Granada is full of life all year round, but when summer arrives, the city is full of cultural and leisure activities and its terraces are filled with tapas.

The city of architectural treasures and the fusion of traditions is the ideal place to enjoy the summer breeze. So that you can make the most of your visit, we will offer you 9 things to do to enjoy Granada in summer.

Summer Cinemas

A very popular activity in summer is summer cinema. The city offers a number of different places where you can watch movies outdoors with your family.

One of them is the CineMa Plaza with its programme "A Successful Summer", which takes place every Wednesday at the Plaza de las Culturas with the screening of recent films. The open-air cinema of the García Lorca Park offers 8 films distributed between July and August. Finally, Armilla's summer cinema is committed to saving the films of the 1980s.

Aquaola Water Park

A good bet to spend the day with the children is the Aquaola Water Park in Cenes de la Vega. It offers water activities, adventure, attractions and games, a wave pool and slides.

It is open from June to September from 11h30 to 19h30 and has all the necessary services to spend a day with the family: parking, ticket office, restaurants, picnic areas...

The science park

The Science Park is the ideal place to accompany children. It is an interactive science museum dedicated to cultural leisure, intelligent entertainment and educational entertainment.

Open from Tuesday to Sunday all year round and offering activities for the whole public, will you be able to spend a scientific day?


The Mediterranean beaches are an hour to the south, so seek adventure and when the heat is unbearable, take the car or bus, dive into the water and cool off!

You can also take a walk through the reservoir d´Eau Canales, on the slopes of the Sierra Nevada or enjoy the thermal and wellness activities of the Sierra Elvira.

Viewpoint of San Nicolás

Although it is very hot during the day, the night cools down and it is the ideal time to enjoy the best views of the Alhambra from the Mirador de San Nicolás. A charming place where you can spend time having a drink and enjoy the view and atmosphere.

If you are lucky, you can meet people who sing flamenco or dance and immerse yourself in the relaxed atmosphere and let yourself go.


All those who come to Granada cannot leave without visiting the old city of the palace, the Alhambra. Every day of the year is perfect for visiting, but in summer there are plenty of cultural activities for adults and children.

Alhambra Creactiva is a program organized to bring together the values of the Monumental Complex through creative and participatory d´expériences Moreover, this year, children and young people will be able to discover new perspectives on the Nasrid fortress through playful activities thanks to the Summer in the Alhambra program.


Flamenco is an Andalusian art that acquires an even deeper meaning in Granada with the arrival of summer. You can enjoy the flamenco shows in the different festivals that take place in the Generalife of the l'Alhambra, Lorca and Granada in the gardens of the Generalife or during the Summers of the corral.

Another place to immerse yourself in this art are the Sacromonte Caves. For example, the Cueva de la Rocío is one of the first known gypsy caves in the Sacromonte region.

Festivals and music

During the summer, there are many festivals flooding the city and there is something for everyone. Granada Sound, the urban festival par excellence, takes place on 21 and 22 September 2018 with national and international electronic, indie, pop and rock artists.

And if you are more flamenco, the International Guitar Festival brings together concerts, competitions and conferences to spread the musical instrument that brings together races, countries and social classes: the Spanish guitar.

Guided tours

If you want to know the city, the most fun way to do it is our Free Tour with which you will learn the history, myths and legends of Granada with our guides. And if you are passionate about the Alhambra, take our guided tour of the Alhambra and the Generalife and enjoy the wonders of this ancient palatial city.

As we have already said, the city is full of flamenco shows and Feel The City offers you the possibility to experience it in a unique place with our flamenco tour in the center. And for summer nights, what better way to stroll through the labyrinthine streets of the Albaicín while enjoying its legends and one of the best views of the Alhambra.... You can't miss our night tour of the Albaicín!

As you can see, there are many things you can do in Granada in summer. These are just a few ideas, but we can assure you that there are still many other reasons to know Granada.