You could easily take the number 31 bus to this amazing old Muslim area of Granada. However, Granada and the Albaicin is best seen by walking. You will want to experience the old river-rock winding alleys up to the Mirador San Nicholas. Be forewarned that the uphill trek on narrow cobblestone roads may be difficult for some, but as you keep ascending the hill, you cannot help but wonder what lies around the next corner. It is a labyrinth of many restaurants, teterias (tea houses), free tapas cafes, hookah and souvenir shops selling Arabian slippers, jewelry and scarfs. Even though you will be tempted, try not to turn around and look on your way to the top. Waiting until you reach the square outside of the Church of San Nicolas will be well worth it. Once you reach the lookout, you will be amazed at the spectacular views of of the Sierra Nevada mountains and the Alhambra from over the Albaicin rooftops and through the Darro river valley. There are numerous routes to the mirador, but once there you will encounter many people who are also there to enjoy the view from the short stone wall or from nearby cafes and bars. I believe that it is best to get to the top before sunset to see both the view by daylight and also at night when the Alhambra is illuminated. One key point, be careful on your downward walk. I encountered no problems, however, always be on the lookout for pickpockets. Some people may opt for a cab ride down as there are a few waiting outside the square.
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