This ancient district lies just to the east of Granada's centre on a hill opposite the mighty Alhambra. The layout remains relatively unchanged since the Moors designed and constructed much of the area in the early medieval period.
The collection of narrow winding streets is best known for its artesan heritage. A broad variety of shops selling everything from the standard magnets and mugs depicting local sights to more authentic pieces of art and traditional clothing.
As well as the countless shops and stalls, this inviting neighbourhood will offer a broad range of cafés and restaurants which are particularly good for a spot of lunch as you wander around the streets. Here you will also be able to sample a variety of teas or smoke shisha. Note that as the shops shut in the evening, the area becomes considerably more quiet and desolate. Make sure you come down to the river Darro for some great battered seafood and a look at the cats which live in the vegetation on the river banks.
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