Getting to the Alhambra

The Alhambra starts at the end of the Cuesta Gomérez which is the street which goes up from Plaza Nueva. There have recently been changes to how the Alhambra can be accessed and taxis and buses are no longer allowed up the Cuesta Gomérez. There have also been changes to the bus routes and the buses which go to the Alhambra.

alhambra map granada

BY BUS:
There are two buses which now go to the Alhambra: bus C3 and bus C4. Both buses leave from the cathedral bus stop on the Gran Vía and the first stop on Calle Paveras (the street behind the statue of Queen Isabel la Católica and Christopher Columbus at the end of the Gran Vía).

The route for bus C3 is: Gran Vía (cathedral) - Pavaneras - Plaza Fortuny - Calle Molinos - other stops - Generalife (ticket office) - Puerta de la Justicia - Hotel Palace - Calle Santiago - Pavaneras - Gran Vía (cathedral)

The route for bus C4 is: Gran Vía (cathedral) - Pavaneras - Plaza Fortuny - Calle Molinos - other stops - Generalife (ticket office) - Generalife (car park) - Barranco del Abogado - Campo de Príncipe - Pavaneras - Gran Vía (cathedral)

ON FOOT:
There are two ways of walking up to the Alhambra: either up the Cuesta Gomerez (which is the street which goes up from Plaza Nueva) and it is approximately 1400 metres or up the Cuesta de los Chinos (the path at the end of Paseo de los Tristes, crossing the last bridge over the River Darro) and this route is approximately 800 metres.

BY TAXI:
The nearest taxi rank is in Plaza Nueva.

BY CAR:
There are four carparks up by the Alhambra and Parking 1 has disabled parking. The access to the Alhambra is to the south-east of the city.

road map alhambra granada

If you are coming from the North (Madrid, Jaán, Almería or Murcia), you will therefore need to follow the Granada ring road (E902/A44) and the signs to Motril. Take Exit 132 (Ronda Sur - Alhambra), keeping to the left. You are now on the A395. Follow this road and get into the left lane when you go through the tunnel. Take Exit 5B and follow the signs to the Alhambra.

If you are coming from the South (Motril), you will need to follow the Granada ring road (E902/A44) and take Exit 132 (Ronda Sur - Alhambra). You are now on the A395. Follow this road and get into the left lane when you go through the tunnel. Take Exit 5B and follow the signs to the Alhambra.