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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. Add Albayzin to your Granada travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Granada vacation builder.
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  • My wife and I lost ourselves down the narrow streets of this wonderful little district. There is lots to see! I recommend having some lunch and sightseeing after your morning tour of the Alhambra. 
  • Moro district with the charm of the most ancestral Granada, room cosmopolitan, tea houses, beautiful viewpoints and Cármenes, that Yes, slopes very steep, better ride, but if it is a problem there are urban buses which you climb up to above
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  • Granada is to walk it. And stroll it is visit this neighborhood quietly. It is the most pure pomegranate, the Moroccan and, with a few blocks of the most flirty to relax and enjoy. Visit essential
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