Travel advice & practical information for travelogue:
'Culture and Nature in Andalusia, Spain'
150 East 58th Street
New York NY 10155
20 Draycott Place
London SW3 2RZ
Tel: 020 7589 8989
Fax: 020 7581 7888
165 Boulevard Malesherbes
PARIS CEDEX 17
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 44 29 40 00
Fax: + 33 (0) 1 40 54 04 74
www.andalucia.org is the official Andalusia site, in 4 languages.
Tourist Office Granada (Turismo): c/Mariana Pineda, for free city plans with sights
Best time to travel
In July and August, temperatures run into the 40s (centigrade). These months are not really great for this kind of trip. April, May and early June are perfect: the temperature is pleasant, even though there can be showers until the end of May. The landscape is green and the roadsides are overgrown with flowers. Autumn is good as well, but the landscape will be dry and bare.
Outside the tourist areas, even the staff of Turismo offices only speak Spanish. It is wise to bring a phrase book if you don't speak Spanish.
Stores are closed from 2-5 PM for siesta and then stay open until the evening. In the morning they don't open early, so if you plan a day trip, get your provisions the day before.
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