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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 #5 of 88 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

An arab remain still presenting its origins. Like it or not..it's there. Has it's own "sabor", but , with it's narrow streets and densly populated, you have to be careful

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We have stayed several days in a guest house in Albayzin and we liked it very much. It is a well preserved old medieval neighbourhood, with a mesh of narrow streets, sometimes challenging to walk uphill, but even downhill ; in some areas the cobblestone is quite pointy, so be careful how you walk not to sprain your ankle (especially... More

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Sidney, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

By going just a couple of streets up from Plaza Nueva, we were completely on our own. The narrow streets are supposed to keep things cooler, but it was still very hot in the afternoon. We did not find cafes, but there are lots of tiny plazas with surprise views of the Alhambra.

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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

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

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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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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