Granada, a multicultural and energetic city at the base of the Sierra Nevada, is home to two of Spain’s best-known UNESCO World Heritage sites: the gardens of the Generalife and the Moorish Alhambra palace. Here’s what you need to know about visiting Granada from the Costa del Sol.
- Marvel at the Moorish architecture of the Alhambra palace.
- Learn about the 1,000-year history of Granada, including Moorish occupation from the eighth to 11th centuries.
- Stroll through the gardens of Generalife, once the summer palace for the Moorish sultan.
- Explore the streets of Central Granada with plenty of free time for a meal at one of the many tapas bars.
Things to Know
- Day trips to Granada from Málaga or Marbella last anywhere from seven to 10 hours, depending on the option chosen.
- Granada is located 78 miles (126 kilometers) from Málaga and 111 miles (179 kilometers) from Marbella on the Costa del Sol.
- Tickets to the Alhambra can sell out early, so book your day trip ahead of time to avoid disappointment.
- Most tours include pickup and drop-off from hotels on the Costa del Sol.