Days Out: Trips & Tours
Cabo de Gata Nijar natural park
A wild and isolated landscape with some of Europes most original geological features. The visitor centre is Los Amoladeras, between Retamar and San Miguel de Cabo de Gata on the AL822 at Km 7.
Cuevas Castle - Cuevas del Almanzora
This castle was built in the 16th century by the Marquis of los Velez . Originally an Moorish fortification. The castle is well preserved and therefore sometimes used for concerts. Open daily.
Arab Baths and Tea rooms
A modern version of a Moorish bath house. Reservations required. At Plaza Nueva Calle Santa Ana 16, Granada
Parque de las Ciencias
Science park with planetarium, biosphere and eureka halls, observation tower, astronomy garden, butterfly house and exhibition pavillion. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00-19:00 and Sundays 10:00- 15:00. Avenida de la Ciencia s/n, 18006 Granada.
Bull ring Granada
Visit the famous bullring in the centre of the city. Tickets €6. Children under seven go free. 10:00-20:00. Telephone for information and reservations. Plaza de Toros, Granada.
Arab fortress built by the Calph of Cordoba, Abd-er Rahman 111 with three huge walled enclosures. Free entrance. Opening April to October 09:00-20:30 and November to March 09:00-18:30. Closed Monday, Christmas and New Year. Calle Almanzor.
La Alhambra Museum
This museum contains Hispano-Moorish works of art from the 9th to the 16th centuries, including ceramics, wood and metals. Section of Oriental Moorish art. Open 09:00-14:00 Tuesday to Saturday. In the Palace of Carlos V. within the Alhambra.
Gothic cathedral in the temple fortress style. Open 10:00-16:30 Monday to Friday, at Plaza de la Catedral s/n, 04001 Almeria.
Bullfights are held in season March to November at the Plaza de Toros on Avenida del Doctor Oloriz 25, Granada.
Museo de la Zambra
Flamenco museum with a collection of costumes, instruments, accessories and photos at Camino del Sacromonte 9, 18010 Granada.
Aquaola Water Park
Water park with all the usual facilities including a pirates ship for the kids. Changing facilities, sunbathing and picnic area with snacks and self service restaurant. Open every day June to September. Closed Sundays. 11:00-20:00. Cenes de la Vega.
Alcazaba Cultural Program
Family workshops will be held each Sunday at the Moorish fortification,the Alcazaba monument in Almeria city, commencing 11:00. Anyone interested in participating can telephone to book a place.
Granada City Sightseeing by Bus
Sightseeing tours of Granada using individual multilingual audi system with digital sound. Tour bus starts at the Cathedral 10:00 daily, ending at Plaza de Toros.
Memoria de Andalucia Museum
One of the largest landmarks in the city, this museum is a showcase for regular art exhibitions and musical performances. Library, cafe and restaurant facilities. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00-20:00 and Sundays and Bank holidays 10:00-14:00.
Castillo de San Miguel
Restored castle originally built by the Romans in the first century. Open Tuesdays to Saturdays 10:30-13:30 and 17:30-20:00, Sundays and holidays 10:30-14:00. At Barrio de San Miguel, 18690 Almunecar.
Alhambra Guided Tour
Comprehensive, non technical 3 hour guided tour of the Alhambra. Based at Granada Travel Center Gran Via de Colon 41, 18394 Granada.
Older than the Alhambra Palace, the En Banuelo, baths built in 11th Century are beside the Bridge of Cadi. Refreshments and relaxation rooms, also hot and warm rooms. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00-14:00. Carrera del Darro, Granada.
Los Millares Tombs
Visit a prehistoric city over 5000 years old, guided tours through the village, tombs and archelogical site. Opening hours Wednesday to Sunday 10:00-14:00 excluding feast days. 04420. Santa Fe de Mondújar, Almería.
Lori Sexi Exotic Bird Park
Bird park with a large collection of wild and exotic birds. In the summer months the park holds parrot shows for the children. Open daily 11:00-14:00 and 18:00-21:00 through the summer and 11:00-14:00 and 16:00-18:00 in the winter. Calle Bikini.