As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, we now live in the Albaicín neighborhood of Granada, Spain. It is an old Mooresh barrio and UNESCO World Heritage site that is probably best known as being on an opposite hill with tremendous views of the Alhambra palace. The photo above is from one of its many miradors (viewpoints).
Living in this neighborhood is very unique since it is not only situated on a hill, but is quite sizeable and only has a couple of driveable (read: one-way) streets that are barely passable by cars and modified, short city buses. The rest of the ‘hood is made up of a maze of narrow alleyways. The only sort of combustible engines we hear are from the periodic scooter and driver that dare make their way through the narrow, staired walkways. This usually ends up being Domino’s or Telepizza delivery drivers.
Below is a video that my wife and kids put together to give you a feel for what it is like descending the neighborhood down into the city center. The end of the journey is through a heavily influenced Moroccan street of men selling their northern African-themed wares. We like to refer to it as Diagon Alley since we’re knee-deep in the Harry Potter book series.