Granada is not only famous for its beautiful city, but also for its province, due to the natural beauty of the Sierra Nevada, national parks and many reservoirs situated there. This blog post is the first of a two-part special, featuring tips on where you can go in Granada province, either on a day trip, or on a short break.
Guadix: Only 1 hour away from Granada on the bus, Guadix is one of the most historical towns in the Granada province. The main site to see in the town centre is the old Cathedral, built in the 16th century. The main feature of this town is the weirdly-shaped cave houses that half of the population live in. It had also been said that you can go inside some of the cave houses as the residents are very proud of them and like it when people show interest. If you want to stay the night, you can also find cave-house style hotels so you can get a proper, authentic Guadix experience.
Travel time: 45 minutes by car and 1 hour by bus. Cost: €10 return
Lanjarón: Situated between the Southern tip of the Sierra Nevada and the Mediterranean coast lies the famous region of Las Alpujarras. The town of Lanjarón is the first major town on the Western side of the region, the first town you will probably encounter if you are travelling here from Granada. The famous festival of fire and water starts off in Lanjarón as it is famous for the bottled water which is sourced in the town and sold all over Spain. The abundance of natural springs and the quality of the water here is why many people visit the Balneario Lanjaron (spa). The town can also be used as a starting point if you want to visit the rest of the Las Alpujarras region and all of the picturesque towns at the foot of the Sierra Nevada. If you want to visit the rest of Las Alpujarras, it is more practical to go by car, but you can get a taste of the region by visiting Lanjarón on a short break or day trip.
Travel time: 45 minutes by car and just over an hour by bus. Cost: €8 Euros return
If you have any questions about how to visit any of these towns, feel free to ask us at reception. Part 2 will be out next week!
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