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4. Re: Need tips for experiencing Granada with 16 yr olds in May
Jan 13, 2011, 5:48 AM

Hi Suzanne,

The following article gives you a good insight into the current situation of the religious “confluence / fight” in Granada. I think the history of Granada is

If the teenagers are bored of museums and churches, May is an ideal time to do some more outdoor activities, which are very well catered for in Granada, from hill walking, horse riding, mountain biking and much more.

Edited: 5:48 am, today

1. Re: Granada Spanish schools
Dec 16, 2010, 2:30 PM

Hi Howard

The only school that I have studied at in Granada is

I found them to be excellent, fairly central location, 2min walk from river. It is a small school, but very friendly, small class size or they do individual classes as well.

My experience of the school was excellent.

5. Re: granada to ?
Dec 10, 2010, 8:08 AM

In September the weather should be ideal, for laid back lifestyle and the great outdoors the Alpujarras is definitly a good suggestion. for big city and a bit more action, Malaga is the obvious choice. (or Madrid)

Ronda is certainly worth a visit but a little bit difficult to get to from Granada via public transport.

1. Re: Cell Phone
Dec 01, 2010, 4:57 AM


An unlocked cell phone is perfect.

In most of the different operators you will be able to buy a new sim card, usually the sim card will cost something like €10 but with that you will recieve €10 of credit to use. It is very simple.

The only warning, is that you will have to bring your passport with you to buy the new sim card. For the chepeast rates, go to Yoigo shop

4. Re: europe in sept- where to visit???? bring on the opinions!!!
Dec 01, 2010, 4:52 AM

Hi Jmd,

The question sure is fairly vague. There are about a million possible routes that you could follow for a 2 week vacation. However as it is now in the general Spain forum, I will give you a suggestion for Spain.

Spain / Portugal and particularly Andalucía are ideal in September due to the weather, there is not the crazy heat of the summer but still perfect for walking around in short sleeves.

To make the most of a 2 week trip, I would suggest something like you fly into Madrid (by far the most central and best connected) then a couple days each in Granada – Cordoba /Malaga – Sevilla – Cadiz, into Portugal, Algarve – Lisbon and a night train back to Madrid.

That would be moving quick enough but would be a great way to spend 2 weeks. I would also suggest fun for young people, cultural experience and value for your money you will not be Spain with any other country in western Europe.

4. Re: Renfe train or Flight
Nov 24, 2010, 5:12 AM

In terms of conveniance, the train station is the closest to the centre once you arrive in Granada, then followed by the bus station and the airport is a little out of town.

It is the same in Madrid (except on a bigger scale), train station is the most accesible.

Edited: 5:13 am, November 24, 2010

2. Re: Granada around Easter
Nov 13, 2010, 6:11 AM

Easter in Andalucía is a little different than other parts of the world. There is not so much focus on easter sunday, but rather semana santa is drawn out for the whole week.

Yes it will be busier around the city during that week, but if you have never seen the processions of semana santa before I think it is definitly worth checking out. As there is a few days of official holidays, I noticed last year that a lot of local people use it as a chance to escape the city, but there is a huge influx of spanish tourists from other regions of spain.

If you are interested to read more about semana santa in Granada, feel free to check out this article on my website

4. Re: Granada with a small child
Oct 29, 2010, 8:25 AM

For a child to run around in the park, the best option is the Parque Lorca to the southwest of the city, I cant remeber if there is a playground or not, I would presume so, but there is definitly a pond and ducks.

I do know that there is definitly a popular playground on the paseo del salon, which is a nice pedestrian boulevard along the river.

El Corte Ingles is very much a department store. But there are plenty of great boutique shops in the pedestrianised area behind the cathedral. Check out calle Mesones / Puentezuelas.

2. Re: Any
Nov 09, 2010, 11:29 AM

Hi Opel,

To respond to the first part of your post. The journey fromNerja to Granada really is quite short a journey, no more than 90min. And I would also say that as you will be on the motorway from the coast up to Granada you will be adding more time and km onto your journey by stopping.

That said, the valley of the Alpujarras is a very worthwhile stop. The first village Lanjaron is about 10-15 min detour from the motorway. Check out further posts on the alpujarras.

Finding a good mid priced restaurant on a Monday night might be tricky enough. A large number are closed on Mondays. Bar Pöe (I am not sure but it might close on a monday aswell) is truly a great spot in Granada, but it is a bar. There is always a great buzz, and the tapas are fantastic, I would find that maybe 3 or 4 would be enough for me as a substitute for dinner. And that will come to about a tenner.

Calle Navas or Campo de Principe is your best bet to find a restaurants with a bit of a buzz and value for money.

That said, my personal advice would be to enjoy a decent size late lunch and just make the most of the free tapas in the evening. You will find that usually 3 or 4 will be sufficient and they come absolutly free with every drink.

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