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Albayzin

Address: On the hillside opposite the Alhambra, Granada, Spain
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Ranked #5 of 93 Attractions in Granada
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Named a World Heritage Site, this is the old Moorish quarter of...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Named a World Heritage Site, this is the old Moorish quarter of Granada.
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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We stayed in the beautiful Albayzin! We were warned that it was not a safe area and to becareful with where we parked our car. We parked it in the main road as we could not find parking in actual Albayzin and I don't recommend driving around the small one way/hilly areas anyways. Anyways, where we parked our brand new... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Calf muscles beware, walking around albayzin gives a good leg workout. Specially more encouraging with rubber-soled shoes. Leg workout aside - the Albayzin when viewed from the Alhambra, and vice-versa provides a good view of the interaction of royalty, and the stark differences between the classes.

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Brackley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We were fortunate to stay 3nights in a hotel IN the Albayzin Nearby all the quaintness and wonderful tapas bars and flamenco

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Nice small streets for moroccan arabic style shopping and souvenirs..... There's a local mosque and a lot of halal food and shisha places as there's a muslim community there.... very friendly and helpful people.... Not far from Alhambra too

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Swellendam, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Lovely place to stroll around and do some shopping. It is very picturesque but don't try driving here - a total nightmare as streets are fat too narrow for that.

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San Francisco, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Albayzin is an interesting area worth a stroll through these small streets. It has great views of the Alhambra. It's mostly a residential area with a few streets that have some restaurants and sell some touristy items. It's fun to get lost and meander. It's part of the UNESCO world heritage site. There are some great small plazas.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This neighbordhood is like an theme park. It takes to leave in old times. It is a fun place as well full of bars, there is a street with shops where they sale like arabic things, it's beautiful and enjoyable.

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Charlottesville, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A perfect place to see the view back to the Alhambra. Also quaint cafes to get lunch or afternoon tapas and a beer or sherry.

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Schoten, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

After visiting churches and museums it is nice to stroll around this area and take in the views over the Alhambra and town. There are some longish hikes upwards so not for the faint hearted but you will rewarded when you make it. Lots of little architectural points, pretty little squares - quite quiet outside sunset when people head up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Unesco heritage site. It reminds me of Fez. I love walking around it, going around the shops and eating at the restaurants. Plenty of halal restaurants. We went to the mosque as well which has a beautiful view of the Alhambra.

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