Ciudad Alta is the barrio on the hill between Isleta (see previous posts) and Triana (next post). One day I walked through the neighbourhood towards the old town along Paseo Chil (the main artery). My map is here.
This is where the well-heeled locals reside now that Triana, once the poshest part of town, has become an outdoor architectural museum.
There are some fantastic homes up here but I stopped taking photos of them after getting being told off by a security man. In the UK you can take pictures just about anywhere you like when you’re outside but it might be different in Spain. Better safe than sorry anyway.
However, I did get a few snaps of the wonderful Neo-Mudejar monster that is the Hotel Santa Caterina www.barcelo.com. Next time I come back I’ll try and get to the hotel’s Michelin starred restaurant.
The hotel overlooks the lovely Doramas Park (at 227 León y Castillo) which was designed by the British in the 19th century.
It’s an oasis of tranquility with all kinds of exotic plants and flowers that I had never seen before.
There are a few whacky statues and water features dotted about as well.
By way of contrast I also came across this brutalist staircase which I adore. Beauty, as they say, is in the eye of the beholder.
The lovely neighbourhood of Triana next!