Granada In February: How to Plan Your Trip & Things to Do!

Things to Do in Granada in February

Visit Granada Cathedral, Explore Abadia del Sacromonte, Go on Palacio de los Olvidados tour, Take a Sacromonte Caves Museum, Visit Alhambra, Explore Nasrid Palaces, Take a Tour to Albaicín, Dine at El Huerto de Juan Ranas, See the sunsets Mirador de San Cristobal, Try Out Some Authentic Tapas, Explore at Basílica de San Juan de Dios and more.

Visit Granada in February and travel back to the time of Moorish heritage and Christian history of Spain as you walk through the cobbled streets of the city. Perfectly blended with grit and grandeur, Granada is a lovely tourist destination with many architectural sites portraying the Islamic age of Spain. It is also the home to monumental churches, historic museums and opulent palaces featuring Baroque, Moorish and Gothic architecture. The city also has a fun side with dynamic bars, toothsome food and energetic bands playing at different venues of the city at night.

Though February is an off-season, there are a plethora of things to do in Granada in February and that too at a much cheaper price. Most people visit Granada to witness the ethereal beauty of Alhambara and you can go on a private tour to Generalife and Alahmbara. You can gaze at the stunning architecture of the Cathedral and Royal Chapel, spend a peaceful day at Abadía del Sacromonte abbey, or visit the exhibitions of Palacio de los Olvidados museum. The Sacromonte Caves is another wonderful attraction that tells about the life of the Romanis with vintage objects and antiquities. For a more relaxing day at Granada, you can visit Hammam Al Andalus Palma to indulge in a rejuvenating massage.
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Granada Weather in February

Granada witnesses a continental climate with the Sierra Nevada mountains on one side and the Mediterranean coast bordering the other end. The weather of Granada in February is influenced by interior Mediterranean climate and hence is very cold and dry.

February is the third coldest month of the year with the average temperature being 12oC at daytime while it dips to 2oC at night. It rains for 8 to 14 days and might snow as well. The rains instigated by Atlantic depressions are quite frequent but are not abundant thus making February a reasonably dry period to visit.

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Why to Visit Granada in February?

February is a beautiful time to visit Granada as it opens the door to good weather and offers a plethora of fun activities. Though Granada in February is relatively cold, the weather during daytime is mild and favourable for sightseeing and outdoor activities. Since visiting the attractions in Granada requires a lot of walking, the cold temperatures are more enjoyable than sweltering heat.

As February is an off-season for tourism, getting an accommodation is easy and the hotel rent rates are also reasonable. The attractions are also less crowded and so you can save the time spent in long queues at the entrance. Since it also snows during February, it is the best time to go skiing and indulge in other snow activities like snowshoeing and snowboarding in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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What to Pack for Visiting Granada in February?

  • Warm coat, jacket
  • Thermals or sweater
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Scarf
  • Socks 
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Winter hat
  • Rain coat 
  • Windproof umbrella
  • Sneakers or boots 
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Moisturiser and lip balm
  • Medications
  • Chargers, cords and batteries
  • Travel insurance

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Things to Do in Granada in February

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Meeting Location: C. Cárcel Baja, 2, 18001 Granada, Spain

Activity Timings:

  • Mondays to Saturdays - 10:00 AM to 06:15 PM
  • Sundays - 03:00 PM to 06:15 PM

Activity Duration: 2 - 4 Hours

About the Granada Cathedral:

The Cathedral of Granada is a marvelous structure built on the site of the Great Mosque after 600 years of Muslim dominance. It took 181 years to build this Cathedral and has concepts of number, proportion, geometry and harmony in its architecture. The Main Chapel’s iconography represents the life, passion and death of Jesus Christ with its Gothic and Renaissance style.

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Activity Location: Camino del Sacromonte, 18010, Granada

Activity Timings: 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM

Activity Duration: 1 Hour

Last admission: 1 hour before closing

About the Abadía del Sacromonte, Granada:

Take a break from the city's life and immerse yourself in the peaceful ambiance of the oldest abbey with your Abadía del Sacromonte tickets, located outside Granada. Nestled between the valley, this iconic landmark offers you spectacular views of the beautiful city. Admire the marvelous artwork done in the 16th century as you stroll through the cloisters with Tuscan columns.

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Visit Alhambra

  • Alhambra, the iconic palace and fortress of the Moorish monarchs, is a renowned tourist destination that lures millions of visitors to Granada in February.
  • La Alhambra means ‘Red One’ in Arabic which is a reference to the magnificent red bricks adorning the walls of the palace.
  • Boasting of a stunning Islamic architecture, the palace is adorned with beautiful frescoes, decorated columns and arches and embellished walls that tell the story of Nasrid dynasty.
  • The complex in which the fortress is located also houses the Nasrid Palaces, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Gardens at Generalife.

