Albaicin Tours

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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.

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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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Address: Granada, Spain
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1.5 Hour Flamenco Show in a Cave-Restaurant in Granada

Watching a traditional Flamenco performance is a highlight of any visit to Andalusia and this 1.5-hour dinner show is located in one of Granada’s most spectacular venues. Take your seats in the atmospheric cave-restaurant of El Templo del Flamenco, tuck into a delicious 2- or 5-course dinner, and be entertained by a thrilling live flamenco show.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$29.94 USD
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Twilight in Albayzin and Gypsy Sacromonte of Granada in a Reduced Group Tour

Stroll the illuminated streets of Granada on an ambient 2-hour walking tour led by an accomplished guide at night. Wander the incandescent labyrinth of Albaicin and listen as your guide provides captivating historical context and uncovers cultural secrets. See the opulent Alhambra palace complex bathed in the gentle evening light and admire luminescent landmarks on your way to the caves of Sacromonte. Hear of the area’s fiery flamenco traditions then pleasure your palate with a selection of tapas and drinks. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to 12.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Sacromonte and Albaycin Walking Tour

Take an informative walking tour of the Albayzin and Sacromonte neighborhoods in Grenada. The route consists of 10 stops; your local guide will explain the history and significance of each. Visit Ziri wall, see the Plaza Larga, enjoy views from the Alhambra Fortress, and more. You’ll also learn about some of the city’s famous residents.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$14.97 USD
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Granada Combo: Albaicin and Sacromonte Walking Tour and Hop-On Hop-Off Train

Step into old-world Spain on this 2-hour Granada walking tour. See ancient Islamic buildings, gaze out over the rose-tinted Alhambra palace complex and learn about the city's Moorish heritage on a stroll through the UNESCO-listed neighborhood of Albaicin. Then, continue to the historical Sacromonte quarter, famed for its thriving flamenco scene. Plus, you’ll receive a hop-on hop-off tourist train ticket for use on the day of your tour.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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4WD Sierra Nevada Safari Tour in Granada

Embark on a half-day 4WD adventure in Sierra Nevada National Park that’s tailor-made to provide the most spectacular views of snow-capped peaks, white mountain villages and Mediterranean forests. Access remote and less-visited sections of the park, and enjoy a drink at an alpine restaurant while soaking up panoramic vistas.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Guided Walking Tour in Granada

Maximise your time in Granada with a private guide and a 3-hour walking tour tailor-made for you. Stroll around Granada’s historic neighborhoods; marvel at the magnificent Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage site; and visit landmarks such as Granada Cathedral and the Palacio de Generalife.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$57.59 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Night Adventure Tour

Experience an alternative and adventurous side of Granada when you embark on this nighttime tour. Equipped with headlamps to help navigate the darkness, you’ll explore the Albayzin (Granada’s ancient Muslim district), will chart the caves of Sacromonte, wander through the Dehesa del Generalife park, admire nighttime views from the Silla del Moro, and otherwise discover a side of the city that most tourists miss.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Flamenco Show at Jardines de Zoraya, Granada

Take part in one of southern Spain’s most beloved cultural traditions at an authentic, live flamenco show in Granada’s historic Albaycín district. Settle into an atmospheric ‘tablao’ dance hall and experience the multisensory passion of flamenco as two dancers perform various styles, accompanied by the soulful melodies of a guitarist and singer. Choose from two nightly performance times and enjoy the fantastic show!
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Granada Essential Must-Do Tour

Delve into the historical heart of Granada on a comprehensive 2-hour walking tour led by an accomplished guide. Absorb the antique charm of the center as you discover the rich cultural tapestry that comprises the city; see the Moorish magnificence of Acaicería; gaze at the religious resplendence of the Cathedral; and wander the UNESCO-listed neighborhood of Abaicin to witness a diverse architectural tableau and enjoy panoramic views of Alhambra on its adjacent hilltop perch.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Granada Hot-Air Balloon Ride

Experience an enchanting sunrise over Granada on an exhilarating hot-air balloon ride. Soar over the city and see legendary landmarks like the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra palace complex and the secretive Sacromonte Caves. Enjoy this unique perspective as the sun casts an incandescent glow over the mountains and the city begins to wake. On your return to land, appease your appetite with a traditional Andalusian brunch and a lavish glass of cava.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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$236.10 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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Granada Tapas Walking Tour

