Granada

Granada

Route: Granada

Area: Spain, Andalusia

Date of walk: 19th March 2019

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 5.0 miles

Ascent: 700 feet

Weather: Sun and blue skies, very warm

Earlier this week we’d visited the ancient Moorish cities of Seville and Cordoba.  Today it was time to travel to the third and last on our agenda – Granada

We took a train and bus from Cordoba and checked into the Hotel Casa Morisca which is superbly situated in the heart of the old part of Granada

We had sufficient time for a short afternoon walk, so we set off to explore the Albaicín and Sacromonte areas recommended to us by our travel company Inntravel. The first part of our route took us uphill to join a cobbled lane in the Sacromonte quarter, famous for its gypsy population and flamenco artists. Along the way there were occasional views across to the Alhambra, the best of which was from the Mirador of San Nicolás – a famous vantage point from which countless photos have been taken.  I can now include some of mine among them, no points for originality but it’s impossible to resist taking a snap from here

We gradually worked our way through the Albaicín quarter, which retains the narrow winding streets of its medieval Moorish past. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1984, along with the Alhambra. The route took us downhill along more old cobbled streets lined with interesting small shops. This brought us to the Plaza Nueva, and from here it was a short stroll back to our hotel to end a great little walk

The number one attraction of Granada is the world famous Alhambra Palace and Fortress. There’s so much to see here that it merits a page of its own – see tomorrow’s walk

As with the other city walks on this trip, I’ve not shown our route on the Maps Page as there are infinite possible variations, along with diversions to nearby places of interest. The map does however contain markers with photos showing where they were taken

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