When to fly:
Most people book their flights to Granada in July and August, but during these months the city can become overcrowded with tourists and you may find that it is hard to find a cheap flight to Granada. There are various annual events that take place throughout the summer which may also contribute to larger crowds of locals as well as tourists in Granada. The Feria de Corpus is one of Granada’s highlight festivals during the year. It starts in early June and lasts for just over one week. This religious celebrations offers fairgrounds, food, drink, concerts, bull fighting, dancing and parities and sees a high attendance rate every year. Traditionally, people fill the streets of towns and villages with greenery for the solemn Corpus Christi processions. The city remains fairly popular into September and gets busy again leading up to summer.
Spring and autumn are ideal times to visit Granada, with warm days and not-too-chilly nights. Tourists can still enjoy festivities during the cool months as February is carnival season in Granada. A party atmosphere arrives in the town with a huge range of street entertainment on offer such as musicians, dancing and carnival processions which are held at various public plazas around the town. September is a particularly good time to visit, as the summer heat is still lingering but there are far less tourists so you are much more likely to find great deals and cheap flights to Granada. Even winter can be a good time for a trip, as the Sierra Nevada mountains provide the city with the most southern ski-resort in Europe.
Granada was once the greatest Islamic city in Europe. Located at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the area has been populated since before the Greeks and shows the marks of the various occupations since. No one has made more of an impact on the city than its Islamic rulers, who made Granada the stronghold of Moorish Spain. Even today, Granada is home to the greatest Moorish relic in Europe, the Alhambra. The Alhambra is considered by some to be one of the wonders of the world, a complex of palace and fortress, which was home to the Arabic Sultans who ruled the region.
Granada is not just a city of ancient wonders though, home to the prestigious University of Granada, it has a lively and cosmopolitan nightlife due to its large student population. With its charming historic centre, narrow twisting streets, lively restaurants and bars, travellers taking a flight to Granada will discover a city with everything to offer.