Guide to visiting Granada
Tips and suggestions for you not to miss anything in Granada
This is a short guide developed by Hostal Atenas to make it easier for you to travel around the city of Granada, Sierra Nevada, the Alpujarra and the Costa Tropical. For further information about the Hostal Atenas and the room reservations, visit our official website: www.hostalatenas.com
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What to know about Granada
Granada, the capital of the Nasride kingdom, is located in the foothills of Sierra Nevada and is just 30 minutes from the Mediterranean Sea. The Alhambra is its most valuable asset and rises above the Sabika Hill. It is visited by 3 000 000 people every year.
The city also has two important districts like Albaicín or Sacromonte, just behind our hotel, where you can be involved in the Moorish atmosphere. There are many beautiful gardens inside the typical Granadian houses. In the Sacromonte district, you can enjoy a flamenco show with the most famous dancers and singers of Spain.
Come and enjoy, Granada offers you an unforgettable experience. You will not regret it!
Granada is linked to the main national highways:
• From Madrid (A4 and A44)
• From Sevilla and Málaga (A92)
• From Valencia (A7 and A92)
• From the Costa Tropical (Granadian beaches)(A44)
In all cases, when you get to Granada you must take the exit 128 called Centro/Méndez Nuñez.>/em> From there, you will find yellow signs with the name of our hotel. You must follow Hostal Atenas signs to reach the hotel.
Be very careful with the bus/taxi lanes as you will be fined if you pass through, even if you inform the police about your stay in our hotel.
If you have GPS it is recommended to introduce Calle Elvira 98, our parking address, located only a few metres from the hotel.
Out from the bus station, take the bus SN1 directly to the city centre and it lasts about 10 minutes. You must get off the bus in the second stop in Gran Vía. The bus ticket cots 1.20 euros.
Estación de Autobuses de Granada:
Carretera de Jaén s/n,
Tel: 958 185 480 / 958 185 010
Timetables and rates:
902 422 242
913 270 540
The train station is in the city centre. From this point you can reach the hotel:
• On foot, just 10 minutes.
• By taxi, from the station. It will cost you around 7€.
• By public transport, from the main avenue, Constitución. You have to take the bus called “LAC” and get off the bus in “Marqués de Falces” and you will find our hotel just in front. The ticket costs 1.20€.
Estación de Ferrocarril de Granada
Avda. Andaluces s/n 18014 Granada
902 24 02 02
934 901 122
902 24 34 02
Granada-Jaén airport is only 15 kilometres away from Granada and you can reach the hotel in different ways:
• By bus, 20 minutes after the arrival of every flight. You must get off the bus in Gran Vía de Colón. It will cost you 2.90€.
• By taxi, it will cost you around 30 euros.
Don’t forget to buy the tickets in advance. You can take them in the official website: http://www.ticketmaster.com/ . If there are no more tickets, you can trust us to buy them by phoning us at the following number: +34 958 278 750 or sending an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alpujarra and Tropical Coast
The Alpujarra is situated between Sierra Nevada, Sierra de Lújar and Sierra de Gador There are many villages that will surprise you. Next to the Alpujarra, you will find El Valle de Lecrín, where lemon and orange trees leave a pleasant scent.
In the South of the area the Tropical Coast is located, where you can enjoy 365 days of sunshine and an average temperature of 20 degrees.
For further information, visit the following website: www.alpujarraturistica.com
You will find typical Granadian houses with gardens called Cármenes and places where there are wonderful views from the Alhambra and the city.
If you want to taste Moorish flavours, go to the Teterías where you will taste many different types of teas, cakes and shishas.
For further information, visit the following website: www.sierranevada.es
Catedral y Capilla Real
It has a gothic style and there is only one facade exterior because the other ones are next to the Cathedral, the Market of Mercaderes and the Sanctuary.
For the whole family. From its opening in 1995, it is the most visited museum in Andalucía consolidating as an international reference place about scientific dissemination in the South of Europe. It offers activities such as a planetarium, displays of falconry, a butterfly farm and temporary and travelling exhibitions.
