Paseo de los Tristes (The Promenade of the Sad), Granada

Paseo de los Tristes (The Promenade of the Sad), Granada (must see)

Officially, the real name of Paseo de las Tristes is Paseo del Padre Manjon. The paseo was at one time a route for funeral processions. "Tristes" in Spanish can mean "sorrows." The paseo is easy to reach with the city's hop-on hop-off train or try a bus. When the weather is mild and clear the path is often crowded, especially at sunset.

The promenade is a pleasant walk bordered by the River Darro and some finer restaurants. There are stunning views of the Alhambra against the skyline. There is a flamenco venue (of course!) and tourist shops galore. The ancient cobblestone streets recall the medieval era.

The paseo leads to the San Jose cemetery, across the river and above the Alhambra. It was a long trip on foot for mourners. They must have stopped here, in this pleasant place to say their farewells. Today there is a spacious terrace with umbrellas from which to contemplate sunset views and have a drink and let go of the "sorrows".

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Paseo de los Tristes (The Promenade of the Sad) on Map

Sight Name: Paseo de los Tristes (The Promenade of the Sad)
Sight Location: Granada, Spain (See walking tours in Granada)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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