How to visit Granada with Granada Card - Lecrín Valley Spain

How to Visit Granada with Granada Card

Introducing the Granada Card

With Granada Card you’ll get tickets for the city’s principal monuments and transport options, as well as discounts on other tourist attractions and services. These same services are included in the Kid’s Granada Card, for children from 2 – 11 years of age. Children under 2 don’t need a card. For the Alhambra their tickets are available, free of charge, at any check point or access point on the day of the visit. Access with baby strollers is not permitted.

You can purchase your Granada Card online (link at the foot of this post) three months in advance of your travel dates. When buying your card, you are obliged to include its starting date as well as a date and time for entry to the Alhambra.

To get the card just print at home or store on your smart phone. From September 2018, the bus pass must be picked up at the bus machines. More information here: Granada Card Transportation

What’s included in the Granada Card? See more and Pay Less.

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The Cathedral, entrance included in the Granada Card.

The table below shows the seven types of Granada Card available to visitors. Source: GranadaTur

TYPES

GRANADA CARD

GRANADA CARD

MONUMENTOS ANDALUSÍES

GRANADA CARD

ALHAMBRA EXPERIENCIAS

 

 

GRANADA CARD

ALHAMBRA JARDINES DIURNA

GRANADA CARD

ALHAMBRA NOCTURNA PALACIOS NZARÍES

GRANADA CARD

ALHAMBRA NOCTURNA JARDINES Y GENERALIFE

GRANADA CARD

CIUDAD

PRICES

40€

43€

42€

36,50€

36,50€

34,50€

35,50€

ALHAMBRA

Alcazaba

x

x

x

Palacios Nazaríes

NIGHT VISIT

x

NIGHT VISIT

x

x

Generalife

x

NIGHT VISIT

x

CATEDRAL

CAPILLA REAL

CARTUJA

SAN JERÓNIMO

ABADÍA DEL SACROMONTE (1)

PARQUE DE LAS CIENCIAS (2)

CASA DE ZAFRA

CUARTO REAL

MUSEO DE BELLAS ARTES

CASA DE LOS TIROS

MUSEO ARQUEOLÓGICO

CORRAL DEL CARBÓN

x

x

x

x

x

BAÑUELO

x

x

x

x

x

CASA DEL HORNO DEL ORO

x

x

x

x

x

CASAS DEL CHAPIZ

x

x

x

x

x

PALACIO DE DAR AL-HORRA

x

x

x

x

x

included            x not included                     night visit

 

URBAN TRANSPORTATION

9 trips-city bus

TOURIST TRAIN

  1 tour (Hop on Hop off service not included)

VALIDITY

5 consecutive days (3)

 
 
 

Granada Card Kids (2 – 11 years old)                                                                          10,50€

(1) The Sacromonte Abbey visit is guided. Please check the visit slots in advance Tel. 958 221 441

 (2) The Granada card does not include the visit to the Planetarium or the Biodomo. These two areas are not part of the standard ticket. Due to the limited capacity of both areas it is necessary to purchase a ticket with a specific date and time in the same box office.

(3)Notes about the validity of the Granada Card 

– The Granada card is not activated with the first use.

– The starting date is chosen at the time of purchase and can not be changed.

– The Alhambra visiting  date is chosen at the time of purchase and can not be changed.

– The 5 days are calendar days. There is no option for 24h, 48, …120h.

 (4) Monuments will be closed on 25th December (Christmas) and 1st January (New Year)

 (5) The monuments may modify or suppress access for organizational or conservation reasons. Transport may be altered following the instructions of the Traffic Department (demonstrations, processions, accidents,…)

How to use your Granada Card

Before purchasing your card, please take note of the following and choose:-

  • The type of card suited to you
  • Your date for visiting the Alhambra ( except when choosing Granada City Card ) and the time slot for the entrance to the Nasrid palaces. Do remember that this time slot is fixed, you MUST be there on time or access can be denied. For the rest of the visit to the Generalife and Gardens, Alcazaba etc. you can take as long as you like. For more about the Alhambra visit check below.
  • The starting date for your card. The Granada Card starts on your chosen date which cannot be changed.

Once your purchase is completed, you’ll receive a confirmation email with “Print at Home” in an attachment. Without this you will be unable to make use of the services included or visit the Alhambra.

To visit the monuments you just need your “Print at Home” in paper version or on your smart phone. This gives you direct access without going through the box office.

If you do not receive the confirmation email, check your email, including the inbox and spam.

The confirmation email address is [email protected]

For use of the transport you need to collect your tickets in advance

The Monuments

Granada Card The Royal Chapel, Granada Lecrín Valley Villa rental

Entrance to the Royal Chapel is included in the Granada Card

Your Granada Card gives you access only once to each monument in your card type. Access is without booking in advance and within the opening hours and the validity of the card.

The exception to this is the Alhambra for which the day and time of visit must be selected on purchase.

The visit to Sacromonte Abbey is guided so please check time slots in advance on tel.958 221 445

Not included in the Granada Card: the visit to the Biodome and the Planetarium as they are not included in the general entrance ticket to the Science Park. Tickets for the Biodome cost an extra €2.50 and to the Planetarium an extra € 4 and must be purchased in advance at the museum’s ticket office.

Transport

City Bus

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City Bus Granada by Николай Фирсов on Pixabay

The card allows you to make an unlimited amount of journeys within a 60 minute time limit and is valid for every day during the card’s validity. Tickets available in the bus ticket machines.

Tourist Train

Tourist Train Granada, Granada Card on Flickr

Use the Tourist Train with your Granada Card. Photo on Flickr

One trip is included in each card. There is no hop on hop off service. Tickets can be obtained at train stops from the train driver.

The Alhambra

Granada Card, Alhambra, Lecrín Valley Villa rental near Granada

Visiting the Alhambra with a Granada Card

Your Granada Card permits only one visit to the Alhambra, on the day chosen on purchasing. The three areas included in your card are:

  • The Nasrid Palaces the main palace area, for which you must choose your time slot when purchasing your card. Remember that it is obligatory to visit at this time, failure to turn up at this time will probably lead to access being denied. This is because the amount of visitors at any one time is limited in the Nasrid Palaces for conservation purposes. Allow yourself at least 30 minutes to get from the entrance gate to the Palace entrance. Avoid taking large bags or back packs and note that there are no public conveniences in the Palaces, if you leave you cannot return.
  • The Alcazaba is the citadel fortress area. You may visit this whenever it suits you during you visit. Comfortable shoes recommended.
  • The Generalife Palace and Gardens: this was the summer palace and is renowned for its gardens and fountains. Again you can visit at any time on your chosen day. Before or after your time slot to the Nasrid Palaces.

The three areas have their own entrance gates and you will be required to show your ticket each time.

Opening times for the Alhambra

08.30 to 20.00 (from 1st April to 14th October)

08.30 to 18.00 (from 15th October to 31st March)

There are no guided tours as the Alhambra tickets do not include them, however, audio guides are available.

Also note that the Granada Card has its own quota of Alhambra passes so if you find that individual tickets are sold out you might find they’re still available with the Granada Card.

Buy your Granada Card here

For more information why not visit Our Lecrín Valley Guide to Granada and the Alhambra.

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