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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 itself, but what makes it particularly stunning is its views of the Alhambra. (The views of the Albaicin from the Alhambra enhance that experience as well!) There's a viewing point by the church of St. Nicolas that offers particularly good Alhambra vistas.

The Albaicin was heritage-listed in 1984. Its name may have derived from settlers fleeing the Christian invasion of the town Baeza, or it may derive from an Arabic phrase meaning 'quarter of the falconers.' Despite the Christian conquest of the city in 1492, it survived as a Muslim quarter for some decades, and you can still see the remains of Islamic bathhouses, mansions and fountains.

Practical Info

Buses 31 and 32 from Plaza Nueva will take you on a circular route around the Albaicin. They run roughly every 10 minutes.

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Granada Day Trip from Seville Including Skip-the-Line Entrance to Alhambra Palace and Optional Albaicin Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 316 Reviews

Experience Andalusia’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed wonders on this day trip from Seville to Granada. Enjoy skip-the-line entrance to Alhambra Palace’s ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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Granada Flamenco Show in Sacromonte and Walking Tour of Albaicin

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 41 Reviews

Watch a flamenco show in a Sacromonte cave in Granada, and then explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed neighborhood of Albaicin on an evening walking tour. ...  Read more

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $32.46

Historical Granada Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Immerse yourself in Granada's rich history on this informative sightseeing tour of the city as you meander through the old quarter of Albaycin, visit the Royal ...  Read more

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.51

Granada Evening Walking Tour with Tapas: Albaicin and Sacromonte

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

See Granada’s sights illuminated by night on a 2-hour evening walking tour around the captivating Albaicin and Sacromonte neighborhoods. With a knowledgeable ...  Read more

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.95

Skip the Line: Granada Alhambra Walking Tour with Albaicin and Sacromonte Segway or Electric Bike Tour

Explore the Alhambra, and then ride a Segway or electric bike around the picturesque Albaicin and Sacromonte districts on this Granada combo tour. In the ...  Read more

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.38

Granada and Albaicin Walking Tour

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Discover historical Granada, the Andalusian city that was born from a blend of cultures, on this comprehensive 2-hour walking tour. Stroll around the city’s ...  Read more

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $16.23

Flamenco show Granada at Jardines de Zoraya

Enjoy a flamenco show in Granada with drink and tapa. Experience a unique, cultural tradition of southern Spain at a flamenco show in Granada. Watch as 2 ...  Read more

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $21.64

Granada Scooter Tour with Optional Flamenco Show

Ride a scooter through the must-visit Granada neighborhoods of Albaicin and Sacromonte on a 2-hour tour! Drive the scooter yourself or settle in behind another ...  Read more

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 2-3 hours

From USD $48.69

Scooter Rental in Granada

Rent a scooter in Granada and explore the charming Andalucian city at your own pace! With a helmet, lock and map included plus a choice of durations ranging ...  Read more

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: Varies

From USD $24.89

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