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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  • A beautiful hive of buildings and roads with a lot to see, including a cornucopia of interesting architecture, and a range of restaurants plus terraces/squares with excellent views of The Alhambra...  more »
  • Worth the time to visit - a short trip from the Alhambra, It is facinating to see something this old that is in such excellent shape.  more »
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