    Location: Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain

    Timings: 8: 30 AM – 8 PM

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Activity Location: Cuesta de Santa Inés 6, 18010, Granada

Activity Timings:

  • Monday to Thursday- 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Friday to Sunday- 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Activity Duration: 2-3 Hours (Approx.)

About Palacio de los Olvidados, Granada:

Visit the Palacio de Los Olvidados (also known as the Palace of the Forgotten) and go back in time as you enter this 16th-century old courthouse. Explore the rich history & mixture of various cultures as you visit this Palacio located on the bank of river Darro. Learn about the Inquisition courts of Europe and their methods of torture as you visit Palacio’s permanent exhibition. Come along with your family and friends and get ready for this one-of-a-kind experience.

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Activity Location: s/n,Barranco de los Negros, 18010, Granada

Activity Timings: 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM

Activity Duration: 3-4 Hours (Approx)

About the Sacromonte Caves Museum, Granada:

Sacromonte Caves in the Flamenco Quarter of Granada are recognised as an ethnographic museum. Explore the 10 recreated caves of this museum and gain insights into how Gypsies or Romanis settled in the city and the lifestyle they adopted to survive. Marvel at various objects and antiquities depicting their ways of living in the caves.

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Meeting Location: 1F Paseo del Generalife, 18009, Granada

Operational Timings: 08:30 AM - 08:00 PM

Activity Duration: 3 Hours (Approx.)

About Alhambra and Generalife, Granada:

Located in Granada, Spain, the Alhambra is a magnificent palace and castle. This UNESCO World Heritage Site allows guests to learn about the Islamic culture that flourished in Spain. It was envisioned as a small fortress in 889 AD and went unnoticed until the mid-11th century when Emir Muhammad ben Al-Ahmar ordered the renovation and reconstruction of its ruins, as well as the construction of the existing palace. The entire palace is filled with beautiful frescoes, intricately painted arches, and walls adorned with Persian poets' calligraphy. The flowers, baths, and fountains of the Generalife Gardens demonstrate how privileged the sultans who once lived here were.

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Activity Location: C. de Costa I Llobera, 20, 07005 Palma, Illes Balears, Spain

Operational Hours:

  • Sunday to Thursday: 9.30 AM - 10 PM
  • Friday and Saturday: 9.30 AM - 12 AM

Activity Duration: 1-2 Hours

About the Hammam Al Andalus Palma, Granada:

Hammam Al Andalus Palma is one of the most amazing spas in Spain, with excellent massage therapies and healing water baths that cure all ailments. A professional massage lasting 75 minutes in rejuvenating water is the most soothing thing here, leaving you refreshed and renewed. The captivating aromas, relaxing music, atmospheric lighting, and water-based experience at the spa will leave you mesmerized.

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Explore Nasrid Palaces

  • Nasrid Palaces, the highlight of Alhambara, is a mansion built for Spanish Muslim rulers and is one of the best places to visit in Granada in February given its beauty and splendour.
  • It is a wonderful piece of Moorish-style architecture with symmetrically proportional rooms, detailed stucco walls, traditional wooden ceilings and vibrantly coloured tiles.
  • The major highlights of Nasrid Palaces are Palace of Comares, El Mexuar, Lion's Palace, Mirador de Daraxa and Golden Room Courtyard.

    Location: C. Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain

    Timings: Summer - 8:30 AM to 8 PM on all days of the week, night tours are from 10 PM to 11:30 PM from Tuesday to Saturday

    Winter: 8:30 AM to 6 PM on all days of the week, night tours are from 8 PM to 9:30 PM from Tuesday to Saturday

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Museum of Fine Arts of Granada

  • Visit Museo de Bellas Artes de Granada and explore its huge collection of paintings and sculptures from the 15th to 20th centuries including the works of famous artists like Sánchez Cotán, Alonso Cano and Mariano Fortuna.
  • One of the most impressive artwork is the sculpture ‘The Burial of the Christ’ by Jacobo Florentino.
  • The museum is located on the first floor of the Palace of Charles V and has nine rooms to portray its permanent collections and one room dedicated for temporary exhibitions.
  • It also has a library that has books specializing in Renaissance and Baroque art.

    Location: Palacio de Carlos V, C. Real de la Alhambra, S/N, 18009 Granada, Spain

    Timings: Tuesday to Saturday -9 AM to 8 PM (9 AM to 6 PM in winter), Sunday – 9 AM to 3 PM

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Take a Tour to Albaicín

  • One of the exciting things to do in Granada in February is to take a tour around Albaicín neighbourhood to witness ancient Moorish architecture.
  • Apart from the rustic charm, well-maintained narrow roads and traditional houses, Albaicín is popular for the dramatic views of Alhambra it offers.
  • The locale houses several significant attractions, quaint shops, small alleys and provides fantastic views of the vista.
  • Church of San Nicolas, Carrera de Darro, Arab Baths, Bar Aliator, Taberna 22 and Plaza Larga are a few noteworthy places in Albaicín you must visit.

