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Albayzin

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Address: On the hillside opposite the Alhambra, Granada, Spain
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+34 954 18 13 56
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Named a World Heritage Site, this is the old Moorish quarter of Granada.

Named a World Heritage Site, this is the old Moorish quarter of Granada.

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Best View of the Alhambra

Had a great view of the Alhambra from here. Plenty of interesting sights to behold on the way back down to the Plaza Nueve. It is a steep climb to the top f the Albayzin.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014

Had a great view of the Alhambra from here. Plenty of interesting sights to behold on the way back down to the Plaza Nueve. It is a steep climb to the top f the Albayzin.

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Las Pinas, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2014

You can walk or take the bus going here in this hilly part across Alhambra. There are shops and restaurants within the place, be careful because the streets are like a maze, you might get lost. The view on the top is worth the trip.

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014

My wife & I spent a couple of days in Granada at the start of the month and ended up spending most of our time wandering around Albayzin. We had been to the Alhambra before, so, had decided to miss it this time. Albayzin is a vibrant maze of little streets with charming house, tea rooms, bars & restaurants. From... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

Did a quick tour through the Albayzin, using the local bus route, but I think it's overrated. I've seen nicer older quarters in Seville and Cordoba. Worth a stop at the Plaza Nicholas for pictures and views of the Alhambra

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Granada, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014

its the old arabian barrio of granada. its arty and lovely with its narrow streets that you can follow up the hill to beautiful viewpoints over the city. I am loving the marrocan souk with their teahouses and handicrafts!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

This old part of the town is located on a hill, all small streets go upward with steps or a steep street. All the houses are white and you do not know where to look. In this quarter we found the smallest street in Granada, it is close to the main square (do not remember which street we took, we... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014

The Albayzin rises above the River Darro on the opposite bank to the Alhambra and has narrow streets and whitewashed houses with great views of the Alhambra at unexpected moments. We used the tourist bus to go to the Mirador de San Nicholas which gets crowded at times but worth it for the photos of the Alhambra. We found a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

We started at the Mirador de San Nicolas and walked through the Albayzin back to the Plaza de Isabela. There are lots of nice narrow alleys to explore, but overall, I didn't see anything exceptional about it. There are lots of narrow streets and alleys in numerous other cities throughout Spain.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

This was a great place to get lost in. Small enough that you would eventually find your way out (the Alhambra provides a good landmark to work off of!). Fun to see locals there. We didn't see as many tourists here when we went so it was nice and quiet.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014

Make sure you take a bus or taxi to the top, and walk down through the narrow streets. Do not climb up on a hot day or you will be worn out. Feels quite Spanish in places, not just touristy, a pleasant change, after a long visit to the Alhambra. Plenty of cafés, but some closed in the morning. Go... More 

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