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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  • Typical narrow streets, palaces, parks, viewpoints and lively neighbourhood. It is worth visiting it even with its many slopes.
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  • Visited the Albaicin early in the morning, great time as it was not crowded. Great view of the Alhambra and worth the climb.  more »
  • We stayed rn this neighborhood. Much liked while being narrow and cobbled streets sounded all very much. At night it is a bit annoying but it's worth staying in this area of the city by its history and antiquity.
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