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Albayzin, Granada

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Must see · World heritage site · Historic Walking Area · Neighborhood
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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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  • We loved walking around this area although it is an uphill climb and then a lot of walking down slippery slopes. This neighborhood is full of beautiful houses 
    We loved walking around this area although it is an uphill climb and then a lot of walking down slippery slopes. This neighborhood is full of beautiful houses  more »
  • Narrow winding streets filled with vendors. A fascinating way to spend a couple of hours. There are a few good restaurants there too. 
    Narrow winding streets filled with vendors. A fascinating way to spend a couple of hours. There are a few good restaurants there too.  more »
  • We had a nice sunset view of Alhambra from a Albayzín Hilltop location. The weather was cool and breezy. The view over, was amazing where people were singing and dancing. The streets were narrow and.....  more
    We had a nice sunset view of Alhambra from a Albayzín Hilltop location. The weather was cool and breezy. The view over, was amazing where people were singing and dancing. The streets were narrow and.....  more »

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