What to do and see in Alhama de Granada, Spain: The Best Places and Tips

September 2, 2017 Veronika Gaddis

Alhama de Granada is a town in the province of Granada, approx. 50 km from the city of Granada. The name is derived from the thermal baths located there, which are called الـحَـمّـة al-hammah in Arabic.
Restaurants in Alhama de Granada

1. Cycling Country Day Rides

Calle Salmerones 18, 18120, Alhama de Granada, Spain
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5 based on 60 reviews

Cycling Country Day Rides

Cycling Country provides bike hire, rides and guides for all levels of cyclists from our base in Alhama de Granada. From road cycling to leisure hybrid biking, we have something for all cyclists. Explore beautiful Andalucia, Spain by bike with us.

Reviewed By Anne_Tim2013 - Toronto, Canada

We recently did a Vuelta a Espana tour with Cycling Country, and had an amazing time. The tour was well-organized and thought out, with rider enjoyment in mind, both from the perspective of riding and spectating. The Spanish-based company clearly has a very close relationship with the race organizers, which is to the benefit of Cycling Country's clients. The VIP access to starts and finishes, as well as the podium, were unbelievable. Because the race is smaller, it is also much more intimate, enabling access to the riders. The behind-the-scenes access and perspective was very interesting, as was the talk from a retired rider. This was our third time doing a trip with Cycling Country, and the reason we chose them for our Vuelta shadow tour. Previously we have done self-guided tours or fixed-stay trips, and have been very impressed and pleased with the company and the service it provides. Geoff and Maggi are wonderful people and it shows in their dealings with clients. We would definitely recommend Cycling Country for any of its tours, but especially the Vuelta a Espana tour!

2. CENTRO DE INTERPRETACION ALHAMA DE Granada

Plaza Presos S/N, 18120, Alhama de Granada, Spain +34 673 61 39 96
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4.5 based on 46 reviews

CENTRO DE INTERPRETACION ALHAMA DE Granada

Reviewed By Jaffa1111 - Chester, United Kingdom

do the tour before you start exploring the area, it will give you ideas about walks and palces to see locally. Speaks spanish and english, cost a few euros each. No prams or wheel chairs due to lots of steps and cobbles. visit El Tigra and Al Dente bars for refreshments and a meal too!!

3. Oficina de Turismo Alhama de Granada

Carrera de Francisco de Toledo, 10, 18120, Alhama de Granada, Spain +34 958 36 06 86
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

Oficina de Turismo Alhama de Granada

Reviewed By ProfessorClements - Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

We were visiting Alhama de Ganada for the day and popped into the tourist office for some help. A young man who spoke excellent English gave us massive amounts of advice including places to visit a how to get around. He gave us an excellent map and even took us into the street to point out some features.
I don't think I've ever been to a tourist office where the service was better.

4. Plaza de Isabel La Catolica

Alhama de Granada, Spain
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4 based on 22 reviews

Plaza de Isabel La Catolica

Reviewed By john b - Valparaiso, Indiana

TA does not seem to have a location for Fountain in little square where Gran Via and Calle Reyes come together.
Beautiful little square with Fountain on and off. Didn't understand why not always on?
Reason for review: Walk the Gran Via. It is not as great as Madrids but is really special. Old beautiful hotels, apartment and office buildings. We did it at night and loved it. We like Architecture.
Our hotel was 2 blocks away, church and shopping off the Gran Via.

5. centro de artesanos alhama de Granada

Hospital de la Reina, 18120, Alhama de Granada, Spain +34 958 36 06 86
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

centro de artesanos alhama de Granada

Reviewed By Alina S - Caversfield, Oxfordshire

This Artisan Centre is located in the old Queen's Hospital ghorse stables dating XV century. Here you can find locally made artisan items that are very inexpensive and you'll have gifts to take back home. Leather, Silk, jewellery, cards, books, baskets and more. You spend 30 euros and you'll take back gifts for all your family and friends. Open mornings only.

6. Aguas Termales Publicas

Balneario de Alhama de Granada, Alhama de Granada, Spain
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3.5 based on 34 reviews

Aguas Termales Publicas

Reviewed By hardyb33 - Witney, United Kingdom

These reviews cover two different options. The professional spa or Balanerio is (or appears to be as we've only looked around and not stayed there) a quite decent hotel with an associated spa complex where you can pay for a range of different massages or treatments or simply to use the professionally managed hot baths.
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You can, for free, use the al fresco public baths just outside the hotel. This is fed with the same water so in some ways is the same. But it's not the same at all!
These public baths have been created (I guess by the town hall, originally to give local residents a place to wash as many houses in the town had no such facilities) by concreting together the rocks on the side of the river below an outlet from the hot spring to create a set of outdoor hot baths on the side of the river and flowing into the river.
The experience you have there will depend upon your own attitude and a bit of luck. If you understand that for some locals this is their only means to keep clean you won't be shocked when old men come down and strip to their underwear to wash. Likewise if you understand that young people like to have fun on a Saturday night then you won't be entirely surprised to find candle stumps and beer cans on Sunday morning.
But please don't be put off.... Just realise you are visiting a place where real people live. Most of the time it's clean and tidy, not least because the locals tidy it up. Sometimes after tourists too.
I'm rarely disappointed and love relaxing in these therapeutic baths. Occasionally, and usually early in the morning my daughters have giggled and ignored the old guy doing his ablutions in the lowest bath as far away from them as he can and occasionally we've been discouraged by over boisterous young people. But generally the only problem is that in summer there can be quite a few visitors taking advantage of the opportunity to relax here on a nicr afternoon. ie It can be too popular.
And with regard to the steps. They did get largely washed away over the last few years by the storms and I agree with another reviewer were dangerous and certainly not for someone not very agile. But they have, this year, been replaced by some straightforward new steps that are easy to use.

7. Alhambra Rambler

Calle Fuerte 5, 18120, Alhama de Granada, Spain
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5 based on 1 reviews

Alhambra Rambler

Reviewed By icedgems - London

After passing by the Alhambra Rambler "Hike & Bike" shop in the main street of Alhama we booked a day mountain biking.
Terry has 2 Orange Patriot full suspension bikes complete with Full face helmets. We went off in an old citroen van with Terry and Lisa and Tod the Dog up into the hillsides above Loja. The scenery was amazing and soon we were at 1,500m in altitude. The first run down was shorter and gave us a chance to get used to the bikes and enjoy the scenery. Once again we got into the van and went up again, for the second run down, which was longer and again with amazing scenery, as well as interesting information from Terry on the way down. The trails were bascially gravel 4x4 tracks, so not particularly technically challenging for those that have done mountain biking before, but fun nonetheless. At the end of the second run we had a lovely local picnic in a shading spot by a stream, and then back into town via a drinks stop in a new hotel/bar with a lovely view.
The day out was really good value, Terry and Lisa were lovely people and told us lots of information about the local area, and the biking was really fun!
The shop also hires out hardtail bikes, road bikes and hybrids and they also lead walking holidays too.
Highly recommended!

8. La Casa de Artigi

Calle Fuerte No. 8 | Bajo, 18120, Alhama de Granada, Spain +34 958 36 08 86
La Casa de Artigi

Artigi home is a business created to offer the local and foreign public a great variety of national, handmade and decorative products and souvenirs with special emphasis on those elaborated in Alhama

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