5 Things to know before visiting Paseo de los Tristes in Granada

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How many times have you heard about the Paseo de los Tristes in Granada? This corner is not only magical, but it is also one of the most popular and essential places to visit in the city.

Every day hundreds of people, locals or tourists, walk through here, and in addition to offering you a pleasant walk, this famous street that continues perennial in time, also invites you to visit some of the places of interest that are found here.

And of course, you will not lack bars, restaurants, accommodation and leisure.

Do you want to see everything you need to know about the Paseo de los Tristes in Granada?

All you need to know about Paseo de los Tristes in Granada

Why is it called “Paseo de los Tristes”?

It is really called Carrera del Darro, although because for decades the deceased were said goodbye on this street and even the cemetery, it was popularly called Paseo de los Tristes, and that is how it is known today.

It is the most emblematic street in the Albaicín and probably in all of Granada. In addition to skirting the Darro River and crossing it with several historical bridges, it also offers magnificent views of the Alhambra all the way.

This cobbled and pedestrian street (except authorized), has numerous bars, accommodation, shops … Therefore, it offers a unique and singular atmosphere. Nothing to do with sadness!

If you come to visit it, we strongly recommend that you read the following information:

1.Where is it?

To begin with, the Paseo de los Tristes is located in the Albaicín neighborhood of Granada, probably the most beautiful and most particular of the capital, also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. So now you can get an idea!

And, without a doubt, the Paseo de los Tristes de Granada is one of the best things to see in the Albaicín.

Its location is privileged, situated right under the Alhambra, bordering the Darro River and practically in the center of the city. For this and for many other reasons, it invites without a doubt, to include it in your route through Granada.

2.How to get to Paseo de los Tristes

As it is located in the heart of the city, to access here you have several options:

  • On foot: it is the best way, especially if you come taking a walk from the historic center of Granada. Once you enter the street, you must walk around it, as it is pedestrianized. From one end to the other it can take about 15-20 minutes to stroll quietly.
  • By bus: the minibuses that arrive at Paseo de los Tristes are the C31, C32 and C34. On the other hand, you could also take a bus to Gran Vía and walk 5 minutes, as it is not far.
  • With a private vehicle: access from the city center and from said Paseo de los Tristes is only allowed for taxis and buses, so if you want to leave your car as close as possible, you can make use of the public car parks in San Agustín, Victoria or Puerta Real.
  • By taxi: there are taxi ranks both at the beginning and at the end of the Carrera del Darro or Paseo de los Tristes de Granada, so if you don’t mind paying a little more, you can get here by taxi.

3.Things to do in Paseo de los Tristes

It is advisable to walk the entire street, from Plaza Nueva to the end square, where the Paseo de los Tristes fountain is located, one of the most romantic places in Granada and where you can see the Alhambra in a privileged way.

And what will you find on your walk through the Carrera del Darro de Granada?

Starting from Plaza Nueva, these are the points of interest on the Paseo de los Tristes in Granada:

San Gil and Santa Ana Church

This church located in Plaza Nueva, is considered the beginning of the Paseo de los Tristes. It is a Site of Cultural Interest and is part of the set of Mudejar churches in the city.

Bridges

Along the entire Carrera del Río Darro there are some historical bridges worthy of including in some of your photographs, such as Puente de Cabrera, Puente de Espinosa, Puente de las Chirimías, Puente del Aljibillo or Puente del Cadi.

The Bañuelo

It is an Arab bath from the Ziri period, 11th century, declared an Asset of Cultural Interest and which in its time was known as the Nogal Bath. It is the only original Arab bath that can be visited of the three that are preserved in the Albaicín, and it is also in good condition.

Santa Catalina de Siena (Zafra) Convent

It was founded in 1520 by Hernando de Zafra, secretary of the Catholic Monarchs. It has a Renaissance façade, a Mudejar-style church renovated after the fire in 1678 and several patios that come from the Moorish houses that were donated for its construction. The convent is open to the public for your visit, and you can also buy typical sweets.

