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“One of the easier walks in Grandad”
Review of Carrera del Darro

Carrera del Darro
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The Alhambra and Palaces of the Albaicin
Ranked #11 of 225 things to do in Granada
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 30, 2013

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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Reviewed June 22, 2013

It is only walking this street at the base of the Alhambra - starting from the Plaza Nueva - that you can begin to appreciate how overpowering and seemingly indestructible the fortress of the Alhambra was. The street is charming and near the end are a number of cafes to refresh yourself.

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

a busy street with many shops and a "hop on hop off" bus which will give you a tour of Granada and very reasonably priced.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Spectacular walk full of charm and scenery, lovely little shops filled with artisan products. Very clean and well kept.

1  Thank danny C
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

I stayed just off the Carrera del Darro and it made me feel like I was in the heart of the city.
It's a busy street from Plaza Nueva and leading to a nice area situated under the Alhambra. On one side of the road are historic buildings and on the other lots of shops and bars. The shops offer souvenirs, jewellery and ethnic goods and there are good beers and food to be found in the bars. The park area under the Alhambra is great to sit and people watch and quite romantic at night.
A very busy street for both vehicles and people. The street is quite narrow, and the drivers are quite forward so keep an eye on your toes!

Thank BlueDakota23
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