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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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Albayzin- another Granada must see and contrast to the Alhambra

Best seen initially from on high to obtain the overall impression of a beautiful white walled and red roofed 'village'. Once there it is a wonderful maze of time worn streets and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Best seen initially from on high to obtain the overall impression of a beautiful white walled and red roofed 'village'. Once there it is a wonderful maze of time worn streets and alleyways. St Nicholas is a lovely Moorish church in the area. If weary on arrival or after exploring the streets then tapas and wine make a nice relief... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

If you can, choose to stay in this area. The C1 bus will take you right into town for most of the sights. We were in Granada for 3 nights and never lacked finding great views, and great places to eat. Park you car and walk or take the bus everywhere.

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italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The place itself is very nice. Do visit it but pay well attention to your belongings. The place is known for thefts! Especially in the area " El Mirador".

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Athens
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I love going thru small alleyways and cobbled streets discovering hidden gems..so this was a highlight for me.I enjoyed just wandering around this old quarter. If thats what you like to do as well...take the time to visit this area.

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Bangkok
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I lovee Albayzin so much. I did the walking tour there for 3 hours. Although it was darn hot bu the area was so nice and full of history. It was fun to hear about the water system and the story about Muslims. Also the higher you go up the nicer the view of the city.

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Stockholm
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We had a guided tour into this old neighborhood. Old traditional houses in narrow streets, small parks and steep stairs. Finaly a magnificent view of Alhambra.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Give yourself plenty of time and wear your walking shoes, try and make it to the top for sunset the view across to the Alhambra is stunning.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is relatively untouristy and is a collection of small cobbled streets on a hillside. It's a real warren of streets, tiny courtyards and alleyways where people live and go about their daily lives. It also has wonderful historic features which are signposted in both Spanish and English and when we visited, around 8pm to wander one night out of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Is it heretical to admit that I preferred the Albayzin to the Alhambra? Well it's true. If I ever go back to Granada it will be to wander again through the picturesque cobbled streets, admiring the whitewashed houses and the stunning views across to the Alhambra, rather than to scrabble with thousands of other tourists through the palaces and gardens... More 

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Ampthill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

lovely place to wander around the little streets. Lots of good food to be had and feels friendly and full of atmosphere.

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Address: On the hillside opposite the Alhambra, Granada, Spain
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Granada  >  Granada

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