Granada (Spain)

Granada is a small city in the southern parts of Spain. The city is famous mainly for the Moorish fortress Alhambra, numerous historical monuments, the nearby Sierra Nevada ski resorts as well as the rowdy nightlife, which is mainly enjoyed by students. The Alhambra is a massive fortress. Due to a limited number of entry tickets, you have to purchase tickets for a Alhambra tour from the official website at least a few weeks, sometimes even a month ahead. The Muslim Quarter Albayzin is also a popular tourist destination in the region.

Population: 239,017
Beach : No
Mountain : No
Popular destination: No
Official language: Spanish
Skill level of the English language : Moderate
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electric plugs: C, F
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: It is common to tip 10% in the big cities if the service has been good. There is no tipping for less than good service.
Time in destination: Jan 25, 2021, 8:59:35 AM

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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 44.2 54.0 34.3 6
February 47.1 57.4 36.7 6
March 51.3 62.6 39.7 6
April 54.7 65.8 43.5 7
May 61.7 73.6 49.6 5
June 70.3 83.8 57.0 2
July 77.5 92.3 62.8 0
August 77.2 91.8 62.8 1
September 70.2 83.3 57.2 2
October 60.3 71.4 49.1 5
November 51.1 61.2 41.2 6
December 46.2 55.6 37.0 7

More information: Granada forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Granada is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $50.65, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $184.98, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $63.95
  • Hotel (3 stars): $76.74
  • Hotel (4 stars): $95.26
  • Hotel (5 stars): $182.92
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $13.07
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $21.76
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $3.04
  • Meal, McDonalds: $9.12
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $13.37

More information: Granada price level

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Granada has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 70.9 (better than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 86.0 (better than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 64.6 (better than United states average 41.7)

More information: Granada safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

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