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When to go
Perched on a hill, the Alhambra stands framed against the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada … in winter it snows in the Andalusian mountains, making it possible to hit the slopes just an hour’s drive from Granada. Even if you’re not keen on skiing, this is still a good time to visit the city. There are fewer crowds, the temperature is mild and sightseeing is pleasant, plus in early December there’s the added attraction of the Flamenco festival. Photographers will also find the light at this time of year particularly beautiful.
Spring and autumn are also mild, making them a good time to explore Granada but be warned – the city gets busy in Holy Week, when its famous celebrations attract the crowds!
Although Granada has a lively atmosphere in July thanks to its Music and Dance festival, summer is not the best time to make the most of the city. Temperatures rise quickly, often reaching 40°C, and despite the heat the city is crowded with visitors.
Formalities and useful addresses
Tourist office – www.turgranada.es
Granada tourist office – Calle Cárcel Baja, 3 - [TEL] 958 247 128
1 February – San Cecilio
Maundy Thursday and Good Friday
12 October – National Holiday
6 December – Spanish Constitution Day
8 December – Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Federico García Lorca de Granada-Jaén airport – www.aena.es