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Albayzin, Granada

Categories: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Tourist Spots
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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 Arab influence is very strong and the ALBAYZIN in Granada is proof of that. For a moment it seems to be a Moroccan souk, lost among all those typical craft shops as leathers, lanterns, fabrics ...
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  • We had the most fantastic time you gave to visit this little gem lovely laid back lifestyle if you are peace and culture go here 
  • The old part of Granada, perched on a hill, is made of narrow alleyways features that intersect and come on top of a scenic spot not to be missed.
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