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Seville to Granada

Chicago, Illinois
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Seville to Granada

Should I book a bus tour for 120 or do it on my own ?

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1. Re: Seville to Granada

Seville to Granada check public transport

Train www.renfe.es Bus www.alsa.es



Accommodation www.venere.com

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2. Re: Seville to Granada


You can do it on your own by taking the bus or the train. Read Buying Alhambra Tickets Online.

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3. Re: Seville to Granada

If you want to do the Alhambra and Granada justice this is a long day trip, at not less than three hours each way, whatever your transport.

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4. Re: Seville to Granada

I recall posting this message last month in a different thread on this subject. Maybe it can help. But do check train times for your dates.:

If you are able to do the trip with some planning and without a tour than think a good day trip (if that is the only way) would be by train. I think that these times would give sufficient time in Granada :

Seville Santa Justa main station -Granada 07.10 - 10.18

Granada-Seville 20.52 - 23.59

The train station in Granada is quite central and would allow you to be in Gran Via area by 10.35 if you wanted to walk. The opportunities for coffee etc plus seeing the Cathedral area including the Royal Chapel are then available, You just need to look at a suitable map / guide book for this. Wander up towards Plaza Nueva and stop by the Alhambra official shop which is on the right hand side as you walk up near Plaza Nueva. They have free maps and souvenirs plus you can take out your pre booked ticket from the machine. (See how to Buy Tickets on line : tripadvisor.com/Travel-g187441-c77529/Granad…

Then you are in Plaza Nueva and have time for something to eat and drink before heading to the Alhambra for your Afternoon General visit that starts at no earlier than 2pm until 8pm. I prefer to walk from Plaza Nueva up the original entry route to the complex which is Cuesta de Gomerez through the arch way called Puerta de las Granadas and taking the left hand path following the outer wall of the fortress until you reach the main gate called Justice Gate. This walk can be done slowly as it is uphill in 30 minutes. This entry is for people who already have collected their Alhambra tickets by the way (not concessionary ones). The tickets are inspected at each entry point like the Nasrid Palaces and Alcazaba and Generalife also Partal gardens.

Alternatively if you want to take the Alhambra bus to the top of the complex and enter through the main pavilion then return to Gran Via and use the micro bus marked for Alhambra. Or of course a taxi - plenty of them in Granada.

If you plan your day you can take a ticket for entry into the Nasrid Palaces at around 3.00pm having got acquainted with the lower half including the fortress with its views over the city called Alcazaba first.

Then entry to the main palaces is nearby - on this map it is no. 13 Mexuar


After spending up to 2 hours in the palaces you exit near 21 on the map which is near the entry for Partal Gardens - think that it is worthwhile entering here and seeing the nice gardens with viewpoints over to Sacromonte and Albayzin hill opposite. A beautiful area around the large pond. Passing various towers built on the wall you will exit at No. 33 on the map then proceed to No.42 which is the way to the Generalife. There are the gardens followed by the upper palace retreats with some lovely scenery.

After you complete this tour the time could be approaching 7pm so thinking of preparing for the return trip from Granada station at 20.52.

If you have the stamina you can walk !! But you can also exit from the main Alhambra entry pavilion and take a bus down to Gran Via. And again there are normally taxis at this area if you want.

For train tickets you can also check times of trains and buy these on line : http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/index.html

The train is air conditioned and comfortable.

Does that sound doable ? Overall cost would be around €70 for train ticket, Alhambra entry and miscellaneous.

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