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El Albayzín
El Albayzín

El Albayzín

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Granada, AN 18009 Spain
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This hillside district has Granada's finest medieval Moorish mansions. The impressive whitewashed buildings all feature a central courtyard with fountains and flowers. This area was populated by Moors ... Read more
from the town of Baeza in the 1200s and Christians, Jews and Muslims lived in relative harmony here for many years.

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Samarinda

One disgustingly beautiful area in Granada, where its narrow streets filled with impressive architectures of Moorish. It's sure one pleasing area to spoil our eyes and knowledge about how the old Moorish looks like. The fact that one of its highest peak leading to the magnificent massive Alhambra is another a plus.

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Stuttgart

nice to walk arround with no destination, good to spend min. half a day there

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Reading

The old part of Granada and something to be explored on foot. Brilliant view of the Alhambra and Sierra Nevada mountains from the terrace at the top, Go back at sunset to see the changing colours of the Alhambra

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Brisbane

The old moorish town center. Walk around and explore these charming streets, and make sure you get up to the Plaza San Nicolás where you can see an amazing view of the Alhambra and the surrounding serrania

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Denver

Named an UNESCO World Heritage Site in the 1980s, El Albayzin is a 14th century Moorish neighborhood with winding streets and some gorgeous old homes. It's easy to spend the day wandering through it, stopping for a North African-inspired meal or visiting Granada's Archaeological Museum. For a great photo of the Alhambra, head to the Iglesia de San Nicolas--there's a viewing point nearby.

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Chicago

One of my favorite pastimes when studying abroad in Granada was to spend the afternoon wandering the streets of el Albayzín and encountering a new plaza from where I could gaze out at la Alambra.

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As one of the oldest neighborhoods in Granada, the Albayzin preserves its narrow, winding cobblestone roads from the medieval era. It is the old Muslim quarter and set on a hill, giving magnificent views of the Alhambra.

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Syracuse

Beautifully decorated white homes- some of which are actually caves. Tradition is to decorate the homes' exterior with painted plates. When on a tour don't forget to leave a few coins outside the homes on display. Residents use the money to maintain the beautiful exteriors

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League City

Head out just at dusk and stop for some tea and crepes in one of the small teterias near the entrance to the albayzin. Yummmy!

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Los Angeles

We stayed at a place inside Albayzin-the streets are so tiny and so try not to take a car in here; there are huge busses that make it effortlessly within the quarters; wonderful to just stroll, look at houses, etc..

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Santander

You can wander these street for hours seeing something new and exciting around every corner. Just make sure you bring some good walking shoes because a lot of the streets take you way uphill and then back down. Luckily there are a lot of places to sit down and rest, have a drink, see the great views of La Alhambra, and listen to some flamenco music at a little bar.

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Phoenix

The narrow streets of the old district of Albayzín are an open-air museum of architecture and tell the history of Granada's medieval Moorish past.

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Queens

When I lived in Granada, this was a place that I loved to walk around!

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Pasear por un barrio patrimonio de la humanidad es un lujo, escuchar el silencio observando la Alhambra, impagable

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Madrid

El Albaicín es un barrio en la parte alta de Granada, digno de ser visitado en todos los momentos del día: *temprano en la mañana para aprovechar el fresquito de las sombras si hace calor y disfrutar de las vistas a la Alhambra con una luz privilegiada; *cerca del atardecer, para ver como el sol tiñe de tonalidades rojizas y anaranjadas a la fortaleza; y *bien entrada la noche, si puede ser en un restaurante con vistas, para poder contemplarla iluminada artificialmente, lo que sigue teniendo su encanto.

Pero no sólo por las vistas que tiene a la Alhambra hay que subir hasta allí. El barrio en sí mismo tiene un encanto especial, dado que hay allí aún restos de la muralla árabe y se conservan casas de las épocas medievales. Razones por las cuales ha sido incluido dentro del Patrimonio Unesco.

Ideal para perderse por sus callejuelas y descubrir los rincones más fotogénicos. A no perderselo!

Tip 1: una alternativa al mirador de San Nicolás donde se acumula mucha gente, es el de San Cristóbal.
Tip 2: si no quieres subir al barrio caminando, hay buses que te dejan en la parte alta.

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Crotone

..come in bella favola..

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