Getting around Granada

Most places of interest are within walking distance of central Granada. Plaza Isabel La Católica is just a block west of Plaza Nueva and marks the intersection of Gran Vía de Colón (the main drag heading north) and Calle Reyes Católicos (the main drag heading southwest to Puerta Real, where it splits into Calle Recogidas and Acera del Darro, heading west and south respectively). The cathedral and royal chapel are just to the northwest of this square. The Alhambra and Albayzin (the Arabic quarter) are on opposite hills on the east side of town with Carrera del Darro and a small river separating them.

The easiest way to get around Granada is on foot, as the city has a very special urban layout due to its geography and historical heritage.

The transport options for getting where you want to go in Granada are given below.


In Granada, you’ll find red urban buses and minibuses that connect practically all parts of the city. Due to the narrow and irregular layout of the streets of Sacromonte and Albayzin (, only Alhambra Bus minibuses make the journey to these neighborhood of Granada (,


Although it’s known as the Granada metro, this means of transport is more similar to what we know as a tramway since only three of its 26 stops run underground. It’s only line runs through the city from north to south and reaches nearby towns such as Armilla or Albolote (


Taxis in Granada are white with a diagonal green stripe. There are almost 450 cabs operating in the city, so you’ll have no problem getting one. Granada cabs operate within the city and offer transfers to other cities as well. They are quite affordable and are a good option to reach the city center from distant neighborhoods or to travel to some monuments ( such as the Alhambra (