Casa de las Granadas, Plaza de San Cristobal 9F, Granada 18010, Spain. (Please note that sometimes maps say Placeta rather than Plaza.)
Interestingly in our little "callejon" (or alley off the church square) by some historical quirk there are seven houses and they are all number 9! As you can imagine this was a little confusing - so the townhall has renumbered us 9A, 9B etc. Don't worry, we have a nice clear "Casa de las Granadas" sign!
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There are direct flights from Granada airport to many destinations in Spain e.g. Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Palma de Mallorca, Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Melilla. There are international direct flights to France (Paris) and Italy (Milan and Bologna).
Cars can be hired from the airport (see below). From Granada airport to Casa de las Granadas takes about 20 minutes. See the Arriving by Car section below for the directions..
There is also an airport bus (3 euros) to Granada centre. Get off at the cathedral, cross the road and take a number 7 or F bus to the Mirador de San Cristobal (1.20 euro).
You will find more information at Granada Airport.
A huge number of airlines fly direct to Malaga from all over Europe. From the airport to Casa de las Granadas takes approximately an hour and three quarters by car. There are plenty of cheap car hire places available in the basement of the airport, see below. If you need to collect a hire car when you come off your plane after baggage collection, take the signposted ramp downstairs rather than going out into the arrivals hall.
There are frequent buses from Malaga to Granada bus station (16 daily) and they take about 2 hours. To get to Malaga bus station from the airport you will need to take bus number 19.
You will find more information at Malaga Airport.
From Almeria airport to Casa de las Granadas takes about 1 hour and three quarters by car. See below for car hire details. You will find more information at Almeria Airport.
If you are planning on spending your time only in Granada itself, car hire is not necessary. Driving and parking in central Granada is quite challenging and better avoided. Buses and taxis are plentiful, easy and cheap. If however, you want to go to the mountains or the coast, a car is very useful.
PLEASE NOTE: A metro is being built in Granada currently and there are lots of roadworks so we recommend that you approach the Albayzin via El Fargue (to the North East of Granada). This keeps your driving time within Granada itself to the minimum.
From Granada airport: when leaving the airport go east on the A92 as if you were going to Guadix and Almeria. Stay on the A92, ignoring signs for Granada, until you reach kilometre 253. Follow the directions below for the A92 and El Fargue.
From Madrid, Malaga or Sevilla: As with the approach from the airport, we recommend that you stay on the A92 and "overshoot" Granada approaching the Albayzin from El Fargue. See the A92 and El Fargue directions below.
From Almeria, Murcia or Guadix:, approach Granada on the A92 and come off at kilometre 253. Follow the A92 and El Fargue directions below.
From the A92 and El Fargue: Take the A92 Granada (Este) exit at km 253 (also signposted for El Fargue and Huetor-Santillan) along the A-4002, 8.5km from Granada. Pass through the long sprawl of El Fargue, and later the Granada city sign (at km 0). Follow the road as it bends right after 100 metres and continue down past houses, over a set of traffic lights at the two Fajalauza ceramics factories (on either side of the road), then over another set of lights, at the entrance to the Albayzin. (Do not at this stage be tempted into the Albayzin!). The road bends right and then left. Continue slowly past a long hedge of evergreen shrubs on the right with a convent school behind, and immediately after the zebra crossing and before an old dilapidated yellow house, turn right into the alley on the right hand side of San Cristobal church. The alley gets very narrow but is wide enough for a transit van – we’ve tried it. At the end you will reach the Plaza San Cristobal. Park here. (If you pass the Mirador de San Cristobal with emerging views over Granada city below and are descending on zigzags, you have gone too far. Turn round where you can safely do so and go back up.)
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From the Granada train station or the bus station the easiest way to get to Casa de las Granadas is by taxi. Either should cost about 8 euros. Alternatively, you can take the number 33 bus, get off on Gran Via, cross the road and get the number 7 or F bus to the house.
If you are getting a taxi from the airport or elsewhere it is best to PRINT THIS IN ADVANCE to show to the taxi driver :
Quisiera ir al -
Mirador de San Cristobal,
Carretera de Murcia
(Nota: El mirador de San Cristobal, no el mirador de San Nicolas)
El apartamento esta detras de la iglesia de San Cristobal, en la placeta de San Cristobal.
We ask the taxi driver to take you to the mirador (viewpoint) which is a 2 minutes' walk through the square as it is better known. If you have luggage, ask the driver to take you into Plaza de San Cristobal which is down the small alley on the right hand side of the church.
Two local taxi company phone numbers are Taxi Genil on 958 132 323 and Taxi Granada on 958 280 654. A taxi from the centre to the Mirador should cost about 7 euros.
Look for the arch labelled number 9, opposite the main church door. Go under the arch. There are several houses which are all number 9! La Casa de las Granadas is number 9F and is a few yards down the small alley, on the left hand side and is clearly identified.