Photo: Alhambra view

View looking south from the Calle de San Nicolas by the Iglesia de San Nicholas in the Albaycin of Granada. This is the usual viewing point for the Alhambra – it’s one of the few places in Granada where you can get high enough to get a decent perspective across the small valley at the northern foot of the Alhambra.

Visitor note: buy your tickets in advance – don’t go on the day and hope tickets will be available. Hope is not a good strategy.