Albayzin, Granada

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#1 of 6 in Neighborhoods in Province of Granada
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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  • Whenever in Granada, visiting "Albayzin" is absolutely a must! This is the old Arab quarter of Granada ... At the last years of the Nasrid Kingdom, it had 40,000 inhabitants and over 30 mosques...  more »
  • Fantastic place wonderful winding streets and narrow alley ways. You have got to enjoy walking otherwise you will miss so much. Spectacular views of the Alhambra and Sierras beyond.  more »
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