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Albayzin

On the hillside opposite the Alhambra, Granada, Spain
+34 954 18 13 56
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Walking Tour with Skip the Line Ticket to Islamic Palaces of the Albayzn in...
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1.5 Hour Flamenco Show in a Cave-Restaurant in Granada
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Granada and Albaicin Walking Tour
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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” (221 reviews)
“tea houses” (19 reviews)
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On the hillside opposite the Alhambra, Granada, Spain
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+34 954 18 13 56
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A lot of mostly beautiful small streets with great views on Alhambra and the rest of the city. Some parts are quite dirty though, with dog poop everywhere. It also seems like a bad neigborhood in some places, with locals hanging around smoking marijuana.

Thank Huko J
Reviewed yesterday

very nice area to stay in a hotel ! I know, a serious hike to the town and up Alhambra, but hey, after a long walk, you're back in a nice area with good food and enjoying the sunset with rays touching Alhambra. getting here...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed yesterday

Narrow streets with shops and bars. Walk out of town and you'll see that people still live in caves. Listen to Flamenco music at night in one of the local bars or clubs and you will feel the strength of the Gypsy culture.

Thank Will G
Reviewed 2 days ago

But the breathtaking view of The Alhambra and the intriguing twists and turns of the neighborhood make it worth the trip. Taxi would be a good choice unless you are in really good shape.

Thank NowUKnow
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fun exploring this old hilly neighborhood. As with all of Granada the walkways are paved with round stones, not cobble stones with flat walking surface but round walking surfaces. So if this is a problem with feet--be warned to wear stiff soled shoes. Little restaurants...More

Thank rimtraveler
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful quarters from Granada. It borders the river and is on the edge of the hill on which the Alhambra lays. The place deserves a walking tour. It is a unique place where the Christian Spain mingls with the Muslim inheritance....More

Thank cornatel
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed in this area for a few days and really enjoyed it. Don’t even think about bringing a car as most of the roads are pedestrian only.

Thank Maree C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a long wander around the area. Having passed through the large number of tourist shops you reach the true Albayzin area with its quiet back streets. Well worth a visit. It is a hilly area.

Thank lgd23
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing place for walking tour, the building are so old and vintage. A must to visit while you’re in Granada

Thank Ramla A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Albayzin it's probably the best looking area of Granada with the narrow streets and el mirador de San Nicolas. lovely bars&restaurant. A square with a market and plenty of cheapy shops. Lose yourself in the neighbourhood and experience the beauty of Granada.

Thank Stefano915
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DianaSydneyNSW
20 February 2017|
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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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leisuretraveler10
18 February 2017|
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Response from MrsRobinson2010 | Reviewed this property |
I was there in November and if not in the sun it was a little chilly.
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Marjorie M
3 October 2016|
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Response from GeorgeB953 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed for a few nights in the Albaicin area of Granada. This is the old Arab quarter with narrow sometimes steep streets although I hesitate calling them streets. They were laid out in the time when donkeys, carts and... More
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