At a glance Granada
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.
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.