Streets of Granada, Spain

August 9, 2020 Granada, Spain

While Granada is most known for its stunning Alhambra palace and gardens, it is such a vast and vibrant city with an array of historic sights to see and cultural neighborhoods to explore. My mom and I stayed in an Airbnb in the downtown area. It was modern, very spacious, and had a balcony featuring an incredible, panoramic view of the city of Granada and the snow capped Sierra Nevada mountains in the distance, and all for a very reasonable price.

Aside from enjoying the funky shops and restaurants on the main streets, we spent hours exploring the winding and narrow Medieval Moorish streets of the historic Albaicín district and marveling at the colorful flowers and lemon trees growing along the white washed walls. Along with enjoying the elaborate Moorish architecture and admiring the traditional houses, the Albaicín offers expansive views of the Alhambra palace and the various districts of Granada. 

Before getting lost in the narrow streets of the Albaicín, however, we spent time popping into the various shops at the base of the hill. Each small store was crammed with all sorts of colorful glasses, beaded bags, glimmering lanterns hanging from the low ceilings, and other touristy tchotchkes. While we did purchase a couple of items, we mostly just browsed, as we knew that we would be overwhelmed by the opportunities for shopping in the medinas of Marrakesh in Morocco.

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