We have just returned from spending a couple of nights in Granada. Here are some photos, taken by Digby, most of which are of the Albaicin and Sacromonte. The first photo is of the Alhambra from Sacromonte. It is not possible to take this view with a normal camera as it is seen through a wire fence but Digby managed to place the lens on his iPhone against a hole in the fence.
This is San Gregorio, a church near the bottom of the Albaicin.
Below San Gregorio is this bustling street of oriental and Arabic shops and tea rooms.
This is typical of one of these shops with its colourful lanterns and clothes.
Near the top of the Albaicin is Calle Aguas de Albaicin which is typical of the narrow streets.
Here is another photo of this pretty street which has many little cafes and shops
This street opens out on to the busy little square, Plaza Larga.
Here is the church, San Bartolomé, at the top of the Albaicin with me in the foreground.
The Rio Darro runs along the bottom of the Albaicin. This photo, taken in the evening, is of the rio from the Plaza Nueva.
Looking in the opposite direction along the Carretera del Darro, back towards the Plaza Nueva, this photo was taken in the morning.
The Carretera del Darro is lined with beautiful old buildings.
The trees here cast their shadows over the cobbles in the spring sunshine.
At the end of the Carretera del Darro is the Paseo Padre Manjón. This photo was taken from here looking back along the Rio Darro.
On the opposite bank, below the Alhambra, is this beautiful old building.
At the end of the Paseo the road turns up the Cuesta Chapiz towards Sacromonte.
Here is the edge of the city and this view is of the mountains and countryside above Granada.
From Sacromonte there are good views of the Alhambra and quiet corners to relax in.
This is the old gypsy quarter and there are many cave dwellings here. This is a photo of the patio in front of one.
Digby took these two photos of the interior of a cave.
A typical Sacromonte facade
Flower pots adorn the walls.
Cats sit on the walls in the sunshine.
Back down in the city from the Plaza Nueva you can walk up to the Alhambra along the Cuesta Gomérez.
At the top of the street you can look back down to the city through the Puerta de las Granadas.
We hope you enjoy these photos of Granada. They were all taken with an iPhone and the file size reduced so they can be quicker to view but the quality is not bad.