Very cool arabianquarter of the city with stunning views of the Alhambra. The vibe of this part is cool and I just love the Arabian influence
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The Albayzin is a maze of winding narrow streets reflective of its medieval moorish past. Lots of cobblestone, whitewashed buildings, and little shops and cafes to explore. It's on the hillside opposite the Alhambra, so we aimed for the Mirador de San Nicolas at the...More
Get here early or late because the midday is really crowded. There is a bit less than savory element that frequents this location.
After touring the Alhambra, our tour guide recommended we walk down to the Albayzin and stroll the narrow streets and alleys to get an idea of the early city. We visited a moorish home that the city has preserved and operates, and it provided an...More
There is so much to see and do around Albayzin - so many narrow back streets housing moorish shops/stalls, so many beautiful buildings, so much history - learn how the residents defended their area by ambushing horse-mounted invaders. Although there are tons of sights, traditional...More
There is a lot of ground, much of it hilly, that can be covered in the Albayzin. I entered it from Calle Elvira and climbed through crowds for tourist searching shops and sipping tea in Moroccan style cafes. After the crazy shopping area the climb...More
Narrow lanes with some nice squares and bars and the main draw or the views of the Alhambra especially at sunset from Plaza Mirador de San Nicolas. You certainly won't be alone for this event but the view's are spectacular. Recommended
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.
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