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Day Trips from Granada

By Viator, November 2015

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Andalucía has the lot: glorious coastline, soaring mountains, cosmopolitan cities, white-washed villages, marvelous Moorish heritage...and that's just for starters. Granada makes an ideal base from which to day-trip your way around the region's many charms. Your only problem? Trying to choose from so many fabulous options.

Sizzling Seville

 For many travelers, Andalucía means one thing: Seville! At 256 km (159 mi) from Granada, this historical masterpiece of a city is steeped in beauty and impressive monuments dating back centuries. The Moors are to thank for gems such as the Gothic Cathedral with its celebrated Giralda and the magnificent Real Alcázar. Make sure you also allow time to stroll the labyrinthine medieval Jewish quarter. Of course, with so much to see, you’ll need to catch an early train to make the most of it.

Sierra Nevada

Escape the city and head just over 30 km (19 mi) south from Granada to the Sierra Nevada, home to a great variety of unique flora and fauna, not to mention jaw-dropping views. This extensive mountain range features some of Spain's tallest peaks, including Mulhacén (3,482 m/11,424 ft) and Veleta (3,392 m/11,129 ft). Hikers and climbers will think they’re in heaven, while butterfly enthusiasts will be kept busy spotting the 20-plus species endemic to the area. Bus is the most practical way to get here.

Las Alpujarras

Ready for some rural delights? An area of stunning natural beauty, dominated by the dramatic rugged peaks of the Sierra Nevada, Las Alpujarras is about 70 km (44 mi) south of Granada. Breathe in the clean, fresh air as you admire its tree-clad slopes and impossibly photogenic villages. You won’t want to miss the famous medicinal spa town Lanjarón or Trevélez’s exquisite jamón. Hiring a car means you can explore this fertile region as the mood takes you, but there are buses too.

Tropical Coast

The Tropical Coast (approx. 65 km/40 mi south of Granada) offers the best of both worlds: fascinating history and beautiful scenery. Nerja boasts 16 km (10 mi) of dreamy beaches, along with the spectacular Caves of Nerja, where you’ll find amazing archaeological treasures over 20,000 years old. Scuba diving fans should head to Motril, while aspiring shutterbugs will flip for Salobreña, a white-washed, hill-top village with an impressive Islamic castle and sweeping views. Coach or hired car is your best bet around here. 

Captivating Córdoba

Córdoba wears its illustrious history with grace. As you wander its flower-filled alleys, impressive squares and whitewashed courtyards, you’ll come across timeless beauties like its lavish mosque La Mezquita, and the remarkable cathedral built within after the Christians conquered the city in the 13th century. Then lose yourself in the evocative and ancient Jewish quarter, home to one of Spain's few remaining synagogues. Some 165 km (102 mi) northwest of Granada, Córdoba is best reached by bus.

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Cordoba Day Trip from Granada

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 11 hours

From USD $141.98

Las Alpujarras Day Trip from Granada

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 10 hours

From USD $74.97

Private Tour: Cordoba Day Trip from Granada

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 11 hours

From USD $131.19

Private Tour: Sierra Nevada Day Trip from Granada

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 7 hours

From USD $56.35

Sierra Nevada Day Trip from Granada

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 7 hours

From USD $46.57

Tropical Coast and Caves of Nerja Day Trip from Granada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 10 hours

From USD $81.21
From USD $221.83

Seville Day Trip from Granada

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 12 hours

From USD $146.52
From USD $118.97

Private Tour: Las Alpujarras Day Trip from Granada

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 10 hours

From USD $101.37

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