A stroll around Sacromonte

View from Mirador San Cristobal

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.

Alhambra from Sacromonte

La Gitana

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.


Inside Antonio's bar

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.

If you click on the photos they will enlarge,

My exhibition in Granada starts on 18th February


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About Margaret Merry

I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall, England where, after leaving Falmouth High School, I spent a year at Falmouth School of Art. Then followed three years at Hornsey College of Art in London where I obtained a Diploma in Art and Design. I then spent a post-graduate year at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I gained an Art Teacher?s Diploma and a Certificate in Education of the University of Bristol. I lived and worked in Truro for over 30 years and became one of Cornwall's most popular artists. My paintings have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and have been bought by collectors from all over the world. I have published 4 books which became local bestsellers - 'The Natural History of a Westcountry City', 'Margaret Merry's Cornish Garden Sketchbook', 'Sea & Sail' and 'Tidal Reaches'. In 2002 I moved to Spain and now live pn a small farmer the town of Alhabia in the Alpujarra Almeriense in the Province of Almeria. I now get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and its old cities, towns and villages which I usually capture in watercolour. I also enjoy portraiture and figurative art, particularly nudes and dancers. For these paintings I use artists' soft pastels. I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony - which have been published in the USA.
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