Albayzin, Granada

4.7
#1 of 6 in Neighborhoods in Province of Granada
Become part of living history at Albayzin, the city’s old Moorish neighborhood, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1984. Nostalgic and quaint, the area retained most of the narrow winding streets and buildings of its medieval Moorish past. Situated on a hill above the city center and offering unobstructed views of the famous Alhambra, this ancient quarter allows visitors a chance to see and explore white-washed old buildings, Arabic shops and restaurants, and scenic gardens. Dating back to the 14th century, when it thrived as a self-contained regional center, the neighborhood is now a kind of open-air museum in which you could lose yourself for days. Highlights within the area include remains of an Arab bath complex, the city’s archaeological museum, and a Catholic church built on the remains of a Moorish mosque. Work out when and for how long to visit Albayzin and other Granada attractions using our handy Granada online road trip planner.
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  • I would recommend this area for visiting. It’s authentic, cozy, clean, quiet and it has own charm. Also, you can see Alhambra from different angles.  more »
  • Wander round the wonderful old back streets and lose yourself in beauty and history. It's a steep climb but well worth it to get a real feel for what authentic Spain is like away from the tourist...  more »

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