ranada es una ciudad donde es importante saber que no se puede circular por todas las calles. Sobre todo en la zona centro y en el Albaicín, donde en muchos casos la circulación está restringida. A continuación te indicamos cuales son los mejores formas de llegar a los apartamentos que hayas elegido.
If you are staying at Grace Apartments
You can reach the door of the apartment by car, although it is more practical to unload luggage at the west corner of Plaza de Gracia (link below), which is just a 10 meter walk from the apartment, to avoid having to walk around the streets, drive around in the car and avoid possible problems with the GPS.
You can make a stop to strictly unload the suitcases from the car and leave some of the travelers with them, while you continue your route to the parking lot. We do not recommend that you leave your vehicle without a driver parked in the wrong place.
If you are staying at Colón Apartments
You can get to the apartment door if you travel by cab or public transportation. But in case you travel by private or rented car, it is important to know that it is not possible to arrive by private car due to prohibitions of the city council, except between 22:00 and 7:30 am. If you drive outside these hours you will be fined by surveillance cameras.
Therefore, the best options are:
- Cab, which will drop you off at the same door.
- City bus: lines 4, 8, 11, 21, 33, C31, C32, C34 and 111 leave you at the door. Be careful to ride in the right direction.
- In private cars heading towards the San Agustín parking lot, it is very important not to drive at any time on Gran Vía de Colón street in the southeast direction, nor on Elvira street from the corner with Cárcel Baja street. Here is the best route to get there.
It is important to note that in some cases it is full, and that in some cases it is not.uring Holy Week, access will be closed almost all the time to all vehicles. In both cases, we recommend that you follow the following route to the Triunfo parking lot, located about 850 meters away:
If you are going to stay at Albaicin Alhambra Views
Our advice if you have luggage is to take a cab to the closest point to the house. The indications for the cab driver are: Placeta de San José. From there you have to walk 2 minutes along Huerto street and you will be at the lodging. This is the route:
You can leave your car parked in the San Cristobal parking lot and from there walk or take a cab to the apartment.
Another option is the San Agustín parking lot, which is a shorter distance away, but it is more difficult to reach, more likely to be full, and additionally the way to the apartment is more tedious if you are carrying luggage and it is not possible to do it by cab.
Now that you have an idea of the parking options in downtown Granada, here are some additional tips that may help you find a place to park your car:
- Be sure to read the parking signs before parking. There are many areas where parking permits are required or where parking is not allowed. If you are not sure, ask our staff at your accommodation.
- Always be aware of loading and unloading times on downtown streets. During certain hours of the day, these streets may be closed to traffic or only allow loading and unloading of goods. Be sure to read the signs and avoid these areas during loading and unloading times.
- Avoid parking in places that block the path of emergency vehicles. Be sure to leave enough room for emergency vehicles to pass in case of an emergency.
- If you have a large car or van, you may have more difficulty finding a place to park in the city center. If this is your case, we recommend that you consider using subway parking or park-and-ride lots on the outskirts of the city.
- Be aware that at certain times of the year, such as during the Christmas season or during Easter, the city center can be particularly busy and it can be difficult to find a parking space. If you plan to visit Granada during these times, we recommend that you consider using public transportation or park and ride facilities.
- If you are willing to walk a bit, you may be able to find free parking spaces in the outlying neighborhoods of Granada. However, you should keep in mind that these places may be several kilometers away from the city center and that you will have to walk to get to the heart of Granada.
- You may also consider parking further away from the city center and walking downtown. This can be a good option if you don’t mind walking and if you want to avoid subway parking or park-and-ride lots.
- If you have any problems or doubts regarding parking, do not hesitate to ask the locals or the parking lot employees. They will be happy to help you and give you advice on how to find the best place to park your car.
In conclusion, parking in the center of Granada can be a challenge, but there are several options available to you. From subway parking garages to park-and-ride lots and public transportation, there are a variety of options to suit different needs and budgets. With these tips and tricks, we hope you can find a safe and convenient place to park your car during your visit to Granada.