The Albaicin (also spelled Albayzin or Albaycin) is Granada's old Muslim quarter, and its steep twisting streets still have a medieval feel. With its white buildings and deep-gardened mansions spilling down the hill, the Albaicin is beautiful in ... 

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

This was a very worthwhile tour to take. Granada is a city rich with history and culture and we could not have done nearly as good a job of getting the gist of the city and seeing all of the right little nooks and crannies without the help of a native tour guide. Our guide (I am forgetting her name now but she was a lovely native of Granada who had learned her English as a nanny in Britain...she was excellent) had a real grasp of the history and culture of Granada. She communicated well, was able to walk the crazy hills of the city without fatigue, and we covered more in two hours than we could have done on our own in two days. You need to be physically fit to take this tour, but it is a superb way to see the old city of Granada and the Albaicin. Don't miss this.

Doing what: Granada and Albaicin Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

This was a great way to get acquainted with Granada. We learned a ton about the city's history and why the Albaicin quarter is so different from the rest of the city...very, very fascinating! Easy walk, interesting sights, and a spectacular view of the Alhambra. Highly recommended!

Doing what: Granada and Albaicin Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2013

Thouroughly enjoyed our walking tour of central Granada and the Albaicin quarter. Very professional and entertaining guide. Excellent communication from local tour operator to keep you informed

Doing what: Granada and Albaicin Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2014

Carmen was very knowledgeable about the city of Granada. We saw many places we would not have found on our own as tourists. A great intro to the city and especially the Albaicin. We got good ideas of what to do on our own during the remainder of our stay in Granada. We would definitely suggest that first time visitors consider this tour!

Doing what: Granada and Albaicin Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2014

Exciting, unique, and wonderful! One of the highlights of our trip! The venue isn't the most comfortable. The language barrier is significant. You'll be shoulder to shoulder with people you don't know. But the show is amazing! The rhythms are complex and fascinating. The dancing is enthralling. This experience was worth every penny and more.

The only reason I gave it 4 stars rather than 5 is because, upon exiting the venue, there were a few moments of confusion where our group didn't know where to go or what to do. We were collected by one of the workers (someone we had not yet met) and led quickly through the streets to one of the Alhambra viewpoints, where our guide stopped to tell us something. (But I have my doubts that any in our group could understand what she was saying.) That was the walking tour part. When she was done, we were given about 5 minutes to appreciate the very nice night-time view. And then it was over. Not much of a "walking tour." But a fun "cultural moment" nevertheless. The van ride through the Albaicin up to Sacromonte is an experience of a lifetime...

It was a wonderful night, filled with laughter, culture, and amazing rhythm.

Doing what: Granada Flamenco Show in Sacromonte and Walking Tour of Albaicin

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
June 2013

There was no tour guide and the transportation was sloppy, I had called from the airport to remind whoever that runs this tour to not forget to pick me up from my hotel which was PALACE OF ALHAMBRA and I had to have the front desk reception called twice then someone said that they would send a taxi to pick me up. I had told them that I would need someone to take me back to this hotel after the dinner/show too but nobody did and I had to remind the ones working at the restaurant to get me a taxi which they should have paid for it! Well they finally call the cab and only gave him 10 Euros and the taxi driver was trying to get me to pay him more money which I did not! So this tour was pretty sloppily organized and the dinner was so-so because when the waiter asked me which choice did I want (he only gave two choices: beef or fish) and I said "Give me Beef"...I guess "BEEF" to the Granadians meant "PORK" and he did NOT BRING ME "BEEF" but "PORK" and I didn't like it but ate it anyway. The Flamenco show was not bad. the place was poorly lit and extremely narrow and crowded and my photos came out looking kind of "hazy, ghostly" with wrong lighting exposure. There was no walking tour of "Albaicin" either. So I would give it a 2 star and that's being generous. If you want to refund me half the money I paid for this or compensate me another way I would appreciate it.

Doing what: Granada Flamenco Show in Sacromonte and Walking Tour of Albaicin

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