What to see in Granada
Considered the most beautiful street of the many in Granada, the Carrera del Darro travels between the Alhambra and the Albaicin Quarter, bordering the Darro river and connecting with the popular Paseo de los Tristes.
The origins of the Carrera de Darro are lost in the mists of time. The original settlers called the river by the name of Aurus, and it extended along countless bridges and secondary streets during the Nasrid, Medieval and reconquest times.
Much of the charm of Carrera del Darro is due to the fact that it was a perfect meeting place for artists, architects and creators. Nowadays, it is frequently visited by tourists and couples.
Over the centuries, it became one of the most popular walks in Granada and one of the best preserved in the city. Its original cobblestone structure still survives, as do the Espinosa Bridge and the Cabrera Bridge, both originating from the 17th century and made with stone and brick.
The views offered by the Carrera del Darro of the Sabika hill where the Alhambra is located are worth contemplating for their exoticism, mystery and beautiful vegetation.
Other places that can be seen from the Carrera del Darro are the famous towers that make up the Alcazaba. Among them are the Cubo Tower, the Vela Tower and, farther on, almost on the Paseo de los Tristes, the popular Comares Tower. It is part of the Nasrid Palaces and is the highest in the entire Alhambra.