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Albayzin

On the hillside opposite the Alhambra, Granada, Spain
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Granada and Albaicin Walking Tour
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Ranked #7 of 112 Attractions in Granada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Owner description: Named a World Heritage Site, this is the old Moorish quarter of Granada.
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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We took a bus up to the upper reaches of this neighborhood and then walked downward to a popular vantage point near a church and small park. Tremendous views of the whole city unfold but the star is the well-illuminated Alhambra. The neighborhood itself is a maze of small streets and houses. Quite a few small restaurants and nightclubs were... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

The Albayzin is not a village...It remains part of Granada! Just minutes walk away from Gran Via De Colon & Plaza Nueva! A very nice place though with bars & restaurants that follow a lovely riverside walk in the shadow of the Alhambra high above. Below on the opposite side of the ria Darro behind the Church formally a Mosque... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

Amazing village with very nice views to alhambra & gypsies playing the guitar.. i watched a flaminco show in a very cozy restaurant with delicious food! Simply luved the village!

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Good area to get your accommodation. Lots of cafes on the riverwalk and easy access to the bus to the Alhambra. the streets are narrow and full of character.

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East Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Interesting warren of medieval streets with typical Andalucían white houses. Make for the church, where you will be rewarded with the finest view of the Alhambra complex on the opposite hill side that can be had (the one all the brochures use). Take the bus up (it's steep) and walk back down.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A lot of what is in this area is mass produced items. How do they make a living all selling the same ? The restaurants on the main drag with a staff member trying to put a menu in your hand is not appealing. Sure the better eating is of an unknown laneway close by… Walking around one does see... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Pretty area to wander round. Good for photos Didn't care for the more touristy streets with lots of gift shops/bars but you can avoid them and find goods bars and restaurants elsewhere.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I had a wander in the Albayzin over two days in Granada. I can't see the massive attraction personally. Lots of hippies and ferals (who weren't bothersome or menacing). Plenty of tourists. The vibe reminded me a bit of Sydney Road here in Melbourne maybe 15 years ago when the interesting people could still afford to live there. Some of... More

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

albayzin is a locality in granada which is now populated by the arab community...it is also the centre of the old town of Granada which was built by the Moors...the ambience in the streets is completely amazing and you can spend hours together just roaming around - lots of nice restaurants and cafes - must visit...

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is just the place to walk around soaking in the atmosphere. The hill above Granada city is the old Muslim quarter now revived. It's narrow cobbled streets are a delight with their carmen-beautiful quaint houses- cafe's, churches and ancient brick structures , an amalgam of Muslim and Christian architecture. One can take the minibus from the Palza Nueva in... More

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