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On the hillside opposite the Alhambra, Granada, Spain
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Named a World Heritage Site, this is the old Moorish quarter of Granada.
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On the hillside opposite the Alhambra, Granada, Spain
+34 954 18 13 56
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Even beats visiting Alhambra. A walk through the neighbourhood without purpose, especially at night time, is an adventure. At no moment we felt unsafe. The small streets going up and down, many little squares after turning corners. So peaceful. Don't expect little shops or restaurants....More

Thank stefke39
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is my favourite Arab quarter. The narrow, cobbled streets give it such charm and there are so many shops and restaurants, you can spend a lot of time there.

Thank Susan V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Park at the Alhambra parking, walk down the hill... set your Google Maps to the Mirador de San Nicolas. It is literally a 30 minute hike...

Thank Lollypop53
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Having spotted Albayzin from our tour of the Alhambra we decided the following day to stroll there in the late morning sunshine. What a delight ! Cobbled streets, narrow pathways, exquisite little bridges over the river and squares in the sunshine to enjoy a drink...More

Thank tomcat1949
Reviewed 6 days ago

Si se va a Granada es una visita obligada el subir y dar un paseo por el Albaicín y contemplar la ciudad y la Alhambra. If you are visiting Granada it is essential to go for a walk in the Albaicín from where you can...More

Thank Juanilloao
Reviewed 6 days ago

Take a drink and were sensible footwear as this seductive area requires quiet a lot of walking at different levels..but it's worth it! Perched next to the Alhambra (and therefore ideal for getting the best shot of the Palace) the Albacian is corner after corner...More

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Just walk around and explore the winding streets, there's so much to take in and it is such a beautiful area. Lots of shops and restaurants, churches and lovely homes. Quint essential Granada.

Thank NadieK1187
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You could be in a Moroccan souk as you stroll through the streets lined with shops selling Arabic items. A must is a visit to a tetreria ( tea room ) - we went to Al Wasra.

Thank AlixandIan
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bottom part of this neighbourhood fileld with small narrow streets has many nice little (tourist) shops, and the cobbled Streets, steps and stairs lead up to the San Nicolas square that offers "the" view of the Alhambra. There are only very few Streets that...More

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This neighbourhood retains the narrow winding streets of its Medieval Moorish past ,it was declared a UNESCO Site along with the Alhambra. its a labyrith of narrow alleys.

Thank Rory G
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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
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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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