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“Good for an interesting stroll”
Review of Albayzin

Albayzin
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Granada and Albaicin Walking Tour
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Tapas Guided Tour in Granada
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Granada Evening Walking Tour with Tapas: Albaicin and Sacromonte
Ranked #5 of 217 things to do in Granada
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Owner description: Named a World Heritage Site, this is the old Moorish quarter of Granada.
Toronto, Canada
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“Good for an interesting stroll”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

This quarter has a great atmosphere and "Spanish" feel to it, lots of winding paths and interesting buildings. Walking down a high-walled cobblestone path, hearing Spanish schoolchildren playing somewhere out of sight, or standing in a tranquil mosque overlooking the Alhambra, were very memorable experiences! There's several lookout points too.

If you're determined you can go straight to the top of the hill, among the dodgy gypsy caves, and treat yourself to a truly stunning vista of Granada and the surrounding area. Bring good footwear as it's all uphill/downhill and the very bumpy and uneven.

Visited September 2012
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“Interesting, but we like other old towns and the white vilages better”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

It's interesting to see how folks used to live, but we found little here to attract us. We much more enjoy our visits to Ronda, Benahavis, and Antequera, and to the Old Towns of Salobrena, Malaga, Mijas, and Marbella.

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“An old Moorish quarter”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

It is an old town, a narrow and hilly cobbled stones street with white small buildings. We had a great lunch in "Meson El Yunque" at Plaza de San Miguel Bajo 3. Must try their Ox tail and shrimp with mushrooms (crevettes aux champignons). After lunch, we walk to Plaza San Nicolas, from here you can get a fantastic view of Alhambra. Then walk to Plaza larga, the heart of the Albayzin. The only thing which lets the area down is the amount of dogs droppings everywhere.

Visited February 2013
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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“Streets of mystery”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

we loved exploring the streets of the old city, getting lost was part of the fun! And so many opportunities to stop, take photos and imagine times gone by.

Visited February 2013
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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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“Do visit the cave houses”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

Spent a great Sunday afternoon here, wonderful tapas and lovely people. We walked across to the houses that are built into e rock and had the best glass of sangria overlooking the Alhambra for 1€

Visited February 2013
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