Yesterday we visited Granada and took a circular walk around Sacromonte, which is on a hillside adjacent to the Albaicin. First we walked up through the narrow streets of the old Moorish quarter, the Albaicin, to the Mirador San Cristobal. From here there are fabulous views of the City.
We continued our walk through a warren of narrow streets to Sacromonte and from this hillside there were even more spectacular views. The barrio is the gypsy quarter and is famous for its cave dwellings. We stopped to chat to an old gypsy lady who was sitting outside her cave in the sun with her dog and then made our way downhill.
By now it was time for some refreshment so we had a drink in the sunshine on the terrace of a little bar. Antonio, the owner, asked us to come inside his bar to look at the paintings, drawings and photographs he had on display. The bar was divided into little caves, each one furnished and decorated most charmingly. Afterwards, we took a different route back to the city.
It was a very enjoyable outing on a beautiful, sunny day and when we returned home it was still warm enough to enjoy afternoon tea in the sun on our terrace.
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My exhibition in Granada starts on 18th February
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