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Albayzin, Granada

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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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  • It's a beautiful area to walk around with an incredible view of the city and the Alhambra at the top of the hill. Would highly recommend going at dusk for the sunset. Just absolutely stunning. 
    It's a beautiful area to walk around with an incredible view of the city and the Alhambra at the top of the hill. Would highly recommend going at dusk for the sunset. Just absolutely stunning.  more »
  • Two friends and I stayed at an Air B&B. We had a patio and a balcony. The views from my windows were post-card perfect. The streets are lovely. We walked to the highest point and watched the sun.....  more
    Two friends and I stayed at an Air B&B. We had a patio and a balcony. The views from my windows were post-card perfect. The streets are lovely. We walked to the highest point and watched the sun.....  more »

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