"THE ALBAICIN" Albaicin Tip by BerniShand

Albaicin, Granada: 74 reviews and 102 photos

  the Puerta de Elvira
by BerniShand
  • the Puerta de Elvira - Granada
      the Puerta de Elvira
    by BerniShand
  • THE ALBAICIN - Granada
  • THE ALBAICIN - Granada
  • THE ALBAICIN - Granada
  • THE ALBAICIN - Granada

the Albaicin is the name given to the area bordered by the Alhambra, Sacromonte, the Plaza Nueve and the Calle Elvira, originally it was a walled city, the Puerta de Elvira is well over 1,000 years old and is the last remaining city gate. After the conquest of Granada the Moorish residents left the area and their mosques were destroyed or converted to catholic churches

as you walk up the narrow streets its easy to lose all sense of time and direction, then suddenly you will come to a small busy plaza, and find your way back to your route and to this century
walk up to the Mirador and Church of San Nicholas, from the terrace there is a stunning view of the Alhambra, there are many tiny churches in the Albaicin to peek inside and several good museums

I think I would be hesitant to walk along some of the quiet streets at night, I would stick to the busy well lit areas, but do an evening visit to the souk and the tea shops and you will feel that you are in North Africa not Spain

Address: Albaicin neighbourhood
Directions: This area is between Calle Elvira, Plaza Nueva and the sacromonte
Website: http://www.albaicin-granada.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 20, 2005
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