Destination guide

Medieval wonders are alive and well on the Iberian Peninsula

Tucked away in southern Spain's historic Andalusia region, Granada offers an abundance of old-world charm. Home to stunning displays of medieval and Moorish-inspired architecture, this historic town features quiet, cobblestone alleyways where cozy cafes serve up wines and tasty tapas. Granada is also just minutes from the rugged and snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountain range. Use your Granada vacation rental as a jumping off point for embarking on a host of outdoor adventures, no matter the time of year.

Things to do

Looking for Moor adventures? A medieval fort fits the bill!

No trip to Granada is complete without a visit to the Alhambra, a sprawling 13th-century Moorish citadel perched high above the city. The complex is home to everything from royal palaces and courtyards, to gardens dotted with reflecting pools, fountains, and orchards. You can continue exploring the past with a tour of El Banuelo, the city's 11th-century Arab baths, or by soaking up the breathtaking beauty of the 16th-century Granada Cathedral and the adjacent Royal Chapel of Granada. The future is on display at Granada Science Park, featuring an interactive science museum and a planetarium.


From nightclubs to national parks, the action never stops

Let the good times roll in Albaicin, Granada's bustling neighborhood, where narrow and winding medieval streets feature bars buzzing with live music and nightclubs filled with flamenco dancers. If your idea of a good time involves hitting the slopes, Granada is just 25 minutes from Sierra Nevada National Park, where you can ski and snowboard to your heart's content. When the weather warms up, the park is filled with ambitious mountain bikers and hikers. Looking to slow things down? The Mediterranean coast is just 1 hour away by car, where you can spend the day sunbathing on sandy beaches.


Break out the sunhats: scorching summers in southern Spain

Summertime in the city is hot, dry, and with daily temperatures frequently climbing to 100 degrees. Winter offers mild daytime highs around 55, while evening temperatures dip close to freezing. The rain in Spain may fall mainly on the plain, but in this region, you see very little wet stuff. October through January is the dampest period but even then, monthly totals measure less than 2 inches. If you book a Granada vacation rental in the spring or autumn, expect the unexpected; daytime highs typically measure in the 60s and 70s, but extreme temperatures in either direction can occur.

Natural features

Soak up the scenery and fresh mountain air

Explore a menagerie of landscapes right outside your Granada vacation rental. Set more than 2,400 feet above sea level, the city is located at the foot of the white-capped Sierra Nevada mountains. Outdoor thrill seekers can't resist the urge to hike across lush river valley floors or up into dense pine forests. For the ultimate view, climb 11,410 feet to the highest peak of Mulhacen and enjoy sweeping panoramas of North Africa in the distance. If you're lucky you'll catch of glimpse of the mountain's abundant wildlife, from rare flowers, birds, and lizards, to the more elusive mountain goats.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Granada

Fly into Granada (GRX-Federico Garcia Lorca), the closest airport, located 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, the main station is Granada Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Granada?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,069 vacation rentals near Granada. From 699 Condos/Apartments to 198 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Granada for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Granada?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Granada:

  • Albaicín: 578 vacation rentals
  • Central District: 614 vacation rentals
  • San Pedro: 560 vacation rentals
  • Ronda: 434 vacation rentals
  • San Ildefonso: 451 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Granada?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Granada. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Granada (YJG-Granada Train Station): 1,264 vacation rentals
  • Alhambra: 1,271 vacation rentals
  • Granada Cathedral: 1,273 vacation rentals
  • Plaza Nueva: 1,269 vacation rentals
  • Plaza Bib-Rambla: 1,271 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Granada listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Granada?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 699 Condos/Apartments in Granada. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Granada include:

  • Houses: 198 rentals available
  • Villas: 45 rentals available
  • Cottages: 76 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Granada?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 245 vacation rentals with pool available in Granada. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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