Albayzin, Granada

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Become part of living history at Albayzin, the city’s old Moorish neighborhood, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1984. Nostalgic and quaint, the area retained most of the narrow winding streets and buildings of its medieval Moorish past. Situated on a hill above the city center and offering unobstructed views of the famous Alhambra, this ancient quarter allows visitors a chance to see and explore white-washed old buildings, Arabic shops and restaurants, and scenic gardens. Dating back to the 14th century, when it thrived as a self-contained regional center, the neighborhood is now a kind of open-air museum in which you could lose yourself for days. Highlights within the area include remains of an Arab bath complex, the city’s archaeological museum, and a Catholic church built on the remains of a Moorish mosque. Work out when and for how long to visit Albayzin and other Granada attractions using our handy Granada online road trip planner .
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  • It is one of the most picturesque districts of Granada, along with the Sacromonte. Several times we did travel from different places. It is also the district that originally settled and organized the Muslim families. It has its stigma there yet.
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  • The great popularity of the Alhambra Granada steals the show. This is understandable. But the Alhambra without the Albaycín, as Pearl without eyeglasses. Even if you are in Granada for just one day, then be sure to take this quarter of an hour. Can be reached by local bus, he goes to Plaza Nueva C31 line direct from the Alhambra C32. And here is to descend on foot, preferably through the narrow streets, between karmenami (nazyvauju Manor in the Albaycín).
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  • The Albaicín or Albayzin is a neighbourhood of Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, situated on a small hill facing the Alhambra. is full of "cármenes" or white villas with high fences and an interior courtyard. It has a lattice Muslim maintains the urban fabric of the Nasrid period, with narrow streets, in an intricate network that stretches from the upper part (Mirador de San Nicolás) to the course of the river Darro and calle Elvira, in Plaza Nueva. In the Albaicin there are many beautiful tea houses and also - near the Elvira Street - pretty good Moroccan food restaurants and gift shops.
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