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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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The neighborhood inside is UNESCO World Heritage, and you can understand why when you explore it. Lots of Andalusian mansions (cármenes), all of them with whitewashed walls... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Just a quick visit to enjoy the panoramic view of the city and the Alhambra. You may shot a few interesting pictures of some corners on the way upwards. Nothing else. Beware of pickpockets.

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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The neighborhood inside is UNESCO World Heritage, and you can understand why when you explore it. Lots of Andalusian mansions (cármenes), all of them with whitewashed walls, cypresses everywhere and and very good Arabs yards. Who wouldn't like to live overlooking the Alhambra?

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Stay here is you can - but don't bring a car! There is very limited parking and much of the Albayzin in closed to traffic in the middle of the day. It is so much fun to wander the old streets, sit in quiet bars, find interesting restaurants and capture glimpses of the Alhambra. If nothing else, have a drink... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Permitting you are in decent shape, walking this neighborhood from the lowest point to the top is very much worth your while, otherwise I recommend hiring a cab to drive you up to the Church of San Nicolas where you get the best views of the Alhambra and Generalife.

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Redding, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It was so fun and interesting to get lost in this neighborhood. There were almost too many beautiful photo opportunities, especially views of the Alhambra, the cobblestone streets, and the quaint houses.

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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Rented an apartment in this neighborhood and loved it. If you like historical charm this is the place to visit. Plenty of small stores, restaurants and small streets to explore. You can walk from the main plaza in Granada along the Darro to Camino de los Tristes and reach it in 10-15 minutes.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Take the cobblestone streets up to see the Arab part of town with its exotic decor, small cozy restaurants, flamenco dance and music, churches and bath houses. Com during day and night for a different feel. C1 bus also goes up there from Plaza Nueva

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Stunning area of Granada - and definitely one of my favourites! Get lost in the cobbled streets! The history, people and views are spectacular in this area.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

On a whistle stop, one night visit to Granada so had a walk up to this area as it wasn't far from our hotel. Such a fascinating area of narrow alleys, little gift shops, traders and craftsmen, bars and restaurants. And the view from the top across to the Alhambra is stunning. This is the sort of place you could... More 

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Las Alpujarras, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Brilliant place, although lots of 'knick knack' shops, well worth a visit to see the Alhambra from a distance

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