Castril House

This house was built on the foundations of an Arab palace, and houses the Archaeological Museum of Granada, one of the oldest in Spain (1879). The building also keeps the legend of Hernando de Zafra and his daughter Elvira, who was locked in her room, after dishonoring her father and dying of being poisoned.

San Pedro and San Pablo Church

Of Mudejar and Renaissance style, it stands on the remains of the old Bath Mosque and was designed by the architect Juan de Maeda. Inside, the great Mudejar armor stands out.

House of the Chirimías

It is located next to the Puente de las Chirimías and was a viewpoint where the musicians performed and the personalities of the moment contemplated the celebrations of the Paseo de los Tristes. The shawm was a musical instrument that was a direct ancestor of the oboe.

“Reuma” Hotel

It is a 20th century building that stands alone on the side of Paseo de los Tristes. At the time it was the Hotel Bosque de la Alhambra, but it closed shortly after due to the discomfort of shady and humidity that exists in this area. Since its closure, it has been the subject of numerous stories and myths about ghosts.

Andrés Manjón Monuments

Small sculpture with the bust of Andrés Manjón y Manjón (1846-1923), priest, pedagogue and founder canonist of the Ave María Schools originally dedicated to elementary education for marginalized children.

Cuesta de los Chinos

Right at the end of the Paseo de los Tristes you will find the Cuesta de los Chinos on your right. It is one of the historical entrances to the Alhambra, from the medieval Muslim city. You can walk through here until you reach the site of the monument.

Albaicín

Finally, as it is located in a privileged environment, from the same Calle del Paseo de los Tristes you can start a route through the Albaicín neighborhood of Granada, through the many narrow streets that go up here, or through one of the main streets , the Cuesta del Chapiz, just at the end of this walk.

When you go to visit any place of historical interest on the Paseo de los Tristes, we advise you to check the visiting hours, as they may vary according to the season. However, the simple fact of walking through the atmosphere of this street is already an activity!

On the other hand, we also advise you to visit the Paseo de los Tristes de Granada at night, because the magic and charm are even greater ?

4.Where to eat in Paseo de los Tristes Granada

Nothing like completing your route with a good plate of food and a good Alhambra beer.

And, where to eat and have tapas on the Paseo de los Tristes in Granada?

Sign up for the following places to eat, have tapas, have a drink or a coffee:

  • La Cueva de 1900 (€€ – €€€ Bar, Mediterranean, European)
  • Restaurante El Aljibe 1644 (€€€€ Mediterranean, European, Spanish)
  • Negro Carbón Albayzín (€€ – €€€ Meat Restaurant, Mediterranean, European)
  • Huerto del Loro (€€ – €€€ bar)
  • Minotauro (€ Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish)
  • Oteiza Coffe Shine (€ vegetarian and vegan cafeteria)
  • La Tabernilla del Darro (€€ – €€€ Mediterranean, European, Spanish)
  • Ras Café Bar (€ Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish)
  • Restaurante Ruta del Azafrán (€€ – €€€ International, Mediterranean, European)
  • Rabo de Nube (€€ – €€€ Mediterranean, European, Spanish)
  • Restaurante Casa 1899 (€ Bar, restaurant)

5.Accommodations in Paseo de los Tristes

Staying in one of the most picturesque streets in our country, without a doubt, has a special charm.

Historic buildings, typical Andalusian patios, Andalusian decoration… Here are some of the best hotels in Granada.

Of course, keep in mind that this street and many of those that access it is pedestrian, so you should leave your vehicle in another area of ​​Granada and get here by taxi, bus or walking.

So, where to stay on Paseo de los Tristes?

Take note of the following accommodations to see which one best suits your preferences:

  • Hotel Casa 1800
  • Apartamentos Casa Miravalle Darro
  • Casa del Capitel Nazarí
  • Hotel Rosa de Oro
  • Hotel El Ladrón de Agua
  • Hotel Shine Albayzín
  • Nazarí House (Apartamento)
  • BIBO Oro del Darro

In addition, in the nearby streets of the Albaicín you can find many other charming accommodations for all budgets.


Visiting the Paseo de los Tristes de Granada is a must and one of the tourist interest places you shouldn’ t miss. It doesn’t matter if you already know it, because walking around here means to recharge yourself with energy.


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