Granada: Useful Information

A City in the Southern province of Andalucia

Granada Useful Information
  • Tourist Information: There are two main tourist offices in Granada. The provincial office is located at Plaza De Mariana Pineda 10. It’s a good source of information about Grenada and the surrounding area and free maps are available. The Andalusia regional tourist office is located at Plaza Nueva.
  • Money: The majority of banks and ATMs in Granada can be found on the Gran Vía de Colón, Plaza Isabel La Católica and Calle Reyes Católicos
  • Driving: If you’re driving your own car you must by law carry warning triangles and a reflective jacket. If you’re hiring a rental car, these will be provided.
  • Internet: Due to Granada’s enormous student population, internet facilities are plentiful, cheap, and open late. You won’t have a problem checking your email.
  • Police: The most central police station is located at Plaza de Los Camos
  • Reporting Theft: There’s a number you can call to report theft. Many languages are catered for: 902 10 21 12.
  • Drinking water: The water from taps is clean and safe to drink in Granada although you may prefer the taste of bottled water.
  • Post Office: Granada’s main post office is located at Puerta Real. Expect long Queues. For stamps, try a tobacconist.
  • Electricity supply: In Granada and the rest of Spain, it’s 220 volts with 2 pin wall sockets. For European countries that utilise 240 volts such as the UK and Ireland, most electrical equipment will work fine.
  • Identification: Spanish law requires that photographic identification be carried at all times. This may be your passport, driving license or national identity card. Due to incidents of pick pocketing, it’s probably best if you don’t carry your passport around with you unless it’s in a money belt.