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“An amazing base!”
Review of Carrera del Darro

Carrera del Darro
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$90.04*
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The Alhambra and Palaces of the Albaicin
Ranked #11 of 226 things to do in Granada
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Our hotel was situated just off the Carrera del Darro so we walked it many times, sometimes en route elsewhere and sometimes just for its own sake, a historical journey, many sites, shops and places to eat and drink, busy and full of life, especially in the evenings

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Reviewed July 24, 2013

The only thing I didn't like so much was the taxis as they pushed their way up this street that was never made for cars. You had to hug the side of the road if you saw a taxi coming

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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.

1  Thank Michael R
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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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