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“Well Worth the Walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Albayzin

Albayzin
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Granada and Albaicin Walking Tour
Ranked #4 of 212 things to do in Granada
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Owner description: Named a World Heritage Site, this is the old Moorish quarter of Granada.
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“Well Worth the Walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

You could easily take the number 31 bus to this amazing old Muslim area of Granada. However, Granada and the Albaicin is best seen by walking. You will want to experience the old river-rock winding alleys up to the Mirador San Nicholas. Be forewarned that the uphill trek on narrow cobblestone roads may be difficult for some, but as you keep ascending the hill, you cannot help but wonder what lies around the next corner. It is a labyrinth of many restaurants, teterias (tea houses), free tapas cafes, hookah and souvenir shops selling Arabian slippers, jewelry and scarfs. Even though you will be tempted, try not to turn around and look on your way to the top. Waiting until you reach the square outside of the Church of San Nicolas will be well worth it. Once you reach the lookout, you will be amazed at the spectacular views of of the Sierra Nevada mountains and the Alhambra from over the Albaicin rooftops and through the Darro river valley. There are numerous routes to the mirador, but once there you will encounter many people who are also there to enjoy the view from the short stone wall or from nearby cafes and bars. I believe that it is best to get to the top before sunset to see both the view by daylight and also at night when the Alhambra is illuminated. One key point, be careful on your downward walk. I encountered no problems, however, always be on the lookout for pickpockets. Some people may opt for a cab ride down as there are a few waiting outside the square.

Visited May 2014
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“Winding streets await you here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

The fun of the Albaicin is getting lost in it. Make sure to take unexpected streets and alleys (at least during daytime hours). You will see beautiful streets, flowers, little corners of the old Moorish neighborhood of Granada.

Visited May 2014
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Skelleftea, Sweden
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“The old arab part of Granada”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Lot´s of little shops with this and that, and arab restaurants. Granada is made for walking. You should try to make it up as many hills as possible. The view is nice everywhere, and especially from the little arab temple on top of Albayzin, looking over at the Alhambra

Visited May 2014
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“Wonderful area”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

Wonderful atmosphere as you wander the streets some very quiet and peaceful the. You turn a corner and there is a street full of people and traditional shops. Stayed in the modern part I'd Granada last year and so missed out on this. Some streets give you a lovely view of the Palace as you climb. Maybe better early. morning or late afternoon/evening as can get not.

Visited June 2014
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“Charming neighborhood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

Make sure to walk around here. It's so charming. Lots of cute shops, tea houses, etc. on the steep streets leading up to it. Make sure to check out the view of the Alhambra from the neighborhood. It was one of the highlights of our stay in Granada.

Visited June 2014
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