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Thursday, August 22, 2013 (read 526 times)

Granada: Excursions

by Imogen

The city of Granada itself has many points of interest and “must-see”-attractions: But let’s also have a look at what’s on offer around this beautiful Spanish City.

If you have a lot of time in Granada, it might be worth taking an excursion out of the city, to get to see a different part. These excursions are all within such close proximity that there’s no reason you can’t make a day trip out of it.

Sierra Nevada

Depending on the time of the year, you might be able to have a ski. The ski season in Sierra Nevada is typically from the end of November until the end of April or even the beginning of May. It is situated approximately half an hour away from Granada, so even if you just fancied one day in the mountains, this is perfectly possible. This mountain range is also open during the summer for hiking.

Costa Tropical

Granada is one of the very few places in the world that you can go for a ski in the morning and be on the beach in the afternoon. Depending on where you go, the journey from Granada will take about 45 minutes to an hour. The best beaches are those in Almuñecar or Motril.


Perhaps a bit more of a longer journey, but it is well worth the trip to visit another beautiful Andalusian city. Seville is located about 2 and a half hours from Granada, and although you will never see everything you want to see in Seville in a day, a tour will help you to see the best parts of the city. Indeed, if you fancy staying longer you can always go for a two-day trip if you have the time.


Soak up the culture of this ancient Roman city, which used to be the capital of an Islamic caliphate in the Middle Ages.

Las Alpujarras

The mountains on the other side of Sierra Nevada; you can take a day trip from Granada to go and explore the gorges and natural springs that you will find here.


A bit further along the Costa Tropical, you will find the lovely “pueblo blanco” (white village) of Nerja. You can enjoy its beautiful coastline, views, beaches and caves, as well as having a wander round its historical center.

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