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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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  • The Albayzín is to visit later in the alhambra. It is indispensable for a global vision. Allow 2 days to see all of the alhambra
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  • Although the shops in the Souk are spreading more and more, there is still much neighborhood free. It is still possible to get lost among its narrow streets, up and down the stairs carrying a level to another, admire their magnificent cármenes or homes surrounded by walls and to enjoy viewpoints contemplating the Alhambra and the Generalife.
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  • Must-see place of Granada. To enter and get lost there without hesitation. Each every corner Street, every house, worth worth to be seen. Really is a beautiful and very interesting, given the cultural diversity which cohabit in the.
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