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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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Surrey, England
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Great place to get lost and explore for a day! We explored on foot and loved just following our noses around the cobbled streets, into little charming squares and bars serving delicious tapas!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The old Moorish district is a maze of narrow alleys and if getting around on foot be prepared to expend a lot of energy as it's uphill all the way from the Cathedral area and in August - very hot! You can cheat by taking the bus to the top though and then take a walki down. I found the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Walk and stroll thereat no risk.... I prefered strolling at sunset because of nicer colours. On a hill so walk up and down.

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Oxford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I'm not sure that we were totally in the right place? I thought that we stayed in the Albayzin area – just off the Carrera del Darro. We then walked upwards towards the Plaza de San Nicolas through cobbled, narrow lanes but nothing that resembled Moroccan Souks? We walked past quite a few restaurants with excellent views of the Alhambra,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We stayed here for one week in August and you definitely know you're somewhere special. Narrow lanes, cobbled streets with steps and lots of intriguing gardens glimpsed behind high white-washed walls and the occasional view of the Alhambra across the valley. At the bottom of the hill (Calle Caldereria Nueva) is a small bazaar made up of shops selling Arab... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A must visit either by walking or bicycle. Nice historical buildings and full of historical facts. Beautiful old houses and good view from the top. There is a mosque on top for muslims to pray. the walk can be a bit tiring but well deserved trip, do it slowly and enjoy the view and scenary. Suggest you get a good... More

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I visited Albayzin during the night and it was an experience by itself but I suggest that people visit it during the day as well. the narrow streets, the old houses and cafes makes you feel that you are back in time during that exceptional era of Spain's history

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A typically Arabic district full of shops selling souveniers. Not many nice restaurants but interresting to be visited at night

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The views are great, but it is very functional. Nothing like the palace next door. The commanding view shows how defensible the position was to invading armies.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

One can just feel the history of centuries of different cultures inhabiting different parts of these beautiful, white-washed buidlings and narrow cobbled streets. A real pleasure on a Segway. It amazes me to see some great graffiti on centuries old walls, but nothing on the neighbouring newly-painted white walls. Its like the artists all want their works to be on... More

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