    Location: Granada, Andalusia, Spain

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Dine at El Huerto de Juan Ranas

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  • Savour delightful Andalusian seafood and regional wines as you soak in the beautiful views of Alhambara at El Huerto de Juan Ranas restaurant.
  • Located at the centre of Granada at San Nicolas Viewpoint, El Huerto de Juan Ranas is a pretty and alluring diner that serves delicious food along with stunning views of the landscape from the terrace.
  • Dining at El Huerto de Juan Ranas is enjoyable of all other things to do in Granada in February as you can taste delicious cuisines from all over the world, devour authentic Spanish treats and sip flavourful drinks.

    Location: C. Atarazana Vieja, 6, 18010 Granada, Spain

    Timings: 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM on all days of the week

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Explore at Basílica de San Juan de Dios

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  • Visit Basílica de San Juan de Dios and marvel at the grandeur of 18th century Baroque architecture featuring exquisite frescoes and a tall ornate dome.
  • The facade of Basilica of Saint John of God has two towers with spires, three niches with paintings depicting the life of John of God and a small hospital. The interior is magnificent with royal gold and sports many impressive statues, carvings, and an imposing altar.
  • The main highlight of the basilica is the tomb of the saint that is surrounded by candles, flowers and citations.

    Location: C/ San Juan de Dios, 17, 18001 Granada, Spain

    Timings: Monday to Saturday – 10 AM to 7 PM and on Sundays - 1:30 PM to 7PM

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Take a Walk to El Banuelo Museum

  • El Banuelo Museum, located on the site of what used to be the Arab Baths in the 11th century, is one of the oldest and best preserved buildings of Spain.
  • Situated along Darro River opposite Alhambara, it is a free-entry museum that has spacious brick vaults, octagonal and star-shaped skylights and Roman and Visigothic style columns.
  • The baths was once the meeting place for the locals who would come for haircuts and massages.
  • You can enter the museum through a small house and access its hallway, courtyard and all the three rooms of the bath including cool room, central room and hot room.

    Location: Carrera del Darro, 31, 18010 Granada, Spain

    Timings: Sunday to Saturday – 10 AM to 5 PM

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Try Out Some Authentic Tapas

  • Going on a Tapas trail is one of the fun things to do in Granada in February. Eating Tapas is a real sport in Granada and every bar in the city has a sign saying ’Tapas’.
  • The Tapas Trail takes you to several different bars of Granada where you can taste the authentic Spanish savoury dish along with flavoursome wine.
  • Calle Navas, Carrera del Darro and Albaicín are the most popular tapas streets in Granada and have more than 30 bars serving scrumptious tapas.

    Location: La Bodeguita, Los Manueles, La Sitarilla, La Botillería and more.

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People Also Ask About Granada

  1. Why is Nasrid Palaces so famous?

    The Nasrid Palaces is a complex with many palaces and buildings that are one of the oldest Moorish buildings in Spain. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that exhibits the supremacy of Islamic art and culture in Spain and is a reminder of the glorious Islamic Golden Age in Spain.
  2. What are the best things to do in Granada in February?

    1. Wonder at the majesty of Alhambra
    2. Explore the Nasrid Palaces
    3. Wander around Albaicin Neighbourhood
    4. Go on a Tapas Trail
    5. Visit Granada Museum of Fine Arts
    6. Discover Basílica de San Juan de Dios
    7. Take part in flamenco shows
  3. What is Granada famous for?

    Granada is a picturesque city in southern Spain that is famous for remarkable Islamic architecture, artistic monuments with Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassical designs and rich Moorish heritage. It is also popular for its counterculture street art, free tapas and beer spa. The major highlight of Granada is the world-famous hilltop fortress Alhambra.
  4. Is February a good time to visit Granada?

    Though February is an off-season in Granada owing to cold and dry weather, there are so many things to do in Granada in February. The weather during daytime is temperate and is suitable for sightseeing and skiing in Sierra Nevada is also an option. Since Granada in February has less tourist crowds, it is a good time to avail accommodation at a much cheaper rate and tourist attractions are also easily accessible.
  5. How many days are enough to explore Granada?

    Granada is not a big city and can be toured in just a day. But it is recommended to spend at least two days to see all its attractions and experience the activities it offers. By this way, you get enough time to walk around the cobbled streets of the city, visit the prime attractions, enjoy lengthy meals and go skiing in Sierra Nevada.
  6. Is Granada expensive to visit in February?

    No, Granada is not expensive to visit in February as it is a low tourist season with minimal crowds. Granada in February is cold and dry which does not invite many travellers so entry tickets to the attractions are reasonably priced. Accommodation is also much cheaper hence you will pay low rates for hotels and apartments.
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