At a glance Granada

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When to go

Granada is a year-round vis­i­tor des­ti­na­tion be­cause of its sun­shine: sum­mers last from April to Oc­to­ber with bright, cold win­ters. Se­m­ana Santa (Easter Holy Week) is prob­a­bly the big­gest fiesta, though there are var­i­ous saint-based fes­ti­vals, with mu­sic and pro­ces­sions, through­out the year. Au­gust can get very hot and dry, so many lo­cals leave for the coast and some es­tab­lish­ments have lim­ited open­ing hours at best.

Get­ting there

Málaga air­port is served by many air­lines from across the UK. Granada’s own smaller air­port is 20-25 min­utes by taxi (around €30) from the cen­tre; easy­Jet flies di­rect from Gatwick and Manch­ester from about £50 re­turn.

The Big Comfy Book­shop, Coven­try Walls of books make for great acous­tics and Michael, the owner, cu­rates a re­ally ex­cit­ing line-up for his Comfy Acous­tic nights. He also has an eye for the hottest up-and-com­ing acts from near and wide, bring­ing them to an in­ti­mate 50-seat venue. Michele Sto­dart, Kathryn Wil­liams, Fer­ris & Sylvester and Jade Bird have all graced this stan­dard-lam­plit cor­ner.

AGENCJA FOTOGRAFICZNA CARO/ALAMY

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