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 .
Tours to Albayzin
Granada Essential Must-Do Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $33
Duration: 2 hours
Twilight in Albayzin and Gypsy Sacromonte of Granada:Small group tour in English BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $38
Duration: 2 hours
Un barrio muy bien cuidado que merece la pena visitar, son muchas cuestas, pero hay que subirlas para poder llegar a los miradores desde donde se puede admirar todo él con junto, La Alhambra y ciudad ... more »A very well-kept neighborhood worth visiting, there are many slopes, but you have to climb them to reach the viewpoints from where you can admire all of it with together, La Alhambra and granada city.
Es un barrio para no perderse. Aquí retrocedes en el tiempo y vuelves al siglo XIV. No se os ocurra ir en coche, lo primero porque si no tenéis permiso multan y lo segundo os será difícil circular por... more »It's a neighborhood not to be missed. Here you go back in time and go back to the fourteenth century. Don't think about driving, first of all because if you don't have permission you fine and the second will be difficult to drive through streets that can hardly fit a motorbike. Wearing comfortable shoes, the floor is cobbled and the neighborhood very high. Instead of climbing on foot you arrive without breath ingenging it is better to take a minibus and once up go down to admire its streets.
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