Albayzin

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  • Address: On the hillside opposite the Alhambra, Granada, Spain
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Walking Area, Historical Site, Neighborhoods

Albayzin - Review

Even in small cities and towns each district has its own flavour, usually marked with its distinct inhabitants, local commerce or architecture. Famous examples include New Orleans’ French Quarter and Antwerp’s famous diamond district. Albayzin, a district in Granada, belongs on the same list as those distinguished districts; an opinion shared by UNESCO as it was declared a World Heritage Site in 1984.  Apart from being the area facing and therefore providing views of the fantastic Alhambra, its claim to fame is its rich Moorish architecture. Wander around its narrow twisting streets and gaze upon some original Moorish buildings, some dating back to the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries. It’s a place you can mingle with the locals and observe the day to day happenings. The bars and restaurants dotted around the locality provide some respite when you are tired of walking.

Albayzin Information

  • Travel light, you will be walking around a neighbourhood, don’t be encumbered with heavy baggage.
  • Sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes are good ideas.
  • Catch a Flamenco dance.
  • Tickets are never sold out for the Flamenco dances, so don’t be conned into thinking they are. Surf around, there are plenty of places offering the same thing.
  • The picturesque district has many steep steps carved into it, be careful!
  • The church of San Nicolas offers a great viewing point from where one can look at the Alhambra.
  • Granada’s archaeological museum is located here. Not the oldest of civilizations Spain, but you may find some good medieval artefacts.
  • Visit the remains of the Arab bath complex.
  • The Church of San Salvador which was built on the ruins of a Moorish mosque.
  • This quiet district is also good to live in when you are visiting Granada.

Albayzin Ticket Prices

  • Entry is free.
  • Paid guided tours are available.

Albayzin Hours

  • Neighborhood is open all over the year.
  • Individual attractions will have separate timings.

How To reach Albayzin by Public Transport

  • Take bus number 31

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TripHobo Highlights for Albayzin

  • Albayzin Address: On the hillside opposite the Alhambra, Granada, Spain
  • Albayzin Timing: 24-hrs
  • Albayzin Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Albayzin(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Albayzin: 02:30 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Albayzin

  • 94.43% of people who visit Granada include Albayzin in their plan

  • 52.41% of people start their Albayzin visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Albayzin

Monday, Thursday and Sunday

91.15% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Albayzin

People normally club together Alhambra and Mirador De San Nicolás while planning their visit to Albayzin.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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