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Albayzin

On the hillside opposite the Alhambra, Granada, Spain
+34 954 18 13 56
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Named a World Heritage Site, this is the old Moorish quarter of Granada.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“narrow streets” (234 reviews)
“white houses” (37 reviews)
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On the hillside opposite the Alhambra, Granada, Spain
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"narrow streets"
in 234 reviews
"fascinating area"
in 20 reviews
"white houses"
in 37 reviews
"arab quarter"
in 29 reviews
"tapas"
in 107 reviews
"great views of the alhambra"
in 36 reviews
"every corner"
in 30 reviews
"mirador san nicolas"
in 22 reviews
"wander around"
in 22 reviews
"plaza nueva"
in 56 reviews
"nice walk"
in 27 reviews
"on foot"
in 33 reviews
"walking shoes"
in 24 reviews
"walking tour"
in 47 reviews
"wear comfortable shoes"
in 24 reviews
"visiting granada"
in 21 reviews
"alhambra palace"
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Enter the narrow winding streets of this Arab quarter and you will forget you are in Spain. Full of tiny shops with typical Arabic jewellery, lamps, shishas and other souvenirs. Have dinner at one of the Morrocan restaurants, have your name written down in Arabic...More

2  Thank Agnieszka G
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

This beautiful historic town is protected by planning and building laws which aim to preserve the original architectural themes. The town is rather hilly so take your walking boots, plenty of water and sun-cream for those hot days. Fortunately the layout of the houses was...More

3  Thank Laura L
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

lovely area for an early or late walk - beautiful and peaceful, with good bars and restaurants. try restaurants Las Estrellas

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

As part of an Insight tour of Spain, our tour group had a local guide to lead us through this quaint, historic neighborhood. I don't think I would have attempted to navigate these narrow, winding streets on my own. It was interesting, and some of...More

1  Thank TarHeelLady
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

very nice view of alhambra, especially at nights. There are couple of small cafes, but they are little more expensive than the ones in the city centre

1  Thank fatihydz
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

I liked the quaintness of the narrow streets and the Arab shops. But there was a lot of graffiti on the walls and dog's jobbies were everywhere. Watch your handbags there are a few snatch thieves that operate the area

2  Thank durnfordSpain
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

This area of Granada is an adventure in itself, winding alleys and streets, up and down the hillside, little secrets to discover, squares to sit and enjoy drinks and tapas and watch the world, loved it

3  Thank Nik6620
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

You NEED a guide. Interesting wander through crooked, narrow streets that provided much shade on the hot day.

Thank JoeHouston52
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

This was by far the best area in Granada with whitewashed typical houses- even that of Enrique Morente! The views of Granada are also best from here as this area was built on a hill. This traditional area needs to be conserved!

Thank Rosa L
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Okay, it's super hilly and the souvenir shops are full of junk and apparently it's a little sketchy after dark, but my husband and I enjoyed wandering around this area. Make sure you wear very sturdy shoes though, it's not only very steep, but covered...More

1  Thank SRinNYC
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travelwoman16
April 9, 2018|
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Response from tomcat1949 | Reviewed this property |
There were eight of us on our last visit and had a fantastic guide. T/P +34655574373 and ask for Mirian. Reputable company but don’t think you’ll get the whole show for 6 euros, you’re trying to live the dream. Pay the fair... More
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Barbara H
March 14, 2018|
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Response from Lollypop53 | Reviewed this property |
I recommend following the signs to the Alhambra and parking there. You can walk down to Plaza de Santa Ana which is the start of Albaicin. Alternatively you can catch the little red bus that costs 1€. You can walk up to... More
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Response from Buba J | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We stayed in "lower" Albayzin (Calle Elvira) and did not regret since the area offers everything what an average tourist needs in Granada - many restaurants of all kinds, close proximity to the museums and the buses to... More
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