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  • Address: Granada, Spain
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  • Admission: Free

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 Evening Walking Tour with Tapas: Albaicin and Sacromonte, Granada, null
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Granada Evening Walking Tour with Tapas: Albaicin and Sacromonte

4.5 star rating: Recommended 60 Reviews

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

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

From USD $43.36
Granada Day Trip from Malaga, Malaga, Walking Tours
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Granada Day Trip from Malaga

Book this full day trip from Malaga and discover all the highlights of the incredible city of Granada. It includes a skip-the-line ticket to the Alhambra and a ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $502.05
Historical Granada Sightseeing Tour, Granada, Day Trips
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Historical Granada Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 289 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 $62.76
Granada and Albaicin Walking Tour, Granada, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Granada and Albaicin Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 389 Reviews

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

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

From USD $20.54
Granada Combo: Albaicin and Sacromonte Walking Tour and Hop-On Hop-Off Train, Granada, Walking Tours
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Granada Combo: Albaicin and Sacromonte Walking Tour and Hop-On Hop-Off Train

Get a snapshot of old-world Spain on this 2-hour walking tour of Albaicin and Sacromonte. With an expert guide, delve into Granada’s Moorish roots at the ...  Read more

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

From USD $34.23
Albaicin and Sacromonte Electric Bicycle Tour in Granada, Granada, Walking Tours
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Albaicin and Sacromonte Electric Bicycle Tour in Granada

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Get to know Granada’s oldest neighbourhoods with this 3 hour bicycle tour. Their steep, narrow, cobbled streets make the eBike an ideal way to get around. ...  Read more

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.87
Granada Segway Tour to Albaicin and Sacromonte, Granada, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Granada Segway Tour to Albaicin and Sacromonte

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 40 Reviews

Enjoy this tour on a Segway, with an instructor who will introduce you to Granada's Albaicin World Heritage Site and Sacromonte.

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $54.77
Sacromonte Abbey, Albaicin and Realejo Cultural eBike Tour in Granada, Granada, Segway Tours
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Sacromonte Abbey, Albaicin and Realejo Cultural eBike Tour in Granada

Enjoy this 4-hour ebike tour in Granada and discover the historical neighbourhoods of Sacromonte and Albaicin. Visit the interior of Sacromonte Abbey with ...  Read more

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

From USD $91.28
Albayzin and Sacromonte Walking Tour from Granada, Granada, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Albayzin and Sacromonte Walking Tour from Granada

3 star rating: Worth doing 10 Reviews

Join a small-group of 15 and visit the Albaycin and Sacromonte Neighborhoods. Observe the area as your guide leads you and provides historical and modern day ...  Read more

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

From USD $26.24
Sacromonte and Albaycin Walking Tour, Granada, Walking Tours
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Sacromonte and Albaycin Walking Tour

Granada, a Muslim and gypsy land par excellence. The best example of this are the two neighborhoods of Albayzin and Sacromonte. On this 2.5-hour guided walking ...  Read more

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

From USD $13.69

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