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Albayzin

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Address: On the hillside opposite the Alhambra, Granada, Spain
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Description: Named a World Heritage Site, this is the old Moorish quarter of Granada.
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What an incredible district in Granada. During our 7 week holiday we have visited Munich, Venice, Rome, Tuscany, Nice, Barcelona, Valencia and Granada. Each are well worth a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

What an incredible district in Granada. During our 7 week holiday we have visited Munich, Venice, Rome, Tuscany, Nice, Barcelona, Valencia and Granada. Each are well worth a visit, but Granada and Albayzin in particular add something that we have not experienced anywhere else. It's Moorish history, character, tea shops, and beautiful people make it a must for a visit... More 

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Verona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Tremendous views over the Alhambra, but absolutely stunning views of the Sierra Nevada. This city is truly amazing

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Orbe, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We stayed 3 days in the Albayzin and it was a perfect location. It's close of the center and all the nice place of Granada by 15/20 min walk. The narrow streets are really charming and almost free of car due to the size! If you plan to take the Calle de San Juan de los Reyes, be careful because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Interesting to see how people lived in the area and views. Varied interesting of cultures living in the area. Hilly walk but worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The narrow streets should be walked. Look for streets with a few steps; that way you will avoid cars and probably even motor bikes

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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Some relics from the past (hippies) still wonder around in this neighbourhood and all the rest is a tourist trap

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Just walking through all the wonderful back streets of the Albayzin is part of the fun! Beautiful area with such history.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

It is a labyrinth. Based on other parts of Spain, we thought we knew what an old town was. The "boulevards" here can be a single person wide, circle unpredictably, and watch out for the random dog turds. Cobblestone, slippery slate in spots, and easy to get lost. Explore during the day so you know where you are going at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Just walk around and get lost. Get up to the Mirador de San Nicolas for a view of the Alhambra. Stop at tapas bars for free tapas with a drink. Get a tea in the numerous tetarias, and shop for tourist junk in the touristy streets. Have your name painted on a placard for 1E. Parts are very touristy, others... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The endearing charm of this area is Mirador San Nicholas - one can stand at this viewpoint and look across at the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada in the background. The area itself seems to be a bit of a hangout place for backpackers - reminded me of Khoasan Road in Bangkok - lots of weed and so on. Lots... More 

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