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As the Albaicín in on a hill the best thing to do is start at the top and walk down.

The  highest place that the Albayzin minibus bus goes to is the Salvador Church.

The other day I did a walk through the Albayzin with some visitors and recorded the route on my PDA.

I actually started off at the free car park opposite the Merendero Granja on the Carretera de Murcia
but you could just as well get the bus up from Plaza Nueva to the Salvador Church and then walk up to to the
Mirador de San Cristobal which is the starting point.

You can see the route with some photos on this page.

The route is the following:

Mirador de San Cristobal
Iglesia San Bartolome
Plaza Larga
Mirador de San Nicolas
San Miguel Bajo
Plaza Carvajales
Calle Beso
La Catedral
Plaza Bib Rambla
Plaza Nueva.

I got on the bus at this point to go back up the hill
but you could continue walking or stay on the bus to see.

El Rio Darro
Paseo de los Tristes
Cuesta Chapiz
Peso de Harina
(you could do a detour here to Sacromonte)
Iglesia de San Salvador
Plaza de Fatima
Calle Pages

Lunch at the Merendero la Granja.


What to do in Granada / What is a good route for a walking tour of the Albaicín?
« Last post by Ashley on March 01, 2011, 03:32:30 AM »
I can walk OK but I don't like walking uphill too much.

Which is the best route through the Albacín which will go through the main points of interest?
Miscellaneous / Re: Which is the best Spanish mobile phone company?
« Last post by granadaexpert on March 01, 2011, 03:17:34 AM »
I have had extensive experience of Vodafone  and Movistar.

Both companies are very bad and I could bore you with long horror stories.

Movistar are not as bad as vodafone.
With movistar you can eventually speak to a reasonable human being after hours of being passed around who will rectify the situation and maybe give you half the money back that they have ripped you off.

I unfortunately had to be signed up to vodafone because they were the only company with 3G in my area.
After a whole series of attrocious rip offs and terrible customer service the final straw was that they started charging me 15 euros a month extra for windows mobile profesional which I never solicited and could never even use because I use Android. After several faxes and hours on the phone I finally decided to get rid of vodafone. Of course they will ignore my attempts to end the contract and still try to keep charging me  and in a couple of months the threatening letters and phone calls will begin again.  
Vodafone have gone to such low depths of service that only a masochist wishing to be abused and humiliated would ever use them.

I have used Yoigo for a couple of years to get internet on my HTC desire and have had no problem with them.

I would recommend that you go to a yoigo shop and get a pay as you go phone (pre-pago)

They currently have an offer of a simple phone with 5 euros of credit for 33 euros.
Their calling rates are good too.

Miscellaneous / Which is the best Spanish mobile phone company?
« Last post by Susan Duende on March 01, 2011, 02:43:29 AM »
I am going to be in Granada for sevral months and I would like to know which is the best mobile phone company in Spain.
Almuñecar / Good walks around Almuñecar
« Last post by walker on February 06, 2011, 02:48:41 PM »
I have just discovered a good site for converting a gps trail into a google route map with info.

This one is a walk above Itrabo
Click here for more info.

Nerja / Good walks around Nerja
« Last post by granadaexpert on February 06, 2011, 02:20:32 PM »
I have just discovered a good site for converting a gps trail into a google route map with info.

This is an excellent walk starting off from Maro.  You can park in the car park or in the parking spaces next to the solar power shop. First of all go under the motorway and then start climbing up. The path follows the dried river bed for the first part of the walk.  After a while you have to turn off the river bed and take a path to the right. This turn is marked with a lot of stones placed across the path. After the turn the walk the gets quite steep for a while.  There is an abandoned house at the top with great views. The threshing circle is a good place to have sandwiches. The rest of the walk is a pleasant downhill stroll.  At the bottom you get to the Cueves de Nerja (which is an underground cave labyrinth open to the public) To get back to Maro you can take the footbridge across the mortorway. Go through the car park of the caves and you will find the bridge. After the walk there is a pleasant bar to have a drink opposite the ruined church.

Click here to see map and other info.

Miscellaneous / Re: National Andalucia Day
« Last post by John on January 31, 2011, 03:04:21 AM »
The Día de Andalucía ("Day of Andalusia" or "Andalusia Day") is celebrated February 28 and commemorates the February 28, 1980 referendum on the Statute of Autonomy of Andalusia, in which the Andalusian electorate voted for the statute that made Andalusia an autonomous community of Spain.

In some cities, especially in the Malaga area, schools are closed for a Semana Cultural ("cultural week"), also known as Semana Blanca.

Don't expect discount prices in hotels around the 28th because there is high demand. In January and February there are currently very low prices in Hotels but not on this weekend.
Miscellaneous / National Andalucia Day
« Last post by Izzy on January 30, 2011, 02:55:01 PM »
I'll be in Granada from 24th Feb. up to beginning of March. I heard that the 28th Feb. is the National Andalucia Day. Has anybody heard if there are any fiestas or commemorations during this day? I ask because the hotel wants to charge me more for certain days in February. Is this correct? Thanks
Accommodation / Re: Backpackers Hostal in Granada
« Last post by granadaexpert on January 16, 2011, 06:46:17 AM »
Backpackers Hostels offer dormitory accomodation with a locker to put your possessions.
They normaly have a comunal kitchen which you can use to cook your own food.
They usually have free wifi, most of the guests are under 25.
The price is normally around 17 euros per person per night.

Here are the main ones in Granada

Oasis backpackers hostel in Granada center

Makuto Guest House Granada

White Nest Hostel Granada

Funky Backpackers Hostel - Granada
Seems to have very bad reviews and I can't find its own website.


There is a list of cheap hostals and pensiones here
Click here for Cheap hostals and pensiones in Granada/url]

Accommodation / Backpackers Hostal in Granada
« Last post by charlotte on January 16, 2011, 06:07:17 AM »
I'm looking for a hostel to stay in  Granada and the White Nest which was recommended by a friend is fully booked.
Are there any others that are still nice and around the 17 Euros?

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