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“Great atmosphere but dirty”
Review of Albayzin

Albayzin
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Granada and Albaicin Walking Tour
Ranked #5 of 215 things to do in Granada
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Owner description: Named a World Heritage Site, this is the old Moorish quarter of Granada.
St. Petersburg, Russia
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“Great atmosphere but dirty”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

This is an old Muslim part of Granada. Streets are crooked and narrow, no chance to find the way without a map. The area is rather dirty (dogs faeces are everywhere, mind your step!)

Visited April 2013
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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Small streets through the old Arabic neighbourhood”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Great place for strolling through the small streets. Have a map at hand since in each corner there might be a sign of an old Morish tower, of water deposit (aljibe) what you would not have spot, and imagine how life was 1000 years ago. Be careful when travelling in a big group since some streets are too small for both a car and too people.

Visited April 2013
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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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“lovely area”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

As I've been living in Granada for a couple months now, I find myself returning again and again to the Albayzin. For one, it just smells fantastic because of the moroccan shops lining the entry into the Albayzin. I like to stop into my favorite teteria and get a nice cup of te indio or te pakastani before heading up to the rest of the Albayzin. I highly recommend taking your camera and taking pictures, because all the white buildings are so appealing to the eye. However, wear comfortable shoes because nearly all the streets are made of stones and hard on the feet!

Visited February 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“Something around every turn!”
Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed strolling through this neighbourhood. It was the kind of place you can feel like you are exploring in the back streets if you go on foot and then suddenly you come to a mirador and you've found the buses of tourists. The miradors are impressive, once you've elbowed your way to a spot to get a good picture, but I rather enjoyed the winding streets or stairs and the other smaller squares over the busy tour-bus stops. Bring a map! It's very easy to get turned around.

Visited April 2013
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England, United Kingdom
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“Albayzin”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

It is a very steep walk up cobbled streets to the Albayzin and it is not all that well signposted. A number 31 bus does a circular trip there from the city centre for 1 euro 20 cents and this is the best way of getting up there as the streets are very narrow so coaches cannot go up there. The view over the valley and river to the Alhambra and the mountains is spectacular and many visitors go up there at night to watch the sunset though we could not go at that time. The small market square with it fruit market and cafes is lovely and we had a very reasonable lunch with tapas, a jambon roll and a large glass of sangria.

Visited April 2013
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