When to go to Granada: climate, best time and tips month by month

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Martí Micolau

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City full of charm, monuments, always in constant ferment thanks to the events that enliven it, night and day, all year round, Granada is one of the favorite destinations for tourists from all over Europe and beyond. What will be the best time to stay in the beautiful town of Andalusia? And what should we expect from the "curious" climate of Granada? Let's find out together.


  1. Climate, Average Temperatures and Precipitation
  2. When to go to Granada: the cheapest period
  3. Granada in Spring
  4. Granada in the Summer
  5. Granada in Autumn
  6. Granada in Winter
  7. User questions and comments

Climate, Average Temperatures and Precipitation

  • Best time: half seasons (April-June and September-October). Granada is always enjoyable, but in the height of summer the heat is very muggy, the winter is colder and rainier
  • Period to avoid: midsummer (July-August) is really hot, and winter can be quite cold from December to February

We have defined the climate of Granada rather curious. Despite its proximity to the sea, in fact, the city is characterized by a dry and continental climate, due to the "wall" created by the Sierra Nevada mountains. The rains are scarce, the winters moderately cold and the summers hot and torrid, with temperatures exceeding 30 °.

When to go to Granada: the cheapest period

The low season in Granda is winter. However, the climate discourages tourism in the colder months.
By consulting the best travel search engines and opting for flight + hotel packages, you can find affordable solutions to plan a holiday in Granada even in the summer.
The best compromise between climate and savings is in the months of March and October.

Granada in Spring

Spring in Granada is rather mild, characterized by low rainfall and by significant temperature variations from day to night, with frequent gusts of wind.
Despite the climatic uncertainty, the city's calendar is chock full of events, linked not only to the Easter holidays. One of the most important events is the International Music and Dance Festival, which takes place in April. On the "monumental" front, take advantage of the warm spring to visit the wonderful Cathedral of Granada, emblem of the Renaissance style, and the nearby and suggestive Royal Chapel, built at the behest of Isabella and Ferdinando.

Granada in the Summer

Summer in Granada is characterized by its nothing short of hot temperatures and the lack of rain, especially in July. The exaggerated heat of the locality does not rhyme, however, with siesta. Granada, in fact, is more alive than ever in the quarter June - August, thanks to the presence of numerous night clubs, water attractions (the advice is to take a trip to the Aquaola, for a few hours of relaxation and fun in the pool) and numerous religious and cinematographic events.
Finally, the cultural side of the Iberian city is unmissable: the must-sees of the summer are Albayzin, a district declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its Roman Baths, and the fabulous Alhambra palace, the most visited in Spain.

Granada in Autumn

From a climatic point of view and beyond, autumn seems to be the best season to visit Granada. Temperatures, in fact, continue to be mild even in September and October, with a fairly significant drop in November.
However, the Iberian town continues to offer breathtaking attractions to visit and cultural events to take part in. The Hammam is one of the top attractions of Granada, which winks at the oriental tradition and gives a different atmosphere inside, in the style of "The Thousand and One Nights".
Moreover, the museum sector of Granada has nothing to envy to other European cities: not particularly famous but well structured is the Granada Science Park, where learning and playful aspects are wisely mixed, to the delight of young and old.
In September the usual Patronal Festival Virgen de las Angustias takes place, while the usual International Jazz Music Festival takes place in November.

Granada in Winter

Winter in Granada is freezing to say the least, thanks to the proximity to the Sierra Nevada mountain range, which becomes an excellent ski resort to target.
For shopaholics, we recommend strolling down Calle Reyes Católicos, the city's main street, and the surrounding streets, in search of the most beautiful and affordable souvenir.
Another area to visit absolutely is Sacromonte, a lively and varied district of Granada, famous for its white houses, clustered on a hill, and for its caves where, even today, flamenco is danced until late at night.
In January, the usual Toma de Granada is celebrated, a festival that celebrates the taking of the city by the Catholic sovereigns.

How to dress: what to pack

  • In winter: coat, hat, scarf, gloves, sweaters
  • In summer: shorts, t-shirts, swimsuits, a sweatshirt for cool evenings, comfortable shoes
  • In autumn and spring: jacket, long pants, t-shirts, comfortable shoes, an umbrella

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