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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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It is a labyrinth. Based on other parts of Spain, we thought we knew what an old town was. The "boulevards" here can be a single person wide, circle unpredictably, and watch out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It is a labyrinth. Based on other parts of Spain, we thought we knew what an old town was. The "boulevards" here can be a single person wide, circle unpredictably, and watch out for the random dog turds. Cobblestone, slippery slate in spots, and easy to get lost. Explore during the day so you know where you are going at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Just walk around and get lost. Get up to the Mirador de San Nicolas for a view of the Alhambra. Stop at tapas bars for free tapas with a drink. Get a tea in the numerous tetarias, and shop for tourist junk in the touristy streets. Have your name painted on a placard for 1E. Parts are very touristy, others... More 

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calgary
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The endearing charm of this area is Mirador San Nicholas - one can stand at this viewpoint and look across at the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada in the background. The area itself seems to be a bit of a hangout place for backpackers - reminded me of Khoasan Road in Bangkok - lots of weed and so on. Lots... More 

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Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great energetic, atmospheric, lively district. It has an eastern soul, as if you move from Europe to arabian countries. Narrow streets, a lot of small shops with souvenirs, clothes etc. and teahouses. It is great to invest some time in mindless walking along these streets, up and down the hill, finding some more panoramic views to Granada and alhambram then... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you like history make sure you carve out more time than recommended for this attraction. While the picture in this title is impressive you need to see it with your own eyes. Seeing such a large view without smog is a memorable moment.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It's a good place to view Al Hambra from top. There are a mosque and a church side by side. But, too many sellers occupying visitor seats on the viewing garden.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We took the bus to Albayzin after visiting La Alhamba in order to extend our enjoyment from La Alhamba. The houses are painted in white, which makes the small mountain more romantic. It's worthy to walk up to the "great view" place to see the La Alhamba. There are restaurants within this area but we think it's quite expensive because... More 

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Shutesbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We rented a little apartment on Gloria Street for a week. Gloria is just off the main road that climbs out of the lively square and follows the river for a short distance. If you follow this main road at the base of the Alhambra, you will pass Gloria just after the church. There is a convent on Gloria that... More 

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Warangal, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

a very interesting visit.You need a strong pair of legs and good lungs to do justice to this visit! be sure to book a restaurant for an evening meal in advance, and make sure you spend at least an entire evening to really soak in the atmosphere.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This was an amazing area to wander and get lost in. I was meeting a friend later in the day but had several hours to walk. I turned up a road and found myself in a maze of windy streets with lovely houses, some small shops and a handful of restaurants and churches. It was nice to have a map,... More 

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