Albayzin, Granada

4.7
#1 of 6 in Neighborhoods in Province of Granada
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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  • Albayzin is now a World Heritage site, and it has quite a long history behind it. It seems that it has been preserved as if in a time capsule. It is quite beautiful with lovely, narrow, winding...  more »
  • Good solid historic site, you'll want to go here before you do the Alhambra, on it's own it's interesting, but if you go to the Alhambra first you will be underwhelmed.  more »
  • I would recommend this area for visiting. It’s authentic, cozy, clean, quiet and it has own charm. Also, you can see Alhambra from different angles.  more »

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