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I am sorry if you have arrived here after searching this post for a solution to the
Ticketmaster rejecting Australian credit cards for Alhambra problem.

There does appear to be no solution.
Ticketmaster rejects many cards from Australia.

There are no solutions but there are workarounds.

Here are some workarounds.

1. First check that the problem exists with your card.
Some Amex and Mastercards have no problem

Click on the ticketmaster link here
http://granadainfo.com/alhambra/advance.htm

2.
Phone using this telephone number.
 34 902 888 001

3.
Buy the bono turistico
http://granadainfo.com/alhambra/bono.htm

4.
Buy the Dobla de Oro
This is a special ticket which includes a lot of extra admissions and discounts
Press the more info link on this page.
http://www.ticketmaster.es/en/tickets-family/dobla-de-oro/12277/

5.
Ask a hotel to buy the tickets for you

6.
Get a guided tour which includes tickets

There are 2 guided tour links here

http://granadainfo.com/alhambra/eng_guided_tours.htm





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The European union has given Granada a grant of 600 million euros in order to finish the high speed stretch of  track which will link it to the high speed network.

The work must be finished by the end of 2015 or the money has to be given back.

The journey time from Granada to Madrid is now 4 hours 25 minutes.
Afterwards it will be 2 hours 45 minutes.

Consequently there is disruption on all the trains in and out of Granada.
The train company is using buses to carry people across the affected routes so if you have bought a train ticket you don't have to worry.

However it may be a good idea to get a bus at this time

Information about buses is here
http://alsa.es

Information about trains is here
http://renfe.es





 


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I have read that the engineering works on the train line between Granada and Malaga will cause disruptions.

Do you have any information?
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Miscellaneous / Re: Place to do Laundry in Granada
« Last post by Steven Wellington on July 31, 2015, 03:17:18 AM »
There are a couple of laundry places (laundromats) in Granada for example

Tintorerías Niágara.
They charge 5.80 euros for a 6kg load.

General info:
http://www.tintoreriasniagara.com/servicios.html

They have several branches in Granada
http://www.tintoreriasniagara.com/tiendas.html

The laundry service in Hotels is very expensive.
Unless you have money to waste it may be a good idea to use alternative methods.

Many short term rental apartments have washing machines included in the price so
washing your clothes is free.

If you visit this page
http://www.granadainfo.com/apartments.htm
Click on the washing machine box and you will only see places with washing machine.

Most places don't have clothes driers because it is so easy to dry the clothes in the sun.

For example.
Boabdil house has a Bosch washing machine with a 1000 rpm spin and you can hang your clothes up with views of the Alhambra.
More info here:
http://granadainfo.com/bo


















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Miscellaneous / Place to do Laundry in Granada
« Last post by Ashley on July 31, 2015, 03:05:23 AM »
I will have been travelling for 3 weeks when I visit Granada and by then I will need to wash my clothes.
Does anyone know a hotel with a laundry or a laundromat, chinese laundry or other place where I can wash my clothes?

 
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What to do in Granada / Re: Visiting the Alhambra at night.
« Last post by Steven Wellington on July 27, 2015, 09:40:27 AM »
The day visit includes all parts of the Alhambra.
The night visit only includes the Nasrid Palaces

Most people would go on the day visit and go on the night visit as an optional extra.

The night visit has a very quiet relaxed atmosphere. It is different from the day visit.
It is all light up by lights which gives a different perspective.
The sound of water dripping and flowing seems stronger in the night visit.

If you really like the Alhambra them maybe it is good to do both.

Many would say that the day trip is a must-do whereas the night visit is "well worth doing"

This is a good page about the Alhambra
http://granadainfo.com/alhambra/
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What to do in Granada / Visiting the Alhambra at night.
« Last post by Ashley on July 27, 2015, 09:30:50 AM »
There is a night visit and a day visit which one is best?
Should I do both?
What is the difference between them?



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What to do in Granada / Re: Meeting the people from Granada
« Last post by Steven Wellington on July 25, 2015, 05:35:04 AM »
It may be a good idea to join couchsurfing.
This is a good way of getting to know the locals.
https://www.couchsurfing.com/

This site looks interesting
http://granada.geokeda.es/
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Accommodation / Hotel with parking in Granada
« Last post by Steven Wellington on July 25, 2015, 05:21:58 AM »
The answer to this question is complex so I will answer with a short answer and then give more info.

Short Answer:
Most of the hotels in the most interesting places right in the centre don't have their own parking.
Even if these hotels do have their own parking it can be complicated to get there due to narrow complicated streets.

A way to side step the whole issue is to park in the Severa Ochoa car park which is very easy to get to, has good prices for long stays (especially over 48 hours) and you can then get to any hotel with a short walk, bus ride or a taxi.
In this way you don't have to base your choice of hotel on the availability of parking.
Here is Info about Severa Ochoa
http://granadamap.com/so/index_en.htm

A hotel which is right in the old part of town which has parking next to the Hotel is Hotel Casa Morisca.
http://granadahotel.com/hotel/Casa_Morisca_Hotel_Granada

Longer Answer:
If you don't care about being right in the centre of town then there are many Hotels with easy parking.

For example:
Hotel Saray
http://granadahotel.com/hotel/Saray_Hotel_Granada
Hotel Nazari
http://granadahotel.com/hotel/Nazaries_Business_Spa_Hotel_Granada

A very good compromise is the hotel Arabeluj which also has good prices.
It is easy to get to, has free parking, is near to the Alhambra and the minibus goes past frequently which will take you to all the interesting places.
http://granadahotel.com/hotel/Hotel_Mirador_Arabeluj_Granada

Another solution is the park in the Alhambra car park which is easy to get to and stay at one of the hotels near there.
For example:

Hotel Guadalupe
http://granadahotel.com/hotel/Hotel_Guadalupe_Granada

Hotel Alixares
http://granadahotel.com/hotel/Alixares_Hotel_Granada











 
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What to do in Granada / Seeing Flamenco for free in Granada
« Last post by granadagirl on July 12, 2015, 02:12:07 AM »
There are several places where you can see free street performances of Flamenco in Granada.
For example.
Plaza Nueva and Mirador de San Nicolas.

There is more info on this page.
http://granadablog.net/places-to-see-flamenco-for-free-in-granada/
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