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Albayzin

On the hillside opposite the Alhambra, Granada, Spain
+34 954 18 13 56
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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” (225 reviews)
“white houses” (36 reviews)
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On the hillside opposite the Alhambra, Granada, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank alpacaxu
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

1  Thank Andree
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After having a walk to the mirador we went down to Abayzin, beautiful allies, old architecture, u can smell feel the authentic Granada while walking also u can get souvenirs from bazars there; 3 Magnets for 5€.

Thank Souhail M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Get here early or late because the midday is really crowded. There is a bit less than savory element that frequents this location.

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

1  Thank Bill M
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank DR CHRISTOPHER C
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank DottoreGianni
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Gordon R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
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DianaSydneyNSW
21 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
19 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
4 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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