Awaken your senses to the tantalizing taste of traditional tapas on a 2.5-hour culinary and cultural tour of Granada. Delve into the city’s rich past while feasting upon a selection of sublime Spanish specialties with an interesting guide; see significant sights such as Plaza Nueva and Santa Ana Church, interspersing attractions with visits to locally loved tapas bars and ambient bars. See the city from the vertiginous vantage point of Mirador San Nicolás and gain fascinating insight into Moors who ruled the city before the Spanish conquered on this enriching excursion.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Albayzin and Sacromonte Walking Tour from Granada

Explore the historical Albayzin and Sacromonte neighborhoods of Granada on this 2-hour afternoon walking tour. Delve into the hillside Moorish quarter of Albayzin, and see its whitewashed ‘cármenes’ houses, cobbled plazas, and other landmarks. Learn about its medieval layout and cultural roots, and absorb the panoramas of the Alhambra Palace. Finish with a look around the gypsy district of Sacromonte, discovering its traditional cave houses and gypsy folklore and arts.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Small-Group Electric Bike Tour of Granada

Maximize time spent in Granada with an electric bike tour. Cover ground quickly as you cruise through this vibrant city, learning about its history and architecture as you cycle. The group size is limited to a maximum of 8 to ensure personal attention from your guide and you can choose from several flexible departure times.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Granada Day Trip from Seville

Maximize time in Spain with a private daytrip to Granada from Seville. Travel through Andalusian olive groves to reach Granada and skip-the-line at the city’s most popular landmark, the Alhambra. Relax over a lunch of tapas in the Albaycin neighborhood and explore Granada on foot with a guide leading the way to see markets and mountain views.
  • Duration: 9 to 11 hours
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$252.23 USD
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  • Duration: 9 to 11 hours
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Private Tour: Historical Granada

Delve into Granada’s storied history with this private, half-day sightseeing tour. Visit the flamboyant Royal Chapel, see the magnificent Granada Cathedral and explore the narrow, timeworn streets of ancient Albaycin. You’ll also stroll along the Gran Via, get up close to the 16th-century Carthusian Monastery and gaze out over the city from the Mirador de San Nicholas viewpoint.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$48.37 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Skip-the-Line Alhambra with Albaicin, Sacromonte by Segway/Bike

Combine a skip-the-line visit to Granada’s iconic The Alhambra with an electric bike or Segway tour of Albaicin and Sacromonte on this 5-hour combo tour, ideal for visitors short on time in Andalucia. Beat lines often in advance of two hours with your skip-the-line ticket to the UNESCO-listed Alhambra and explore the Moorish features and Generalife Gardens with a guide. Then, depending on the option chosen at checkout, you’ll take a Segway or electric bike tour of Albaicin, the city's old Muslim quarter, and Sacromonte, the epicenter of Granada's flamenco scene.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$119.78 USD
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Granada Segway Tour to Albaicin and Sacromonte

Explore the ancient treasures of Granada on a fun and informative Segway tour! Cover more ground than walking while enjoying fresh Andalusian air and the flexibility to stop often. Roll through the streets of the World Heritage-listed Albaicin, the city’s old Moorish quarter, while your local guide points out highlights and shares facts about the city’s fascinating layered history. You’ll also tour the Sacromonte district, home to gypsy caves and a rich flamenco heritage.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$55.28 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Scooter Rental in Granada

Discover the pretty Andalucian city of Granada at your own pace with this scooter rental. Select the rental duration to suit your vacation schedule — from 24 hours up to seven days — and whether you would like to ride alone or with a passenger. Then, slip on your helmet, plan your itinerary using the included map and set off to explore the UNESCO-listed Albaicin neighborhood and a bevy of historical sights like Sacromonte Caves and Granada Cathedral.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$33.40 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Small-Group Sunset Walking Tour of Granada's Albayzin and Sacromonte Quarters

Visiting the Albayzin and Sacromonte quarters is a must for every curious traveler. The essence of the city is here, in its labyrinthine streets full of legends. Not to miss a charming cave/bar, while having tapas and a drink.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$31.10 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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