Saturday, September 3, 2011

Visita al Albaicin y Sacromonte

For part of our program, they scheduled a "field trip" of sorts where we walked through the Albaicin and up to the top of Sacromonte (Sacred Mountain).  These are areas of Granada which contain a lot of the oldest buildings in the city and in Spain so it's amazing.  Nowadays, they are where many of the gitanos (gypsies) live so it's also different to see these parts of town.  It was amazing to get out of the lower parts of the city because it's hard to see very much around you.  When we got to the top of Sacramonte we had an amazing view of the Alhambra (which can be seen in the second picture) and the rest of the city which was beautiful.  I felt a little awkward being in such a big group just because I felt like we were invading these quiet gypsy neighborhoods but it was still one of the coolest experiences I've had here so far.  I definitely plan on going up there on multiple occasions throughout this year.

1 comment:

  1. What fantastic pictures!

    Interesting comment on the gypsies. Do they speak the same language as the main population?

    It will be interesting to read in future posts about any language discoveries you make. I bet you'll learn local slang.