's always a good idea to go with a pre booked ticket to visit the Alhambra. Actually the ticket will give you a time for the entry to the famous Nasrid Palaces where you see those beautiful carvings and courtyards. I believe that any branch of BBVA bank (they are everywhere) can issue you a ticket so perhaps it's best if you find a BBVA if you are in Spain before you go to Granada.
otherwise try getting a ticket online ?
This allows you to be sure of getting into the palaces during the 30 minutes time slot that you are given. You must be sure that you enter during this time because the numbers are regulated to avoid congestion. Once inside you can take your time.

There are frequent buses to and from Madrid to Granada. The main bus station at Granada is not very far by taxi - possibly only 5 or 6 euros from centre.
You can pre book bus ticket using if you like.

Re: Pls help with itinerary!

by chrisisclub

agree with the previous comments - to add.... the Alhambra is a public park (so, open all of the time) the ticket part is the Nasrid Palace and the Generalife gardens... I suggest that you tour the free park first and then go to the Nasrid's Palace to Generalife.. hope that this is helpful

Travel Tips for Granada

Carrera del Darro Street

by Martin_S.

Carrera del Darro Street takes you along a small waterway, not quite a creek or river, but it does meander along the lower slopes of the hill below the Alhambra. This small stone cobbled street may look like a pedestrian road only, but as you walk along you will hear the roar of buses coming up behind you and you had better flatten yourself against the wall or buildings since there is little room for the both of you. But it is a pleasant walk and you can take this way to reach the Albaycin area for the cave homes or just to find a good observation point to see the sunset or the Alhambra light up at night.

Along the way you can see several churches, each dedicated to their own patron saint. The doors were locked at the Santa Anna, but the San Peblo was open and there were people inside so we did not enter to disturb them. These are actual places of worship, not like some of the large cathedrals that seem to be more tourist attracations than anything else.

The Dragon Fest

by raquelitalarga

This is a free techno/dance festival that takes place every spring just outside Orgiva (although in 2010 it was held in Santa Fe and was much smaller). The site is a quarry and dried-up river bed that is home to a year round group of traveller types (many Brits). It gets bigger every year, in 2008 20,000 people attended. Although I'm not sure of it's legality, it's well organised, the local paper praised the provsion of bins, toilets and children's areas, and is 'tolerated' by the powers that be (and is probably too big to stop)

Lake at Bermejales

by Senoritasmile

If you were dropped here blindfolded, you'd be forgiven for thinking that you were in an alpine region of Europe. It is so beautiful, green hills, sparkling clear blue water backed by stunning snow-capped mountains. The lake has a pebble 'beach' surrounded by pine forests. This is a great walking/picnic area and close enough to Granada city for a great day out. Avoid Sundays, it will be packed to the brim with locals.

Take Alhama de Granada turn-off from A92. 'Embalse de Bermejales' is sign posted.


by Maggies

ALCAICERIA in the Old Town. Here you can see some typical souvenir shops, where you can buy the flamenco dresses, local craftswork, stained glass lamps, painted ceramics or azulejos – beautifully painted tiles.


by A2002

Drove there from Malaga Airport via Nerja and it is easy to get there.
Driving within the city is hell with lotsa one way roads. Plus roads only for buses and taxis! Drivers seem to be very impatient and never hesitate to use their honks. We parked our car near to where we are staying and walk or take a taxi.
I find the taxi is really convenient. Wun get lost and get to the place we want fast.


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