“We are all wanderers on this earth. Our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams”

The sidewalks were all cobblestone or this decorative pattern
The sidewalks were all cobblestone or this decorative pattern
One of the streets in Sacromonte
One of the streets in Sacromonte

The night of my visit to Granada, I joined CR and KG, two ladies from my tour group, on a night tour of Sacromonte after the flamenco performance. We tried to get Hugo to come along with us, but he replied, “Real Madrid is playing,” and that was that. Getting up into the neighborhood was an adventure on its own – the bus driver was confident navigating the narrow streets but maybe too confident. He went crazy fast around hair-pin turns and down massive hills.

Sacromonte is part of the district in Granada called Albaicín. It’s the part of town where the Muslims were forced to flee after the Christian monarchs took back the city. The homes in Albaicín are carmens: a free-standing house surrounded by a garden behind a high wall or fence that gives the family privacy. You can also see amazing views of the Alhambra from San Nicolas Square. When we were there, it was lit beautifully at night.  Our little adventure in Sacromonte made for a late night but was worth it to see something a little bit off the beaten track.
San Nicolas Church
San Nicolas Church
One of the many carmens in this part of Granada
One of the many carmens in this part of Granada
Title quote: Gypsy (Roma) proverb
Another Sacromonte street
Another Sacromonte street
Sacromante is built into the hillside, so there are lots of staircases like this when you're wandering around the neighborhood
Sacromante is built into the hillside, so there are lots of staircases like this when you’re wandering around the neighborhood
The Alhambra, lit up at night
The Alhambra, lit up at night
The view of Granada from San Nicolas Square
The view of Granada from San Nicolas Square
Another street in Sacromonate
Another street in Sacromonate
The Muslims were expert at redirecting water for use. This is one of their original cisterns.
The Muslims were expert at redirecting water for use. This is one of their original cisterns.

2 thoughts on ““We are all wanderers on this earth. Our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams”

  1. Dan has a really great board game called “Alhambra” – we’ll have to play it next time you are over! Your pictures show that the game is pretty realistic!

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