Granada Card - What Includes, Benefits and Where to Buy
What is Granada Card?Granada Card is a card that includes the entrance to the Alhambra and other main monuments and museums of Granada, 9 urban bus trips, and a trip on the tourist train.
Granada Card is also called Granada City Pass (Bono Turistico in Spanish). By buying the tourist pass you can save up to 36% compared with purchasing the entrances to the main attracions separately.
The tourist sights included in Granada Card can only be visited once.
There are no discounts for seniors or students.
The City Pass does not allow changes or refunds once purchased. So, double-check the date and time before making your purchase.
There are 6 Types of Granada Card. All 6 types include the entrances to the monuments, trips in urban buses and 1 tourist train trip.
The difference between them is the type of the Alhambra entrance (daytime, nightime, only gardens, etc). One modality/type (Granada Card City) does not include entrance to the Alhambra.
Here we explain these differences and other details of the Granada Card.
What does the Granada Card include?1) 9 trips on any Alhambra Bus or Granada Urban Bus.
2) 1 ticket for the Touristic Train valid for 24 hours. It is not allowed to get off the train at the stops (no Hop on Hop Off).
3) Entrance to the principal monuments of Granada:
- Alhambra or Generalife (entry without Granada Card 14 euros).
- Monasterio de Cartuja (entry without Granada Card 5 euros).
- Catedral de Granada (entry without Granada Card 5 euros).
- Capilla Real (entry without Granada Card 4 euros).
- Monasterio de San Jeronimo (entry without Granada Card 4 euros).
- Parque de las Ciencias (entry without Granada Card 7 euros).
- Museo de Andalucia (entry without Granada Card 4 euros).
- Abadia del Sacromonte (entry without Granada Card 4 euros).
It also includes the entrances to the Cuarto Real and Casa de Zafra, but the entrances to these monuments are free of charge without the Granada Card.
The Modalities of Granada CardAs we have already mentioned, there are 6 types/modalities of Granada Card.
Granada Card, 40 eurosThis modality includes the general daytime entrance to the Alhambra, the Alcazaba and the Generalife gardens + monuments + urban buses + tourist train. This modality has the highest demand.
Granada Card Night Palaces, 36.50 eurosNight Palaces Card includes night tour to the Alhambra Nasrid Palaces + monuments + urban buses + tourist train.
For those who do not know, Nasrid Palaces are the royal apartments within the Alhambra.
Granada Card Gardens, 36.50 eurosThis modality includes the Generalife Gardens + monuments + urban buses + tourist train. You can not see the Nasrid Palaces.
Granada Card Night Gardens, 34.50 eurosThis modality includes night visit to the Gardens of the Generalife + monuments + urban buses + tourist train. You can not see the Nasrid Palaces.
Granada Card Andalusian Monuments, 43 eurosIt is the only modality, apart from the first (Granada Card), which includes daytime entrance to the Alhambra, the Alcazaba and Generalife + Andalusian monuments + monuments + urban buses + tourist train.
Granada City Card, 35.50 eurosThis modality does NOT include entrance to the Alhambra. It includes the Granadas's main monuments + urban buses + tourist train.
Granada Card for Kids
What Does it Include?Includes the same entrances and services as the adult City Pass.
How Much It Costs10,50 euros - the price is the same for all 6 types of Granada Card.
AgeFor children from 3 to 11 years old. The child city pass is always associated with an adult city pass.
An adult can buy up to 3 passes for children. It is not possile to buy Granada City Pass for a child without buying City Pass for an adult.
For the entrance to the Alhambra you need to get a free pass at the Ticket Hall in the Alhambra.
Is it worth to buy the Granada Card?Let's calculate how much it would cost us to use the urban buses and to see all the monuments which are included in the Granada Card if we visit them without the card:
Alhambra 14 euros + Monasterio de la Cartuja 5 euros + Catedral 5 euros + Capilla Real 4 euros + Monasterio de San Jerónimo 4 euros + Parque de las Ciencias 7 euros + Museo de Andalucía 4 euros + Abadia del Sacromonte 4 euros + 9 bus trips 7,65 euros.
Total without Granada Card: 61,65 euros. With Granada Card 40 euros.
It is worth it when you visit more than 64% of the atractions included in the pass and and use public transport.
Another advantage: during high season on many days there are no tickets available for entrance to the Alhambra. However, with Granada Card you could be able to gain entry to the Alhambra.
Where to Buy and Collect the Granada CardYou can buy the Granada Card only in advance at: www.clorian.com/site/GranadaTur/.
Once you buy the card you will be shown "print at home" page. This paper has to be presented at the entrance to the monuments.
The City Pass can be purchased from 1 day to 3 months in advance, and you can get up to 8 passes with 1 credit card.
It is enough to show "Print at Home" paper at the entrance to the monuments or show the 'ticket' on your mobile.
But if you whant to use the urban buses you have to collect the credibus (travel card) at the vending machines that are located in 6 bus stops (route 4 of the urban buses) in the city center.
See the location of the machines on the map:
If you have some problems getting the travel card from the vending machines you can call 858 880 990.
But if you plan to use the tourist train, you need to collect the tickets at Carrera del Darro 3A (Granada City Tour office). Phone: 958 224 527.
There may be some specific offers or changes, find out more in granadatur.com.
Alhambra Entrance with the Granada CardYou can enter the Alhambra by showing the "Print at Home" or mobile phone ticket at the gates. There is no need to queue at the ticket office.
The day you choose to visit the Alhambra can be the same when the City Pass starts as long as you bought the pass at least 1 day in advance.
The visit to the Alhambra is divided into three areas: the Generalife, the Alcazaba and Nasrid Palaces and must visit all three on the same day.
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Opinions about Granada City Pass
Excellent guidanceExcellent guidance provided by your website. Thanks a lot for understanding the problems of tourists from foreign countries (Syed).
Third world experienceFirst it is very bad that you are de facto obliged to buy an expensive card to get access to the Nasride palace, which should theoretically cost 14 Euro but is unaivalable at that price in order to oblige tourist to buy additional services.
Second, once you decided to accept this unfair system and spend a lot of money for services which are unrequested and will not be fully used, the website is extremely poor and you might spend hours trying to conclude your transaction!
In short, third world experience!
Booking is not smooth and unnecessarily complicatedI'm very unimpressed with the websites that sell the card. They're ok for information but booking is not smooth at all. It seems unnecessarily complicated. The links to find out availability for the Alhambra with the Bono Turistico don't work. I'm going to try phoning but I live in Spain and speak Spanish. I can understand the frustration of those trying to book from abroad (Karen).
I have tried to purchase this card 5 timesI have tried to purchase this card 5 times today.. they will not take a debit card. This is ridiculous as i do not have or want a credit card!..unimpressed (Christine).
It seems like all the tickets which include Nasrid Palaces are sold out. I read it is possible to visit Alhambra and the Nasrid Palaces also having the city pass.You visit the Alhambra and the Nasrid Palaces the same day. You specify the date and time of the visit (of the Nasrid Palaces) when you buy the Granada city pass.
TicketsI had a funeral the day I was supposed to take the bonus so I was 2 days late, arriving on a Sunday after 2pm. Nowhere was opened to get the bonus. Don't think it's fair that you don't change it but you are also close. NEVER AGAIN I will get anything in advance.
On Line OrdersI have tried to purchase tickets at Ticketmaster.es. Every time I try I am told I have run out of time. This is imposable! Also I get sent in circles to get to the booking page.