Today, when I visited Granada, I took a stroll around the Albaycin, the old Moorish quarter on the hill opposite the Alhambra. Most tours around the Albaycin begin and end at the beautiful square, Plaza Nueva. This is what it looked like this morning.
I started my walk by climbing Calle San Gregorio.
Along this route there seem to be countless little bars tucked away in corners and nearly always with a view of the Alhambra.
The buildings of the Albaycin have either been beautifully restored, are in a state of partial decay or in ruin. The buildings in this little placeta are typical.
On Wednesdays there is a small market in the Plaza Larga at the top of the Albaycin. Although it has been a beautiful day it is a good deal cooler in Granada than where we live on the coast in Las Negras. You can tell this from the people’s clothing in the photos.
As usual most tourists were to be found at the Mirador San Nicolas admiring the stunning view of the Sierra Nevada and Alhambra Palace ….
…. and as usual the tourists were being entertained by a pair of buskers.
For a more peaceful setting there are also great views from the garden of the nearby mosque. No busking here!
The Albaycin is a maize of cobbled, narrow streets and quaint old buildings. This is one which I walked down on my way back to the Plaza Nueva.
We hope you like the photos. The low winter sun creating long shadows did not make it easy for photography.