The Albaizín is the old Arabic quarter located on the hill opposite the Alhambra. It is characterized by cobble stoned streets with white washed houses. There are many squares with terraces and places to laze about or grab a bite to eat. Get lost in its small, windy streets and get an idea of how life was in the past centuries. Mirador San Nicolas is right in the centre of the Albaizín. Go there to have a brilliant view of the Alhambra, and the snow of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Maybe you’ll get lucky and find some gypsies playing Flamenco and singing. Start by walking up from the hostel, leaving the Church of San Gregorio on your right.