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Address: On the hillside opposite the Alhambra, Granada, Spain
Description: Named a World Heritage Site, this is the old Moorish quarter of Granada.
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An essential part of your visit to Granada

Bags of character in this well-preserved old district of Granada, near the small river Darro. It is a great pleasure to take a walk from Plaza Nueva along the bank of the river... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Bags of character in this well-preserved old district of Granada, near the small river Darro. It is a great pleasure to take a walk from Plaza Nueva along the bank of the river and see the houses over looking it, with their old balconies and loggias. When we went in Spring the trees were simply beautiful. You can carry on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Tiny hillside streets fire the imagination as to what life must have been like in moorish times centuries ago. The entire area can be explored in a few hours on foot. In fact, there is no other way to travel in this kind of place.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Maybe take a guide because the Albayzin is a bit of a labyrinth. However, the views over to the Alhambra are amazing, with snow capped mountains in the horizon. The architecture is beautiful and quirky, complementing the intense heat Granada experiences.

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Nederland
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The Albayzin district is an old Arabic district with nice small plazas and fun narrow streets with small shops.

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Chattanooga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is where we saw the Darro River (more of a creek, actually), Banuelo, and San Bernardo. It was nice to stroll around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This area is beautiful, you can really get to a to see how Spanish people live and lived.. As you go further up the views are breathtaking, some of the houses have little Internal courtyards that are just beautiful... One thing I would mention is that if you do intend to walk it's very steep and there are many steps..... More 

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I wish we had spent more time here. It really was such an interesting area. Great views, and fascinating shops. Just be careful, very crowded and lots of pick pockets trying to distract people.

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Fryazino, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A magnificent and the oldest city district. It looks like a puzzle of tiled roofs from the Alhambra palace and like a maze of dazzlingly white walls without windows, only with cared oak doors. The corridors suddenly open into lovely green and flowered squares and you never knows where you'll arrive next time. The city map doesn't help at all!... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We stayed in this area for a week and loved the old narrow, and hilly streets. The river Darrow runs alongside the main street with paths down to the river. Views of the Alhambra above and lots of bars and restaurants. Everything within easy walking distance.

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Alongside the river, with great views of the Alhambra and a series of excellent bars, the best of which is Beauty and the Beast. Lots of buskers and a very vibrant atmosphere. Some interesting Flamenco bars, too.

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