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Albayzin

On the hillside opposite the Alhambra, Granada, Spain
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Ranked #6 of 104 attractions in Granada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods
Description: Named a World Heritage Site, this is the old Moorish quarter of Granada.
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australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Really liked walking around this area though a guided tour might be better. be prepared for lots of climbing.

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Strolling in the Albayzin neighborhood is a must. It's nice to experience walking through the cobbled streets and classic houses. At the foot of the hill and near the city center, there are lots of shops and restaurants which makes the walk to San Nicholas more enjoyable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The views out over Granada and to the Sierra Nevada from the Albayzin can't be beat. Definitely take the time to go to the top of the tower -- it's well worth it.

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SF Bay Area
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed walking through this area of town with it's cobbled streets and white houses. We came in the evening and it was interesting to watch the change that took place over the space of a couple of hours. Plazas that were either filled with playing children or were completely quiet really come to life in a different way... More

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Sydney, Australia
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

great to walk through narrow cobbled streets, and walk past small quaint shops and restaurants. we stayed at the top of the hill in albaycin, so it was a bit of a hike on the way back

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

the quarter is preserved, not so many shops and restaurants so you feel like walking in an ancient Village, don't miss plaza Larga with it's everyday morning market, the fish shop and the special lady there, really good bread at Maria panaderia, and the Mirador San Nicolas!

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Al Bayazin was my favorite part of Granada. It reflects the rich history of the town and in many places resembles an attractive synergy of European and Muslim cultures. It is sort of a Spanish Casbah with small restaurants, cafes ans shops that reflect a strong North African influence, yet it has a vibrant night life. Lovely

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Braintree
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

As an area, this has to be one of the best places to visit in terms of history, arts & craft, small shops, bars and restaurants and a feeling that something good is just around the corner. We stayed two days here and felt safe. Not a place to wear stupid shoes!

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bloomington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Worth a lengthy walk, this bohemian area is very cool at night...hookah bars,many cafes and bars,restaurants as well...this oldest part of town is interesting with the whitewashed buildings,VERY narrow and steep streets,excellent views!HArd to manage by car....locals and taxis only can handle the labyrinthine set up,and some turns almost too narrow for all but the smallest car!

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Our favourite area in Granada, lovely little streets, historic athmosphere and beautiful views. There are plenty of 1000 and 1 nights kind of bazaars, bars and restaurants, and despite being kitch they were a lot of fun. Moroccan food is worth a try in this setting, but remember the Moorish style restaurants don't serve alcohol.

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