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Albayzin, Granada

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Must see · World heritage site · Historic Walking Area · Neighborhood
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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  • People may come to Granada to visit the Alhambra but time spent meandering in the Arab quarter is rewarding. The sector is made to walk. It is very historic with a good number of city markers as you.....  more »
  • Lots of amazing streets, alleyways and architecture to discover, while climbing steep, slippery cobbled hills, but the view is definitely worth it across to the Alhambra. Drinks are expensive but...  more »

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