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Albayzin

On the hillside opposite the Alhambra, Granada, Spain
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Ranked #7 of 108 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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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The Albayzin rises above the River Darro on the opposite bank to the Alhambra and has narrow streets and whitewashed houses with great views of the Alhambra at unexpected moments. We used the tourist bus to go to the Mirador de San Nicholas which gets crowded at times but worth it for the photos of the Alhambra. We found a... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We started at the Mirador de San Nicolas and walked through the Albayzin back to the Plaza de Isabela. There are lots of nice narrow alleys to explore, but overall, I didn't see anything exceptional about it. There are lots of narrow streets and alleys in numerous other cities throughout Spain.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was a great place to get lost in. Small enough that you would eventually find your way out (the Alhambra provides a good landmark to work off of!). Fun to see locals there. We didn't see as many tourists here when we went so it was nice and quiet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Make sure you take a bus or taxi to the top, and walk down through the narrow streets. Do not climb up on a hot day or you will be worn out. Feels quite Spanish in places, not just touristy, a pleasant change, after a long visit to the Alhambra. Plenty of cafés, but some closed in the morning. Go... More

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Kewarra Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Wouldn't stay anywhere else in Granada. Albayzin is full of restaurant, tapas bars, shops galore and shows you old Granada. Lots of history here and places to explore. You will feel like you are in Morocco in one particular area. Well worth the time exploring in Granada.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We walked down from the Alhambra and up again to the Albayzin. What a lovely area and the view was spectacular. Seeing the Alhambra with the Sierra Nevadas in the background was incredible.

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ISTANBUL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Let yourself lose your way in the narrow paved roads of Albayzin and discover a historical or unusual place at every corner you turn. Don't miss to reserve a table at a restaurant with Alhambra view at night.

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Newdelhi india
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

"How many traditions & legends,time fabolous How many Songs & romances Spanish & Arabian Of love,war & chivalry are associated with this romantic pile!" Irving Washington wrote this about `Living in Alhambra`but Albayzin can be considered the second side of the same Grenada coin! While Alhambra represents the palatial grandeur of Moorish kings,Albayzin is the unique charm of the common... More

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Porto Alegre
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

There are countless attractions in this small space. The narrow streets have to be explored a little bit every day. You will find crafts, restaurants, shops, museums, churches, teterias, hotels, astonishing views to Alhambbra, the Cathedral, and a wonderful sunset, which can be seen from different miradores, restaurants and hotels/flats. It is hard to walk all over these places up... More

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Eltham, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Having navigated winding streets of Greek islands and Italian towns the windy and very hilly streets of the Albayzin were quite challenging but a lot of fun to navigate often stumbling across a lovely spot to take photos or sit in a bar to have a dink or tapas. Totally charming.

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