Granada is the capital city of the province of Granada in Andalusia, Spain. It is only an hour by car from the Mediterranean coast known as the Costa Tropical, which is a major tourist attraction. Most visitors arriving in this region take flights to Granada which land in the area known as Vega del Genil.
The city is served by a single airport which is known as the Federico Garcia Lorca Airport which is located approximately 9 miles west of the city center. Travelers can also use a train network to and from the city which is interlinked to one of the terminals at the airport to save time, especially during rush hour.
This airport is mostly served by budget airlines and most of the flights in this region are domestic. However, there are direct flights from London by the BA Cityflyer airline which departs from London City Airport, while Iberia also makes direct flights. Other airlines operating this route, that offer in-direct options include Vueling and AirBaltic.
With much shorter journey times than car or rail, flying offers a comfortable, convenient alternative mode of transport. The comfort and luxury of using an airplane is superior, with no bumps and swerving round corners, just a smooth flow all the way. Flights also connect Granada with countries further afield, allowing more travelers the chance to enjoy the Spanish city.
Federico Garcia Lorca Granada-Jean airport is 9 miles west of the city. Organizing onward travel is easy thanks to designated shuttles to the city center.
Granada's rich history dates back to the 13th century. It was once inhabited by a Muslim dynasty known as the Nasrid dynasty. Some buildings showcase the heritage of these inhabitants. Overall, the grandeur of the architecture is marvelous, offering an enticing spectacle. On the opposite side are the hills of Alhambra where the small old town has tiny tea shops plus winding hills that give a magnificent view. At Banuelo, there are the 11th-century baths, which are open every morning with free entry for all visitors and the Royal Chapel which is a resting place for Catholic kings.