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The complete guide to Granada province & city

The complete guide to Granada province & city

My Granada province guide including tips for the city of Granada too.

With 12,635 km2 to explore and 168 different towns and municipalities there is a lot to choose from. Below you have access to information on the different areas in Granada province. (It´s like a directory of my blog) I hope you find it useful to plan your trip to the region.

When is the best time to visit?

Guadix Cavehouses Granada Spain Blog

Complete Guide to Granada + its province

See this perpetual calendar with Granada activities by month, festivals and fiestas.

Thinking of moving to Granada? See my Frequently asked questions before a move to Granada Spain

Granada province

Granada city

Gay friendly Granada Alhambra palace

Albaicin quarter of Granada

Granada province


The top of the province has places such as Calahorra, Guadix & the Marquesado area, which I have visited. I had a great 4×4 experience in the Marquesado area. There are also lots of prehistoric monoliths to see around this region.

UNESCO has incorporated the Geopark of Granada in 2021. This area has a unique geology and has incredible fossil remains of extinct large mammals. Roaming this region in the Quaternary Period. This was 2.5 million years ago, close to when humanity arrived on earth. Expect to see monoliths, epic canyons and cave houses in this part of Granada province.

I also have on to my to do list the towns of Castril, Orce and Galera. Known for outdoor activities, nature and cave accommodation.

See this link for more Andalusian Caves

andalucia caves in spain by piccavey (1)


The Sierra Nevada ski resort in Pradallano has outdoor activities all year round. Find skiing classes and offers here

I love the town of Lanjaron such a tranquil place with a fantastic spa too. At the foot of the Alpujarras

The unspolit Alpujarra villages. Read about these remote places here This area was once the Silk Route of Europe. Read the full history here
Above Pampaneira there is even a buddist retreat located here for it´s peaceful location. I also had a trip around the Granada province in 2012, you can see my write up here.

Alpujarra Granada Spain


Discover the beautiful Valley of Lecrin full of orange and lemon trees  or find a luxury way to see Granada province

Granada´s beaches and coastline are called the Tropical Coast. Main towns are Almuñécar, Salboreña and Motril.

Expat life in Spain Lecrin Valley


Read about the History of Santa Fé close to Granada´s airport. Information about Granada airport is here.

Find out about traditions in Lovely Loja

Films made around Granada province over the years

Montefrio in Granada Spain

Poniente Granadino

Alhama de Granada by piccavey

  • If you want to buy souvenirs in and around Granada province here are some original ideas for you.
  • As I discover other areas of the province (I still haven´t quite seen it all yet) I will keep adding to this list and update as I go.

Granada province Guide


    Molly, thanks — I’m looking for somewhere to live & write and would love to find a place where I could meet people as civilized and interesting as you! Beauty, culture, affordability, healthy lifestyle…
    ANY guidance incredibly gratefully received —
    Enjoy summer!
    Kerry Lee

  2. koroush says:


    Your information is priceless, thank-you! Do you think I can practice optometry in Granada? I currently practice in Toronto, Canada.



    • Molly says:


      In Granada there is a large faculty of Medicine (& related subjects)
      I don’t have any specific information about your line of work,
      But if there was a chance you I believe would need a good level of Spanish
      In Granada we are in proper Spain and the general level of English is low or non existent
      Mainly young people have some grasp of the language but in the workplace you generally need a decent level to get on

      Hope this helps

  3. siobhan says:

    Miss Molly Pomegranate (as I have named you) has done it again with a very comprehensive blog about the Granada she loves… one major omission I have never seen any blogs etc about the Gitanos……..who have such a vibrant wonderful culture music dress dance …….Mano the native Andalusian who I connected you with on fb could have given you an introduction to some families as he worked closely with them during his time as a politician …pity you never made the most of that as the insight you would have gained would have been second to none.

  4. Elle says:

    Definitely a post to bookmark. Thanks for taking the time to put it all together Molly. Hope to see you somewhere in Granada for a cheeky vino one day soon!
    Elle x

  5. robin says:

    Great job of covering a big and diverse place in one post!

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