We decided to spend our last day in Granada visiting nearby towns. The first thing we did was go to breakfast at the famous Isla patisserie where the pioneers were invented in the town of Santa Fe. The pionono is a drunk sponge cake rolled with cream inside and burned cream crowning it. The truth is that it is great although it packs a little. Before eating the pionono we ate some toast with tomato and oil that were of death. Look that I am from the land of pa amb tomàquet, but those I think are the best toast I've eaten. It will be because tomatoes are freshly picked and have not gone through cold stores.
With a full stomach and after talking about what to visit, we got into the car and went to the Alpujarra. The Alpujarra is located in the middle of the Granada mountains and to access the beautiful villages in it you have to go along a road full of curves, ups and downs. The first town we visited was Lanjarón, famous for its spa and mineral water. Like any spa, in order to enjoy its services it is necessary to first go through a medical visit. Since this was not our intention, we were waiting to drink water from the spring. The curious thing is that in order to do so you have to pay 1 euro and wait for certain hours when two nurses come down and they give you the water of one of the two springs from which you can drink without a prescription. The truth is that it is quite curious to drink sparkling water from a source. There were two types of water, one lighter and one with more iron, and the one with iron tasted like you were sucking a beam. The latter, although healthier for those with anemia, was harder to swallow.In the town of Lanjarón there is a tourist office where you can find maps of the area. There we asked them which towns they recommended to visit nearby and recommended Pampaneira and Capileira. The road with the heat and the curves became long and in the end we were visiting only Pampaneira.Pampaneira is a town with white houses and colorful flowers adorning the balconies. It is very beautiful, picturesque and touristy and therefore also a bit expensive. There we stopped to eat a typical Alpujarra dish in one of the restaurants. The alpujarreño dish consists of slices of ham, sausage, blood sausage and potatoes to the poor. It is very good but the truth is that it is quite blunt. After eating and visiting the town we returned to Granada to finish the afternoon there and go to watch the sunset from the Albaicín, considered one of the most beautiful in the world.
Granada is a magical place, with good food and incredible people, although it may have become too touristy.