Last weekend, I spent the day exploring old Granada. For those of you who do not know, I live in Granada, Spain. I’m an American and I moved there to teach English. And I must say, I absolutely love it in Granada. Some days I catch myself taking it for granted. Then I walk to meet a friend for a coffee and am stunned by my surroundings. I live in one of the prettiest cities in all of Spain. It is simply amazing.
Last weekend, I teamed up with a friend of mine in Granada who volunteered to do my hair, makeup and take my photos (thanks Kat!). Friends like that are the best! Kat lives in the historic area of Calle Elvira.
The story of Calle Elvira
This is the part of Granada that you’ll find on the Internet when you google it. It’s the part to get lost in, wandering from shop to shop to bar to restaurant. At times I’m of course a tad jealous that Kat got an amazing apartment on that street. You can find some Trip Advisor recommendations here.
Calle Elvira starts with the historic Puerta de Elvira and ends with Plaza Nueva. The puerto is an old part of the city that dates back to when it was Muslim-ruled. You can transport yourself back in time in a way as you wander through the streets.
I actually borrowed this dress from Kat because as she joked, we’re all living the one suitcase life over here in Spain. While I have done some shopping and made some additions to my wardrobe here, it’s definitely not like it was back in the states. I love dresses and am always open to trying new ones. So this one was perfect and also very comfortable.
I paired the look with my brown booties and peacoat because it’s still a tad cold in Southern Spain these days. This dress would also be perfect for a nice Spring or Summer day.
Exploring old Granda
The streets surrounding Calle Elvira are also very beautiful. We shot these photos in the early afternoon around 2 or 3 p.m. It felt as though we were chasing the afternoon light. It was fun to roam around looking for cool backdrops and historic spots.
Do you like to get lost and just wander when you travel?
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