Not quite as steep as some of the roads in the older quarter of Granada. Very busy with pedestrians and road traffic; only taxis and the mini electric buses can use this road but as it is very narrow in places you do sometimes have to get out of the way quickly.
There are lovely views of the Alhambra towering over the river and the road. If you get tired you can walk it one way and get the electric bus the other, 0.70c per trip, these run from 9.00 until 21.00, around every 10 minutes depending on how many times they stop to pick up or drop off passengers or dodge taxis or buses coming the other way. Well worth it for the atmosphere, the locals use these buses and are friendly, vibrant, excitable and loud! Conversations were being held in the bus, between the buses and pedestrians on the street as we travelled down the hill.
The road at the bottom, from Plaza Nueva, has some touristy shops, as you get further up the hill, past the convents; the road opens up into a tree lined boulevard with tables for the bars and restaurants across the road. The two we tried while here were reasonably priced for such a touristy area and the menus and prices are clearly displayed. This is the area with the most imposing views of the Alhambra and the river. Sit and have a drink or a meal and enjoy the views, the atmosphere and the buskers by the river (generally very good). This end of the road is actually called Paseo de los Tristes, so called as the funeral processions all used to pass this way.
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