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Don't forget you can always print your tickets out at home using the reference number in the ticketmaster confirmation email.
Alternatively, you can pick them up from the following places:

    any SERVICAIXA cashpoint in Andalucía
    the white cashpoint at the ALHAMBRA SHOP on Calle Reyes Católicos in Granada
    CARREFOUR (large supermarket)
    HALCON VIAJES (travel agency)
    TICKET OFFICE on Calle Acera del Casino (in front of Teatro Isabel la Católica)

For more information, see
If you would like to see more than just La Alhambra than rent a bike and go cycling outside of the city. it is a great option to discover more and cheap too. You simply rent a road bike in the Sierra Nevada (Granada) Andalusia with Rent-A-Bici.

Spain and mainly Andalucia are known for their great road cycling. In the south of this amazing country you can ride through the impressive mountain range of the Sierra Nevada (3.390 meters) if you like you can also take it more easy. Through white mountain villages and it’s national parks on your way to the beach, it’s the perfect way to complete your holiday with a great road bike tour in this great area. We don't only rent bikes, but clothing and helmets too in case you didn't bring them with you.

Rent-A-Bici rents quality road bikes (Giant TCR 0) so you can take whatever route you like. All kind of levels are available in this area.
- Free delivery and pick up the bikes from the hotel within 10 km of Granada.
- If you have brought your own pedals & cycling shoes, it can be set up for you.
Getting around in Granada / Re: Bicycle Hire in Granada.
« Last post by rent-a-bici on July 04, 2014, 05:27:52 AM »
Cycling Granada, Andalusia is great!
If you want to rent a road bike, go to

Good road bike rental in Spain is very rare so Rent-A-Bici in Granada is your best choice.
Delivery to hotels for free (within 5km from Granada)
Getting around in Granada / Re: Has anyone been on the new tourist train?
« Last post by rent-a-bici on July 04, 2014, 05:24:24 AM »
when our parents where here it was great doing that (70 years..), or might be fun with children as well...
Just wondering if Ticketmaster have announced any new pick up points for pre paid online Alhambra tickets since ending the arrangement with service Caixa ATM's. Another Forum User had some ideas about possible outlets they might use but has anything been put into place do we know? I do think that they could update their information on the website a bit more often!

If I spoke spanish I would ring myself and ask but I suspect that I would not get a clear answer and probably wouldn't understand it if I did!- that's assuming I could get through on the phone. Ticketmaster's Phone Lines do not work,I am told.

As I understand it at present, the options to pick up pre paid non discounted tickets are to either pick up at the Alhambra shop in down town Granada, or at the Alhambra ticket office itself.!

Does anyone on the ground over there or anyone who has just visited know any different?
Getting around in Granada / Re: Has anyone been on the new tourist train?
« Last post by Steven Wellington on April 24, 2014, 10:18:15 AM »
I had to try the tren turistico out of curiosity.

It is a road  train with carriages which does an  interesting route of Granada.
There are free headphones with commentary in several languages.

It is a hop on hop off service which means after paying for the ticket you can get on and off as many times as you like.

My opinion:
It is very touristy and it makes you feel like an obvious tourist.
It is a little bit expensive and it would be cheaper to get in a taxi and do the same route or just get on one of the normal minibuses.

However it is a pleasant way to spend some time in Granada and could be fun for a lot of people.

Click here for more information.

Getting around in Granada / Has anyone been on the new tourist train?
« Last post by hudson on April 24, 2014, 10:09:11 AM »
I have heard that there is a new tourist train in Granada.
Has anyone been on it what is it like?
La Herradura / Re: How to watch British TV over the internet in Spain
« Last post by granadaexpert on March 01, 2014, 07:22:15 AM »
Hi Jocelyn,

A lot of the things advertised are available for free if you put a little effort into it.

The first thing you need is a VPN.
This makes it look as if you are in the UK so you don't get blocked by the BBC.
There are lots of VPN systems to choose from but I have heard good reviews of these two

Strong VPN

Hide my Ass

As you want to use the VPN on multiple devices it is best to connect to the VPN at the level of the router, so any computer or iphone which connects to the wifi will automatically get a UK ip address.

If you are good with computers you can get routers for only 20 euros which can connect to a VPN  but first you have to change the firmware (the software which runs them) to a version which can run as a VPN client such as DD-WRT or tomato.
This is all very confusing and is for tekkie orientated people.

A router which can connect to the majority of VPNs straight out of the box is the ASUS RT-N16

It costs about 77 euros:
Here is a link to buy it at Amazon.

Once you get the router use this tutorial to configure it.

Once you have it set up you will be able to use the BBC iplayer.



The banner below goes to a free month trial of an Amazon content service similar to Netflix.
Try it out for free for a month and then let us know what you think.

La Herradura / How to watch British TV over the internet in Spain
« Last post by jocelyn on March 01, 2014, 06:50:07 AM »
Since the satellites have changed I can't get British TV.

I have seen a few advertisements for TV over the internet.

I am not a big TV watcher but I would like to be able to watch the BBC.

Also my husband likes to watch TV on his computer.

Is it possible watch two different programs at the same time over the internet?

Can anyone give me any advice?

Nerja / Between Two Fires by David Baird Book Review
« Last post by Steven Wellington on February 25, 2014, 07:49:53 AM »
"Between Two Fires" is an account of the struggle between the Maquis and the Guardia Civil in the mountains surrounding Frigiliana. After the Spanish Civil War, many people who had opposed the Franco regime faced either death or imprisonment. Some of them had no alternative but to escape to the mountains to continue resisting the Franco regime. The Guardia Civil were given carte blanche by Franco to eliminate the guerilla army at any cost. One major complication  was that the Maquis had no alternative other than to obtain food and supplies from the civilian population, which resulted in an almost impossible situation for the villagers who had to go into the mountains to earn a living.

The first part of the book is a normal historical description of the events that took place between the end of the civil war and the end of armed resistance in 1952. The second part of the book is a series of interviews with many of the protagonists, participants and ordinary people who were alive at this time.

This is an excellent book for anyone who would like to understand the Spanish Civil War and its immediate aftermath. The eye witness interview style is an excellent way of looking at history through many different perspectives.

In hindsight, we can see that it was futile to resist the Franco regime and that the misery and suffering of the post war years was made even more unbearable by the added complication of having a guerilla war. 

Click here to Buy this book on Amazon USA - Between Two Fires-Guerrilla war in the Spanish sierras

If you are in Europe you can buy this book at see link below.

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