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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
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‘What if we get lost here?’ my daughter asked as we headed into the Albayzin. No problem I thought. It’s a great place with great atmosphere. Each little alley and road has some real gems to discover. From unusual paving stones amongst the cobbles, dramatic...More

Thank Riz24
Reviewed yesterday

Wander the alleyways of the Albayzín and immerse yourself in the Spain of the Moors. Tea rooms, shops and a general good feeling to be had.

Thank Christine A
Reviewed 2 days ago

The neighbourhood is an old district of Granada with many steps, so only possible on foot. Even regular streets are a bit narrow for anything more than a small car. There are some plazas with cafes, but the key attratcion is finding some with good...More

Thank SeemsTVL
Reviewed 3 days ago

From the Plaza Nueva or from the Kasbah off Calle Elvira, just wander through the neighborhood - the jumble of houses, plants, walkways, and small plazas are well worth exploring. Stopping for the View at Mirador San Nicolas, and then a drink at El Huerto...More

Thank Wanderdogs
Reviewed 3 days ago

As all tourists we wanted to get the best view out of Alhambra, and we were told that we had to climb the Mirador (Viewpoint) at Albayzin! So we took bus to the center of Granada and then we walked uphill for about 30 minutes....More

Thank Bah881
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Narrow poetic lanes that appear never ending. Climbing up in the evening is definitely easier and more comfortable than doing it under the hot afternoon sun. There is nothing to worry because you will be accompanied by hundreds of tourists. If the view on top...More

Thank Nicholas L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just be careful of the taxis as the walk is long and the taxis are very fast.The views are fantastic and there are a number of spots to stop and get a bite to eat or drink.

Thank Maureen E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This area is touristy but if you can avoid the crowds and drink it in, you feel like you are in a different century and a different country. Nowhere else in Spain did I feel such a Middle Eastern flavor. You also get some incredible...More

Thank maapar
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stayed in the Albayzin and it proved to be a convenient location. I was originally worried about being up in the hills, but there were plenty of decent restaurants, convenience stores and city bused that ran every 8'. On one rainy day we had...More

Thank SymnCwl
Reviewed 5 days ago

Albayzin or Albaicín is an ancient neighborhood (pre-Roman) alongside of the Alhambra in Granada. We took the red bus from the Alhambra down to La Plaza Nueva to meet our tour guide little knowing what a wild ride it would be. The streets are so...More

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7 May 2018|
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Response from DebooinMA | Reviewed this property |
Great responses from everyone! You won't be disappointed in staying there. Granada and Albaycin remain to be the highlights of our trip to Southern Spain. Enjoy!
10 April 2018|
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Response from tomcat1949 | Reviewed this property |
There were eight of us on our last visit and had a fantastic guide. T/P +34655574373 and ask for Mirian. Reputable company but don’t think you’ll get the whole show for 6 euros, you’re trying to live the dream. Pay the fair... More
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14 March 2018|
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Response from Lollypop53 | Reviewed this property |
I recommend following the signs to the Alhambra and parking there. You can walk down to Plaza de Santa Ana which is the start of Albaicin. Alternatively you can catch the little red bus that costs 1€. You can walk up to... More