Granada, The Pearl of Andalusia
Granada is different
Granada is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains and at the confluence of three rivers: the Beiro, the Darro and the Genil. As well, is only one hour by car from the Mediterranean coast. The city is famous for its main sight, la Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace which is part of the world heritage. The fortress and palace is considered the most renowned building of the Andalusian Islamic historical legacy with its many cultural attractions that make Granada a popular destination among the touristic cities of Spain. With its free tapas culture, abundant student population (Granada is the Erasmus top destination every year) and quirky Moroccan tea houses, Granada is Andalusia with a twist, that simply cries out to be explored.
How to arrive
– Granada Airport:
Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport (GRX) is about 15 km west of Granada. Buses run regularly from the airport to the city center for 3€.
– Málaga International Airport (Best option for international Delegations):
Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport (AGP) is about 133 km away from Granada. Buses run regularly from both the airport and the city center of Málaga to Granada’s main bus station for about 15€. Our organisation team can help you book your tickets!
– Granada’s main bus station:
Multiple bus lines connect the bus station with the city center. You will get more information in our Participant’s Preparation Guide.
– Madrid International Airport:
Barajas Airport (MAD). Granada is about 4 hours by bus from Madrid but flights are less expensive.