Granada – The Albaicin and Sacromonte

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The Alhambra from Sacromonte

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.

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San Gregorio

This is San Gregorio, a church near the bottom of the Albaicin.

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Below San Gregorio

Below San Gregorio is this bustling street of oriental and Arabic shops and tea rooms.

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Shop in the Albaicin

This is typical of one of these shops with its colourful lanterns and clothes.

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Calle Aguas de Albaicin

Near the top of the Albaicin is Calle Aguas de Albaicin which is typical of the narrow streets.

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Calle Aguas de Albaicin

Here is another photo of this pretty street which has many little cafes and shops

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Plaza Larga

This street opens out on to the busy little square, Plaza Larga.

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San Bartolomé

Here is the church, San Bartolomé, at the top of the Albaicin with me in the foreground.

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The Rio Darro from the Plaza Nueva

The Rio Darro runs along the bottom of the Albaicin. This photo, taken in the evening, is of the rio from the Plaza Nueva.

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From the Carretera del Darro towards 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.

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Carretera del Darro

The Carretera del Darro is lined with beautiful old buildings.

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Carretera del Darro

The trees here cast their shadows over the cobbles in the spring sunshine.

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Buildings alongside the Rio Darro

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.

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Building above the Darro

On the opposite bank, below the Alhambra, is this beautiful old building.

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Cuesta Chapiz

At the end of the Paseo the road turns up the Cuesta Chapiz towards Sacromonte.

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The countryside from Granada

Here is the edge of the city and this view is of the mountains  and countryside above Granada.

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The Alhambra from Sacromonte

From Sacromonte there are good views of the Alhambra and quiet corners to relax in.

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In front of a cave

This is the old gypsy quarter and there are many cave dwellings here. This is a photo of the patio in front of one.

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Cave interior

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Cave interior

Digby took these two photos of the interior of a cave.

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Typical Sacromonte dwelling

A typical Sacromonte facade

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Flower pots

Flower pots adorn the walls.

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Sacromonte cat with the Alhambra behind

Cats sit on the walls in the sunshine.

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Cuesta Gomérez

Back down in the city from the Plaza Nueva you can walk up to the Alhambra along the Cuesta Gomérez.

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Puerta de las Granada

At the top of the street you can look back down to the city through the Puerta de las Granadas.

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Sacromonte cat

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.

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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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2 Responses to Granada – The Albaicin and Sacromonte

  1. June says:

    As always, beautiful photos – many thanks! June

  2. Davina says:

    Beautiful photos ! Made me go and look for flights to Granada and book a short break, Davina x

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