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What to do in Granada / Using expired credit card for Alhambra tickets.
« Last post by Doss on August 11, 2015, 10:53:02 PM »
I have read that I will need to use my credit card to print my Alhambra tickets.
The card has to be the same one I bought my tickets with.
My card has expired will this be a problem?

What to do in Granada / What's On guide to Flamenco in Granada
« Last post by granadagirl on August 09, 2015, 09:30:15 AM »
If you want to see a what's on guide to see Flamenco in Granada.

Try this page
It shows who is playing at the Chien Andalou, the Zoraya and other locations in Granada.
The hire company sometimes charge an 'admin' fee of around 25 euros on top of the fine.
If you don't pay the fine you will not be able to hire a car with the same company again.

You can only easily avoid paying if you are not a Spanish resident.
If you are a resident they may be able to "embargar" your bank account.

If you are not a Spanish resident then it is easier not to pay.
To avoid paying you will have to cancel your card, however this  may be inconvenient.
Once the money has gone out it may be hard to reclaim especially as the offense will be documented with photos so if you are going down that route it may be best to block your card straight away.

The best thing to do is not get a fine in the first place.
Apparently Granada council earn over 30 000 euros per day in traffic fines.

If you see any big yellow sign in Granada with the word "prohibido" on it don't go down that street.

By the way:  the Guardia Civil set up many radar traps in order to earn extra income from speeding motorists so when in Spain always drive within the speed limit.  Especially when the speed goes down from 80 to 60 around traffic junctions.

For more info about driving in Spain visit this page

This page has driving distances from other cities to Granada


I have received a traffic fine from when I was in Granada.
My details have been passed to the police by the car hire company.

Will I have to pay the fine?

Can I just ignore this letter and cancel my credit card?
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

Phone using this telephone number.
 34 902 888 001

Buy the bono turistico

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.

Ask a hotel to buy the tickets for you

Get a guided tour which includes tickets

There are 2 guided tour links here

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

Information about trains is here


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

Do you have any information?
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:

They have several branches in Granada

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
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:

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?

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
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