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Albaicín

Plaza Mariana Pineda 10, Granada, Spain

The Basics

With its whitewashed buildings and deep-gardened mansions spilling down the hill, the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Albaicín ranks among Granada’s most picturesque neighborhoods. Most city tours will pass through, but it’s worth taking a walking tour to soak up the views and learn more about the area’s history, culture, and folklore. Some tours also include a walk through Sacromonte, the gypsy quarter known for its ties to flamenco.

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Gold Doubloons: The Alhambra and Palaces of the Albaicin Guided Tour
Gold Doubloons: The Alhambra and Palaces of the Albaicin Guided Tour
US$88.57 per adult
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Excellent tour. Guide first language...
Excellent tour. Guide first language was French but spoke clear English. She explained a lot. We went back to the Alhambra after the Albaicin tour and just wandered around. It is a lot of walking and the Albaicin area is uphill. Our guide explained to some folks how to use bus to get up there but they chose to walk albeit very slowly.
Remzterk, Oct. 2017

Recent reviews from experiences in Granada

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Exceptional private Segway tour with amazing guide!!!
hugo_V, Oct. 2021
Granada: Alhambra, Abadia, Albaicin 3 hour historical tour
We had 1 day to see as much as we could of Granada. This was the perfect way. We covered what would have taken us 2 days in 3 hours. Totally recommend this company. We had an outstanding, fantastic experience with our guide Adolfo. What was also extremely important was his focus on safety. The segways were in perfect condition and he made our day unforgettable! Kudos to Adolfo, he absolutely made our day!!! We can’t wait to. One back to beautiful Granada .
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Night tour
John_W, Oct. 2021
Albaicin and Sacromonte Guided Tour
Great view of the Alhambra and even better at night great tour guide as well really good group of people as well
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Alvaro was amazing!
John_B, Oct. 2021
Guided tour Albaicín and Sacromonte
We were provided the incorrect meeting departure location by Viator, but our guide Alvaro was patient and waited for us. He was a great guide who knew almost everything about Granada and was so helpful. Would definitely recommend to anyone
star-5
Excellent tour
Deborah_W, Oct. 2021
Sunset Walking Tour in Albaicín & Sacromonte
Very good tour, would definitely do another with this company. The tour guide was able to answer all our questions and was full of knowledge
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Segway tour granada
Adrian_F, Jul. 2021
Sacromonte and Albaicin Monumental Segway Tour in Granada
Wonderful trip. Save the time and book this trip and so you don’t have to walk up hills and deal with the heat. George is super knowledgeable about the city and takes pictures for you and even gives restaurant recommendations! Would do another tour with him if we came back to Granada
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Segway tour
kerrypoulton99, Oct. 2019
Sacromonte and Albaicin Monumental Segway Tour in Granada
Brilliant experience. Would highly recommend it. Our guide Vincent was brilliant a and informative. Thank you.
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Our guide, Anna, was very knowledgable...
Susan T, Oct. 2015
Granada Walking Tour Including Alhambra, Albaicin and Sacromonte
Our guide, Anna, was very knowledgable and explained information and details about the Alhambra and Albaisin and Sacremonte barrios very well.
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We really enjoyed the visit to Alambra...
Michelle H, Jun. 2015
Granada Walking Tour Including Alhambra, Albaicin and Sacromonte
We really enjoyed the visit to Alambra in the morning and the evening walk around Granada. We drove from Seville the morning of our tour as it was the only day we could get in, we parked the car in the city and caught a cab to Start point .The audio was faulty but still an amazing tour. Book early!
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Well, I was pleasantly surprised. We...
Malcolm G, Jul. 2017
Granada Combo: Albaicin and Sacromonte Walking Tour and Hop-On Hop-Off Train
Well, I was pleasantly surprised. We turned up and we were, luckily, the only couple. The Guide Irena was very, very nice and fun to walk around with. It was a most enjoyable evening tour. The only drawback for me was I was worn out by the time we were finished. I guess that what is like when you reach 74yrs. I sure needed my glass of beer after that. Thanks Irena.
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This tour was fantastic! Our...
Henri S, Jun. 2017
Skip-the-Line Alhambra with Albaicin, Sacromonte by Segway/Bike
This tour was fantastic! Our guide Maarten in the Alhambra and garden was very good! He gave us many information and told us a lot about the historie! Later on we had a great ebike tour with the beautiful Swedish Saga as tour guide! She brought us to amazing views and told us a lot about the gipsy
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This was a very interesting tour and...
Lou L, May 2017
Granada Combo: Albaicin and Sacromonte Walking Tour and Hop-On Hop-Off Train
This was a very interesting tour and the tour guide was very good, however you need to be in reasonable physical condition to do it -- lots of walking uphill but very much worth it!
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Most incredible tour by incredible guide and service
mktgmann, Oct. 2019
Gold Doubloon: Alhambra Palace and Albaicin Private Tour
I dont write reviews, ever, but really wanted to write a note of commendation for this Nhue guide service on Viator. The Alhambra speaks for itself, but more importantly, this is the guide service to use. I actually tried booking through a different, cheaper service first, but they did not follow up to phone calls or emails before my trip, which made me nervous. So I switched to this service, even though it was more expensive, and it was WORTH IT. Nhue guide service emailed me multiple times and called with WhatsApp to provide very specific instructions where to meet, what time. Our guide was AMAZING. Highly informed and educated, took a lot of time with us, no rush, lots of photos. Also shared with us things about daily life in Spain, personal stories, and a real view not just into history but modern times as well. It may seem expensive, but the Alhambra is difficult to get tickets and a book or audioguide does not do it justice, and a large group tour is no fun. If you invest in one special thing for your trip to Spain, get this private guide service for your trip to Granada.

Things to Know Before You Go

The views of the Alhambra from Albaicín are a must-see for first-time visitors.

Don’t forget to bring your camera to take photos of this picturesque neighborhood.

Wear comfortable shoes with thick soles; many alleys are cobbled.

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How to Get There

The best way to explore the Albaicín is on foot, and the Plaza Santa Ana makes a good starting point. The area has practically no parking, so it’s best to either hire a taxi or catch Buses 31 or 32, which both take a circular route around the neighborhood, from Plaza Nueva.

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When to Get There

With a range of shops and restaurants ready to welcome passersby, The Albaicn is lively throughout the day. Plan to visit in the evening for spectacular twilight views of the Alhambra.

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A Slice of Morocco in Spain

Walk the narrow, sloped streets of Calderería Nueva and Calderería Vieja, and you might feel like you’ve stepped into Northern Africa. The two streets are lined with shops, teahouses, and restaurants selling trinkets and mint tea.

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