Getting around Granada

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Getting around Granada

Most places of interest are within walking distance of central Granada. Plaza Isabel La Catolica is just a block west of Plaza Nueva and marks the intersection of Gran Via de Colon (the main drag heading north) and Calle Reyes Catolicos (the main drag heading southwest to Puerta Real, where it splits into Calle Recogidas and Acera Del Darro, heading west and south respectively). The cathedral and royal chapel are just to the northwest of this square. The Alhambra and Albayzin (the Arabic quarter) are on opposite hills on the east side of town with Carrera del Darro and a small river separating them.

The easiest way to get around Granada is on foot, as the city has a very special urban layout due to its geography and historical heritage.

The transport options for getting where you want to go in Granada are given below.

Bus: In Granada, you’ll find red urban buses and minibusses that connect practically all parts of the city. Due to the narrow and irregular layout of the streets of Sacromonte and Albaicin, only Alhambra Bus minibusses make the journey to these neighborhoods of Granada: movilidadgranada.com/autobuses

Metro: Although it’s known as the Granada metro, this means of transport is more similar to what we know as a tramway or light railway, since only three of its 26 stops run underground. Its only line runs through the city from north to south and reaches nearby towns such as Armilla or Albolote: https://metropolitanogranada.es/

Taxi: Taxis in Granada are white with a diagonal green stripe. There are almost 450 cabs operating in the city, so you’ll have no problem getting one. Granada cabs operate within the city and offer transfers to other cities as well. They are quite affordable and are a good option to reach the city centre from distant neighbourhoods or to travel to some monuments such as the Alhambra: https://www.pidetaxigranada.es/