On the hillside opposite the Alhambra is
the ancient and charming Moorish barrio, the Albaicín.
From here one has a fabulous view of the Alambra and in the distance,
of Granada's second great attraction, the Sierra Nevada. Only
thirty miles away the sierras snowcapped peaks rise to three and
a half thousand meters providing opportunities for trekking, horseback
riding and in wintertime, skiing.