What to Wear in Granada

Grenada in March

Grenada in March

Lunch in Grenada Old Town, March

Lunch in Grenada Old Town, March

Exploring Alhambra in May

Exploring Alhambra in May

Granada in August

Granada in August

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General Style Tips

  • With Granada being popular with tourists dress is casual. A lot of visitors are Spanish and they really care about their personal appearance and tend to dress more smartly, but casual clothes will carry you through everywhere.
  • Jeans are very popular here in every style but at the height of the summer would be way too hot, so swap for lightweight pants.
  • Also see What to Wear in Spain

Clothing Tips for Women

  • Don't forget about your shoes... the Spanish love shoes, and for them a pair of shabby shoes can let down a whole outfit. In the old town the streets are steep and cobbled and as the easiest way of getting around is walking they need to be comfortable. We love Hotter shoes, for total comfort along with style.
  • Save your heels for the evening or swap them for smarter boots or in the summer flat sandals, which will be far easier to walk in - especially in the cobbled streets.
  • Church is still an integral part of Spanish life and wearing shorts or being scantily dressed while visiting a church will not be appreciated. If you are going to visit any religious sites then be sure to cover your shoulders and bare legs. A pashmina can come in handy for this.

Pack for the Weather

  •  Although the winter months are short, roughly stretching from November through December, January and February, the weather can be cold so take a jacket for the evenings.
  • If you are planning on visiting at the height of the summer i.e. July and August you will find many bars and restaurants closed as people leave the city due to the extreme heat.
  • If you are visiting in the spring (March, April and May) it's worth bearing in mind that although you may view the temperatures as warm (if you're used to cold winters), the locals don't. So if you want to blend in, dress as they do in sturdy shoes or boots, pants, sweaters, scarf and a jacket.
  • It rains a lot in the spring too, so you could pack a travel umbrella - but don't worry if you forget as every shop seems to sell them, as well as the street sellers.
  • We love the Weather+ app - it gives an accurate 6 day forecast for day and night, which when you're planning from home is really helpful. You can keep all the places you've been to too - a nice way to remember your trip :) Download for iPad/iPhone or Android

Last updated 07 May 2019.

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Your information on what to wear was very helpful though we did not find that people dressed up in the evening at all. Everything was pretty low key. We stayed in quite a high class hotel and even then no-one dressed up. In fact the men didn't seem to have bothered at all. We went at the end of March and it was rather cold at 5 degrees. The previous week had been a healthy 24 degrees so my advice would be to check with the weather forecast first. Not sure about the comment about footwear. No-one seemed to wear anything special. I would just say comfortable footwear as a lot walking is involved if you want to see all the sights.

- MN, UK

Response: Thank you for the feedback! Our comments about shoes, and making more effort for evenings, is something that is important to local people - however yes tourists do tend to be more casual.



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