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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%
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“narrow streets” (201 reviews)
“tea houses” (23 reviews)
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On the hillside opposite the Alhambra, Granada, Spain
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+34 954 18 13 56
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I absolutely adored the narrow cobbled steep streets up to the St Nicholas Mirador, with the old houses and dark alleys like thise pictured in a well written novel. Plus the varied small restaurants and coffee/tea places held by the Muslims and the shops filled...More

Thank AdrianaGGG
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Albayzin is a terrific side of Grenada - the old walls, the poorer parts, the gentrified upper levels of the city, the views.

Thank Alison F
Reviewed 5 days ago

No visit of Spain is complete without a Tour of this Moorish jewel that is Granada. The Arabs ruled Spain for nearly seven hundred years during the middle ages, and made Granada and Cordova splendorous capitals of culture, open to all religions and commerce, a...More

Thank Javier-Matos
Reviewed 5 days ago

The sight from above is magnificent. The cobblestone streets and the winding alleyways give set off an idyllic atmosphere. The one down-side: some of the streets need to be cleared of animal waste.

Thank Lexy2012
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Get lost in this neighborhood, you never know what you might find. I saw gorgeous doors, nicely decorated passageways, gardens, a mosque and some great views of the city.

Thank ImeldaMario
Reviewed 6 days ago

So atmospheric but the constant dodging of animal waste was off putting and little regard of cleaning it up by the town was disappointing

Thank Susan F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to wander for an afternoon, stop at Turkish Tea Houses or Tapas bars, see the artist culture, and get to the Mirador de San Nicolas to see the view of the Alhambra at dusk.

Thank katastrophika
Reviewed 1 week ago

Albayzin is a beautiful part of historic Granada to visit and wander through the narrow cobbled laneways and alleys. It was once the home of more than 30 mosques and one can still see villas with Moorish decoration. Once you reach the top but a...More

Thank Jane C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Must travel around the neighborhood of Albayzin. Includes different restaurants and viewpoints. The oldest part of Granada and a lot of Muslim influence in the architecture of the area.

Thank MTRating
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you walk in the old Moorish neighborhood of Albayzín, be sure to drop in to an Arab café like El Bañuela Teteria and chat with the folks who are repopulating this great remaining link to the old al-Andalus. And catch the flamenco toward sundown...More

Thank DaveLipp
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DianaSydneyNSW
I will be in Granada for 4 days and wondering if the best area to stay in is The Albayzin or in Centro. I have tickets for the Alhambra and perhaps to stay nearer would be better. Your thoughts please. I will be there in May.
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
When did you visit Granada? If Feb. 2017 I assume there was not a hot summer sun. We are planning to dress warmly for end of March visit. I have read that the elevation there keeps it cool. Please advise if you know differently. Thank you.
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
Has anyone taken a Viatour day trip from Seville that visits the Alhambra and Albayzin? The Albayzin part is optional and I was wondering if it's worth doing.
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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