The cultural city of Granada is situated in the eastern region of Andalucia. Its characterised by its scenic diversity, architectural beauty and a rich and distinguished history that exudes from the city.
Seville may have the passion and Córdoba a medieval charm, but Granada has an edge. Most visitors concentrate solely on the magnificent Alhambra - the jewel in the heart of Granada and one of the biggest attractions in Spain as a whole, one of the most revered examples of Islamic architecture in the world, it is also a UNESCO world heritage site, but this is just the beginning!
The landscape is diverse and dramatic, from the coastal region of the Costa Tropical (only 40 min by car from Granada), with its warm climate and delightful, laid-back fishing villages and wonderful beaches, to fertile Genil plain, to the mountainous region of the Sierra Nevada with its colder climate, and where the 3,481 metre Mulhacén soars up to the skyline, its the biggest peak on the peninsula of Spain.
The ski station in the Sierra Nevada, only 40 min by car from Granada, is open for six months of the year and from the seaside resort of Gualchos, it is quite easy to swim in the Mediterranean and ski in the Sierra Nevada on the same day.
But if you explore further, you’ll find Andalucía’s hippest, most youthful city, with a ‘free tapas’ culture, innovative bars and intimate flamenco haunts.
In a group of 10 students, there may be a maximum of 2 language levels. Course material, placement test and certificate of attendance are included in the package. All our teachers are Spanish natives and graduates.
for a group coming from a public or private school, university, or just a group of friends who wish to study spanish and get to know Spanish culture better during the spanish language course
The group can choose any arrival and departure date. The length of stay is flexible. Using the price calculator you can choose any type of accommodation, excursions and activities. Timetable: from 09:00 till 11:00 break 30 minuts and from 11:30 to 13:00
Dear group, we offer you an oportunity to come to Granada and book only accommodation with Colegio Hispánico. You may also book excursions and activities with us.
a group that is only interested in visiting Granada as tourists
the dates of your trip can be flexible and of any duration
The focus of this program is on the student being warmly welcomedto experience the life and activities of their host family.
•Every family’ day is different from that of anotherEachweekwillincludeone full day and two half-day excursions with the student. Excursion days vary from family to family depending on their routine.
•Excursions will reflect the interests of the student and the host family
The activity programme will be an important part of your stay in Granada. Through these organized activities you will get a deep insight into the Spanish way of life, and the history and culture of Granada and the surrounding areas. It is also a great way to get to know other students from your Spanish course. A teacher always leads the excursions and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about Granada and its history.
Students will be accommodated with our host families or in the student residence situated at maximum 10 min walking distance from the school. Each student will share a double room and will be offered breakfast and lunch every day.
Availability: All year
Room Type: double, single or triple
School distance: 10-15 min walking
Deposit fee: no
Our residence is situated 3.5 km from the center of Granada, with large gardens, gym, game rooms, and free Wi-Fi access.
All apartments have a lounge with TV, kitchenette, private toilet and 1 or 2 bedrooms.
Also the resort has a TV room, study room and training, vending machines for drinks and snacks, laundry room, private parking, barbecue area and tourist information desk about the province of Granada.
Our location allows us easy access to enter and exit from the A-44. We are 5 minutes from the bus station with good connection to the center using urban buses No. 8 and 5.
Availability: All year
Room Type: Single, double, triple
School distance: 20 min by bus
Deposit fee: 150€
All facilities have great and modern equipment. All rooms have flat screen TV, fridge, wardrobe, table and chair for studying, bed with bedding190 cm x 90 cm, decor and property in accordance with the modern style of Students XD. Also suites have beds 150 cm x 200 cm, but these have limited availability and are a higher price.
It has 4 floors which are suites and common areas, serviced by a lift and stairs.
Availability: from 29/06 till 20/09/2015
Room Type: single or double for travellers together
School distance: 15 min walking
Deposit fee: 150€
British Airways operates direct flights from London City Airport (UK) to Granada several times a week. The flights are fairly reasonably priced.
Granada airport is 12km from the city centre. On arrival it is best to get a taxi from the airport so that you can get to your accommodation without walking through the streets with your luggage. The taxi costs about 28 euros.
There is also a bus service which takes you to the centre of Granada. The bus times tie in with all the flights. There is more information about the airport bus on this page and a map with the bus stops here.
For domestic flights within Spain use the Iberia web site
For cheap international flights
The train station is fairly central and is in Avenida de Andaluces off Avenida de la constitución. The phone number is 958 271 272. Granada is not on a high speed line.
The Talgo takes about 5 and a half hours from Madrid. Seville is 4 hours by train. Most people choose the bus rather than the train when coming from Malaga or Almeria.
RENFE have a good website giving full information about trains in Spanish, English, French, etc.
By the way: If you want some help with train vocabulary in Spanish
There are many buses each day to and from other large Spanish cities. To buy tickets online, visit ALSA. You can check times and prices and even choose your seats. The bus station is slightly out of town and you will need to get a taxi or a bus to get to the centre
If you are coming from Madrid or Malaga you will need to go to "Estación del Sur".
The nearest tube station to "Estación del Sur" is Méndez Álvaro. The buses leave every hour and if there is a busy day, for example before or after a fiesta, they put on more buses according to demand. The usual thing (if you haven't bought tickets in advance) is just to go to the bus station and get on the next available bus. You would be unlucky if you have to wait longer than 2 hours for a bus. Buy your tickets from the ALSA window or machine. There are various services between Madrid and Granada:
♦ normal (5 hours - 17.53€): 1:30, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 10:30, 11:30, 14:00, 15:00, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30, 20:30
♦ supra economy (4 horas 30 minutes - 26.81€): 1:00, 7:00
♦ supra + (4 hours 30 minutes - 35.87€): 13:30, 19:30
The bus company owns a cafe half way between Madrid and Granada where they sell overpriced dried up sandwiches and lukewarm coffee. If this is your first time in Spain don't get depressed, Spanish catering is not normally this bad.
Internet booking systems now function well so it is best to book seat online here ALSA, otherwise the normal procedure for getting a bus is to go to the station and get on the next available bus.
Getting taxis in Granada
It seems that it is not possible to book taxis in advance. However, if you phone for a taxi within Granada it rarely takes longer than 10 minutes for them to arrive. To get a taxi in Granada, just go to a taxi rank or phone 958 280 654. There are lots of taxi ranks in Granada: in front of the bus station, in front of the train station, in front of the plaza de Triunfo, in Plaza Nueva, in Fuente de las Batallas, and in front of the Corte Inglés, etc.