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Albayzin

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Address: On the hillside opposite the Alhambra, Granada, Spain
Description: Named a World Heritage Site, this is the old Moorish quarter of Granada.
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Stunning well worth the Hike

stunning and so beautiful lots and lots of little streets, traditional Spanish, very steep and if unsure on foot take the bus a very un even surfaces sometimes and the majority... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

stunning and so beautiful lots and lots of little streets, traditional Spanish, very steep and if unsure on foot take the bus a very un even surfaces sometimes and the majority cobble stones

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Timbuktu, Mali
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The Alhambra is a must do for anyone visiting Spain. The Alhambra is a highlight but you will need at least half the day. The View of Albayzin is best from the Alhambra, but dont forget your phone for that awsome panoramic shot!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Albayzin, the old quarter, is a mesh of narrow cobble-stone, hilly streets leading all the way up from Plaza Nueva and the cathedral to Mirador San Nicholas and further to Sacromonte. Key points of interest are the mirador that offers wonderful views of the Alhambra and Granada city down below, best viewed at sunset. For shopping, arabic food, shisha and... More 

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Andalucia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

you have to come here to feel the Moorish influence on the city. The winding, maze like streets, along with the atmosphere make this place unforgetable!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful part of the city to wander around in. I was there during siesta so there were not that many people out and about, which I really enjoyed.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We were staying in an apartment in the Albayzin (or Albaicin) area during our trip, which allowed us to walk around the small streets. Inadvertently you will stumble onto a small square with a few bars you can have tapas at. Only warning is that the slopes are pretty steep, so wear comfortable walking shoes!

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Wuppertal, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This oldest part of the town of Granada town has a long history, being an important part of the Moor period. Very nice to stroll about the narrow streets, visit the shops, bars and restaurants, and notably understand about the Moor influence on Andalusia and Granada in particular. Nice views on the Alhambra located on the opposite hill. So a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We stayed in this area - a Unesco world Heritage site. Still has the old cobblestone, narrow streets and markets in caves, and our very gracious host - Greg from the United States.

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Santarem, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We love Granada and actually we liked our stay in Albayzin with its little streets but it has to be said that in a way it is quite dirty. A lot, I mean a lot, of dog... in this area. The rest of Granada is kept quite clean but that was something that really surprised us in Albayzin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A good choice of bars and restaurants with excellent Tapas. Very friendly where ever you go. This was our third trip to Granada and each time in the Albacin we have found different bars to visit and some we couldn't find again in the maze of streets.

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