Sunday, January 8, 2012

Granada - Carrera del Darro

Robert Bovington 

The Carrera del Darro is a picturesque street that runs from the Plaza Santa Ana to the Paseo de los Tristes. 
It is presumably called the Carrera del Darro because the River Darro runs alongside. 
In Roman times the river was called aurus meaning 'River of Gold' - in those days panners made meager living searching for the precious mineral in the riverbed. 
Several name changes later it became the Río Darro.

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