Granada is a large and cosmopolitan city, with an intriguing historic centre topped by the wonders of the Alhambra and surrounded by the snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada. Browse the narrow alleys of the Albayzín, or enjoy the elegant courtyards of the Realejo district. Enjoy drinks and tapas in the Plaza Isabel la Catolica, before stepping into the Granada Cathedral to marvel at the magnificently painted Capilla Mayor Dome. Set aside a day to fully explore the Alhambra, the largest remnant of Southern Europe's Moorish past. Granada also makes the perfect base for skiing on the slopes of the Sierra Nevada, or heading South to the beaches of Almunecar and Nerja.
Although Granada has its own small airport, most major and budget airlines land at Malaga Airport, around 130 km away. Buses and trains can then be used to travel to Granada from Malaga, both with journey times of around 2 hours. Alternatively car rental is available at the Airport. Aer Lingus, Easyjet, British Airways, Lufthansa and Ryanair all operate flights into Malaga Airport.
It is possible to travel to Granada by train from several cities in Spain. Granada Train Station is located near Avenida de la Constitucion, a short distance from the city center, and linked by local buses and taxis. Several trains a day arrive in Granada from Algeciras, Antequera, Ronda, Barcelona, Malaga, Valencia, and Madrid, via Cordoba. Some journeys are by high-speed train and all routes are operated by Renfe, the Spanish national rail provider.
Granada's Bus Station is a modern concourse located around 3 km from the city center. Buses run from the bus to the train station, from where visitors can travel to Granada city center by local bus. Taxis are available at Granada Bus Station. Buses arrive in Granada from Sevilla, Malaga, Madrid, Cordoba and Algeciras, with most routes operated by ALSA.