A walk down Granada's Paseo de los Tristes is an essential, if not quite unmissable, part of your Granada experience. This riverside stretch of narrow road cuts between the canyon that separates the Alhambra fortress from the Albaicín neighborhood, and it also leads you to the famous cave-laced, flamenco-filled hillside area called the Sacromonte. At one time, it also served as the route for funeral processions as they made their way to the cemetery – hence the route’s name, which means "Promenade of the Sad."
But it's not just an area for simply passing through; this is also the perfect spot to stop and take in close-up exterior views of the Alhambra, even better enjoyed by grabbing a drink or bite to eat at one of the many outdoor restaurant terraces. Once you’ve had your fill of the wide, plaza-like walkway and its views, you can easily move on to the aforementioned destinations, including the Sacromonte and Albaicín neighborhoods, as well as the nearby Hammam Al Andalus Arab baths.
Paseo de los Tristes is a convenient stop, as it sits amidst some of the city’s top sights. That said, you can get there even more easily via the Granada hop-on hop-off train. And though none of the city’s public buses stop here, some do stop in Plaza Nueva, which is just a short walk away.