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Albayzin

On the hillside opposite the Alhambra, Granada, Spain
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Ranked #5 of 90 Attractions in Granada
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Owner description: Named a World Heritage Site, this is the old Moorish quarter of...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Owner description: Named a World Heritage Site, this is the old Moorish quarter of Granada.
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Windermere, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Did you know that you can lease one of the ancient homes that were built into the steep hills overlooking the Alhambra? The rooms in the rear are completely underground, so cool in the summer, warmer in the winter. My son and I spent 3 days and 2 nights here. Once you get to a certain point , no cars... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

It's full of cobbled streets and it's an uphill walk. The shops sell hippie backpacker clothes that you can get from Thailand at a cheaper price. A shop has decent prices for shawls (3 euros).

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South East Queensland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The old part of Granada; pedestrians rule. Narrow, cobblestoned, streets criss crossing the hill, steps, stairways, wooden front doors, small windows. Tiny eateries. ** Sensible walking shoes a must **. We were here in March 2014, and can imagine in summer a hat or an umbrella would provide welcome shade while walking about. Every so often The Alhambra will come... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The "old city" in Granada. Pleasant, peaceful and historical. A must-go area while visiting Granada.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

MUST see, by daylight. Tiny little streets, need history. From walking down the tiny streets to some great views of the city this place is very unique

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is most charming place of Granada. We strolled there during night and day and each time we found it so beautiful and full of secrets. All streets are narrow, climbing up, with small doors and windows, decorated in moorish and andalusian style . Cafes and restaurant are offering full range of tapas and wines. River Darro is running along... More 

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Granada, Andalucia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Bustling and busy, this is an old and quaint side of Granada. Apartments look out onto the most incredible view. One can visit with one of the regular tourist groups, or take a small red autobus up to Albayzin. I went to el rio (the river) regularly, where there is a steep but wonderful walk, with many quaint boutiques with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great area to just walk around in and experience. Lots of interesting shops, restaurants and street musicians.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lovely place to shop. Beautiful architecture; you can almost feel history coming alive. If you love walking about in old cities, this is the place for you!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The old town area (Albayzin) is a well kept zone/labyrinth of medieval homes of which many are now shops, restaurants, tapas bars, cathedrals and boutique hotels. Beautiful to see and explore.

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