I’ve decided to dedicate a post solely showing the streets of Granada because these streets alone hold the charm that make up the essence of Granada.
There is always something to behold at every corner, in every alleyway. Granada’s city centre is made up of little pathways enclosed by old houses like the ones above. Usually I’m for large, vast spaces, but it is such fun meandering through and getting lost in them, and then finding nice little spots like the above pictures- a burst of pink somewhere, a touch of blue in another.
Below shows the neighbourhood that is away from the touristic centre, where the locals reside. Almost similar to a modern metropolis, and a completely different world compared to the historic centre. The first marked difference is the buildings that at least 5 floors high. A very obvious second difference is the concrete-paved roads as contrasted with cobblestoned streets.
The Sacromonte, as above, is a neighbourhood that was founded in 1600 on the hill of Valparaiso outside the old city, is built over catacombs. Therefore, lots of slopes to climb. Shops that are built on it are built in the form of terraces, a very interesting sight!
Walking along El Albayzin, a district of Granada that is in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain, Their narrow winding streets of its Medieval Moorish past and white walls with brown roofs is a signature of this beautiful district.
Flamenco Dance is a popular show to catch when you’re there. Fortunately, we caught some dancers busking on the streets! Old as they may look, all the stamping and clapping reverberates with energy!
There is nothing that captures the truest essence of Granada more than being on the streets of Granada. But of course, the streets are not all there is to Granada. The tapas, their famous Alhambra and Generalife are also some of the top attractions people all over the world come here for. Two Scots Abroad shares more on the 10 things you can do in Granada on a budget!
3 April 2015, Fri – 5 April 2015, Sun