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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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  • Better not overlook Albayzin, the ride due to the type of people that there are and the problems that cause is not pleasant.
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  • This is a really fun area to explore and walk around. There is a lot of variation in terrain and elevation, so wear comfortable shoes.It's not huge, so ditch the map and have fun. The best view are ne...  more »
  • We also booked a tour to visit this part of Granada. Our guide didn't explain us anything. She was walked around. The place is beautiful but no so special if you are Spanish. But if you are in Granada...  more »