On a recent holiday in Spain, we spent a couple of days in Granada. Although the Alhambra is always referred to as a “must see”, we didn’t want to use up a significant fraction of our time there wandering around somewhere which, however stunning, was likely to be very hot and full of people.

Instead, we explored the city, making extensive use of the many tapas bars (it was very hot and we had to keep our liquid levels up). I was particularly taken by the Albaicin (Albayzin) area. It’s steep and full of incredibly narrow streets, which, amazingly, the bus fairly races down. It’s quite a hair-raising experience from inside the bus — it must be quite terrifying if you’re wandering up one of those streets only to see a bus hurtling towards you. I’ve definitely marked this area as somewhere to explore extensively should I ever return.

Anyway, the purpose of this post is to present my photographic impressions of Granada from the two days I spent there, so here they are: