Here we'll provide the details you'll need to visit Granada on the cheap, including tourist office locations, museum passes, transportation options, and discounts for students and seniors.
Granada Budget Tips
The Tourist Reception Center is located at Calle Virgen Blanca 9. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday from 9 AM to 6 PM and Sundays and bank holidays from 10 AM to 2 PM.
There are also tourist information points throughout the city at Puerta Real, Plaza de Bibarrambla, Plaza Mariana Pineda 10, Santa Ana 4, and next to the ticket office at the Alhambra, as well as at the airport.
The Bono Turístico city pass provides free admission to attractions like the Alhambra, the Cathedral, and the Capilla Real. The pass can also be used for nine bus trips on the city bus system and discounts at certain restaurants.
The five-day pass costs €30. Pass holders skip to the front of the line at museums and monuments.
There is no day pass for Granada's bus network, but you can buy 10 tickets for €5, 16 tickets for €10, and 33 tickets for €20. For more information on transportation, see our guide to Getting Around Granada.
Members of the AARP receive discounts on hotels, airfares and car rentals in Granada. They can be reached in the United States at 1-800-424-3410 or accessed online at the AARP website.
The International Student Identity Card, ISIC, the most widely accepted form of student ID, provides discounts on sights, accommodations, food, and transportation. Some places offer admission discounts of 20%-50% to ISIC members. All cardholders have access to a 24-hour emergency helpline. In the United States call 1-800-223-7986 or click onto the ISIC site. Applicants must be degree seekers of a secondary or post-secondary school and must be at least 12 years of age. The card costs US$22 and is valid until the end of the year issued.
For non-students 25 years or younger, the International Youth Travel Card, IYTC, also offers many of the same benefits as the ISIC. The card costs US$22 and is valid for one year from the date issued.
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