In August there are a lot of festivities in every village and spending a summer in Granada is something you need to do at least once in life. Granada in August offers entertainment for any budget. At lunch time you can enjoy a fresh Gazpacho in a terrace and enjoy the breeze or if you´re too tired during your trip, feel like the locals and do a siesta to regain energies.
One of the most famous festivities in August is the “Día en el Ferial”, a tapa fair where you will be able to try the most common and extravagant tapas. There´s no limit to the imagination.
If there is something good about visiting Granada in summer is that its very easy to find a parking spot. you can never get bored in a city like Granada. Here´s an exhaustive list of things to do in August in Granada:
Granada Science Park
If you have not yet visited the Science Park, and even more if you have kids, it’s time to do so. There´s plenty of activities and the heat won´t be a problem. The Science Park of Granada is an interactive museum near the historic town with more than 70,000 square meters of terrain. If you do not know what to do in Granada, we encourage you to spend the day here.
- Science Park
- Address: Avda. de la Ciencia s/n
- Prices: From 7€ adults, kids from 6€
- Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00 a 19:00. Sunday 10:00 a 15:00
Rivers of Granada
Plan a trip to the rivers of Granada and you won´t be disappointed, they have nothing to envy to a beach: Rivers Bacal, Green, Dilar, Durcal … are just some examples.
Granada is a very cultural city and so it offers a wide variety of theaters open in August. You can check Teatro Isabel la Católica, Teatro del Zaidín or Teatro José Tamayo.
- Teatro Isabel la Católica
- Address: Calle Acera del Casino, s/n, Granada
- Teatro del Zaidín
- Address: Calle Pintor Manuel Maldonado, 0, Granada
- Teatro José Tamayo
- Address: Carretera Antigua de Málaga, 98, Granada
The highest peak of Sierra Nevada (Mulhacén) has 3,478 meters. If you like adventure, there is plenty of walking and hike tours, bike tours and excursions for a day, swimming pools and restaurants.
Sierra nevada is located East of Granada and just 1 hour drive from the city. Visiting Sierra Nevada is recommended all year round.
Visit the Alhambra
A must-do when you visit Granada. Alhambra and its surroundings has inspired songs for decades. Don´t miss your chance to visit the Alhambra, declared UNESCO World Heritage site.
This tour will unveil all the hidden secrets on the different corners of the city. If you are the curious visitor. this tour is absolutelly recommended.
Like a lot of towns in Spain in summer you can enjoy movie nights outdoors either for free or for a reduced price and sponsored by different cultural centres: Plaza de las Culturas, Museo Cuevas del Sacromonte ( Summer cinema in Huerta de San Vicente) and Cinema Vergeles.
- Plaza de las Culturas
- Address: Avenida de la Ciencia, 2, Granada
- Museo Cuevas del Sacromonte
- Address: Calle Pintor Manuel Maldonado, 0, Granada
- Open: Summer Nights July and August – Tuesday and Friday (except 15th August)
- Price: 3.5€
- Cinema Vergeles
- Address: Calle Palencia, 22, Granada
- Open: 22h Sunday to Thursday, 22h and 00h Friday and Saturday
- Price: Monday to Thursday – 4.5€ Friday to Sunday – 5€
Food and drink
Like any month, August is a good time for a cold beer and a tapa on one of the multiple terraces. We recommend you to go to the Albaicín or Sacromonte neighbourhoods.
The albaicín neighbourhood is a good option as there are plenty of shadows and terraces to rest during the visit. We recommend the following:
- Mesón El Yunque
- Address: Placeta San Miguel Bajo, 3
- Opening Hours: Every day from 11:00 to 16:00 and from 20:00 to 00:00
- Casa Torcuato
- Address: Calle Pagés, 31
- Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday from12:00 to 16:00 and from 20:00 to 00:00
- Bar Aliatar – Los Caracoles
- Address: Plaza Aliatar, 4
Jazz at the Plaza
Sign up for summer evenings with live music, the best jazz outdoors with a beer.
- Place: Plaza de las Culturas (Centro Cultural CajaGranada): Avenida de la Ciencia, 2, 18006 Granada
- Price: Free entrance
- Time: from 22.30 every Thursday
The townhall organises the Veranos del Corral in the Corral del Carbón. This is a mixture of flamenco and theater worth a visit.
Corral del carbón is located in the Calle Mariana Pineda and it´s the oldest monument in Granada of arabic origin.
- Address: Corral del Carbon – Calle Mariana Pineda, Granada
- Prices: Free entrance
- Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 to 19:00, weekends from 10:00 to 14:00
Acuatic parks and swimming pools
If you want to refresh, there´s always the option to choose an acuatic park. Aquaola is your option, or if you prefer a more relaxed experience, we recommend the Mesón J.R. en Belicena, a restaurant that includes swimming pool.
- Address: Calle Garcia Lorca, 18190 Cenes de la Vega, Granada (free shuttle SN1 – Cenes de la Vega stop)
- Prices: 16€ adults 10€ kids
- Opening hours: from 11.30h
- Mesón J.R. en Belicena
- Address: Ctra. de Cúllar Vega, Km. 3, 18194 Ambroz
- Opening hours: Daily from 8am to midnight.
There is a wide range of beaches to choose from. The Herradura or the Salobreña are the favourite beaches from the locals.
- Herradura: 2 hour drive from Granada. Address: Calle Ctra. de la Playa, 49, 18690 Almuñécar
- Salobreña: 2 hour drive from Granada. Address: Paseo Marítimo , 18680 Salobreña
If there is something Granada is proud of is their local tapas. Here there is a lot to choose from. The best places we can recommend are:
- Bar los Diamantes: Calle Navas, 26. Open from around 8pm evenings
- Bar Sevilla: Calle de Almireceros, 1-3. Open 11.30h to 1am
- Bodegas Espadafor: Calle Tinajilla, s/n. Open 7am – 4pm and 8pm – 12pm
Tapas in Albaicín