Recently, Biodomo was opened. It is a space dedicated to Education, Conservation and Investigation of biodiversity in the planet. It recreates the tropical climate and it has more than 250 species.
For further information, visit the following website: www.parqueciencias.com
Enjoy your breakfast without getting up early!
We offer a continental breakfast every day without time restriction in the coffee shop Alhambra-Bernina for 3 euros per person.
Currently, we work with FrescCo Restaurant in order to offer our customers a lunch or dinner service near the hotel at the reasonable price of 9 euros per person.
Would you like to visit the city in a different way? Visit it by bike. You can rent it at the reception.
Choose the best option for you: some hours, an entire day or during the whole stay from 3 euros per hour to 8 euros per day.
Exclusive private parking for clients. Its cost ranges from 3 to 19 euros depending on the season. Check the availability at your arrival.
Wifi / Air Conditioner
You can enjoy these services without extra fee.
Do you want to spend an unforgettable night with your couple? We will decorate your room with rose petals, cava and some chocolates.
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Once you are accommodated at the hotel, we can help you to take advantage of your visit. Thus, you can get the most out of Granada with our planned tours: Alhambra, flamenco shows, Arabian baths, tourist train and lots of trips that will make your stay unforgettable.
Enjoy flamenco in Granada in a unique setting: the Sacromonte caves.
→ Tourist train
Do not miss the visit in the touristic train that will take you to the most important places of Granada.
→ Arabian baths
In Hammam Al-Andalus, you can enjoy the Arabian baths, a comforting massage and the aromas and flavours of the past.
→ Free tour
Available every day to visit the city centre in a pleasant and enjoyable way.
→ Alhambra (with guide / without guide)
Do not go without entrance to visit the most emblematic monument of Granada.
→ Olive oil tour
Discover the world of liquid gold in a pleasant trip through the fertile Lecrin Valley.
→ Tourist card
The Granada Card offers tickets to the main monuments of the city and the public transport service is included.
Segway offers different routes to know Granada differently.
Massages and treatments
After a hard day of sightseeing, we offer you the possibility to enjoy different types of massages or body treatments in your own room for 20€ a half hour and 30€ a full hour. Check availability.
The famous tapas of Granada are a great demand for the inhabitants of the city as well as for the tourists. Are you encouraged to taste them? We offer you a list of the bars with the best tapas and the best known restaurants of the city:
→ BAR LOS MANUELES – Specialty in traditional Andalusian food, just 10 minutes on foot
→ BAR ÁVILA II – Excellent grilled ham, about 15 minutes walk
→ LA BODEGA DE ANTONIO – Characteristic for its pig-shaped wine jugs
→ BODEGAS CASTAÑEDA –
→ LA BLANCA PALOMA – Extraordinary in fried eggplants
→ CASA ENCARNA – Plentiful portions and ‘pescaíto frito’
→ SAINT GERMAIN – Experts in saladillas
→ CASA ENRIQUE – Extensive variety of wines
→ MESÓN RINCÓN DE RODRI – Tapas and fish servings
→ BAR ALIATAR LOS CARACOLES – Famous for its snails
→ RINK AND ROCK – They make lemonade with peppermint
→ EL PERUANO – Home Tapas
→ EL REVENTAERO –
→ LA BELLA Y LA BESTIA –
→ TABERNA LA TANA –
→ EL PESCAITO DE CARMELA
→ RESTAURANTE CARMELA
→ LA CUCHARA DE CARMELA
→ REAL ASADOR DE CASTILLA
→ RESTAURANTE SIBARIUS
→ RESTAURANTE EL DESEO
→ RESTAURANTE CHIKITO
→ RESTAURANTE CARMEN MIRADOR DE AIXA
→ RESTAURANTE DAMASQUEROS
→ RESTAURANTE LA FÁBULA
→ RESTAURANTE LAS TOMASAS
→ PARAÍSO GOURMET GRANADA – Tastings and dinners made with local products