Andalusia is one of the destinations with the most cultural heritage in the world. You can visit many places close to Granada:
We could spend hours talking about everything there is to enjoy in our province. If you fancy mountains, you can go to the Sierra Nevada, one of Spain’s best skiing locations.
There buses from the bus station every day. If you prefer the coast, there are many options less than one hour away. Salobreña, Almuñecar, Motril, Calahonda, Castell de Ferro… You can also visit the villages of the Alpujarra, have lunch and spend the day there… Bubión, Capileira, Pampaneira, Trevélez…or even Lanjarón, famous for its water.
We simply can’t choose between them. On the other hand, if you want to discover the villages in our province, there is also a choice of locations: Guadix, a focal point for tourism due to its monuments, cave houses and historic buildings. It shares the tradition of the famous Cascamorras festival with Baza, which also boasts many heritage sites.
Finally, if you have time, don’t miss out on visiting Alfacar. Lastly, if you want to find out more about the life of our most internationally-renowned poet, the García Lorca Centre is located very close to our apartments, but if you want to see the villages where he was born and spent his childhood you must visit Fuente Vaqueros and Valderrubio.
The most Eastern provincial capital in Andalusia, bathed by the Mediterranean Sea, it has a vast cultural heritage, as well as a much gentler year-round climate than Granada. Its beaches (whether in the area of Roquetas de Mar, Aguadulce, or above all around Cabo de Gata) are a must-see destination all summer long.
Inland lies the Tabernas desert, which for many years provided the backdrop for legendary “spaghetti westerns”.
Cradle of the Caliphate, one of the most beautiful cities in Andalusia. Apart from the obligatory visit to the Mosque, a World Heritage Site, you also have Córdoba’s famous patios, museums and the Alcázar of the Christian Monarchs. Don’t leave the old Jewish quarter without visiting the Synagogue.
Crossing the Guadalquivir river you’ll find the Roman Bridge, and the Calahorra Tower. If you have time, go and see Medina Azahara, declared a World Heritage Site in 2018.
Together with Granada, the largest city in Western Andalusia. Apart from being one of the best connected cities in southern Spain, it has started to be known as “the new Barcelona” due to its cultural regeneration project.
Inland you can find some of the most interesting villages in Spain, such as Ronda and its spectacular Tajo gorge, Antequera where you can see the Torcal and the Caminito del Rey, and Nerja, if you feel like relaxing on the beach. For a very popular tourist destination, you can also visit Marbella.
Although at first glance it seems to be our less well-known neighbouring province, its villages Úbeda and Baeza have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
If you want to lose yourself in nature you can always visit the Sierra de Cazorla.
Due to the historic rivalry between the two cities, no-one from Granada would ever admit this, but if you have time, Seville is one of the most beautiful cities to visit. A two-and-a-half-hour journey from Granada, its centre is without doubt one of the most interesting in the whole of Spain given that it gathers together a vast historical, artistic and cultural heritage.
We would particularly recommend the Plaza de España, where it is very typical to capture your visit on one of the tiled benches dedicated to each Spanish province. If you go between March and June it is highly likely that your visit will coincide with a festival. We hope that these suggestions convince you to stay here a little longer.