Albayzín

The Albayzin neighbourhood

The Albaicin is one of the distinguishing case of identity grenadine. The neighborhood is laying on a lofty hill opposite the red hill of Alhambra. Its streets are narrow, winding and elusive; its squares collected, bright and intimate; palaces, mansions and churches are full of history and art. 

In Albayzin abound the cármenes, are typically houses with gardens, Grenadines and the Mudejar towers. The viewpoints of San Nicolás and San Cristóbal offer magnificent views of Granada and the Alhambra. There are still remains of mosques, minarets, cisterns Spanish-Muslim and above all a very Moorish taste and flavor to everyday life, bustling and cheerful.

And Porras spaces, the Christ of the Azucenas and San Miguel Bajo take visitors through the nostalgia of an era, and far away in time.

The Albaicin was Ziríes Court of monarchs in the eleventh century and is considered the last Arab stronghold before being expelled entirely from Granada.

Today the Albaicin is a suburb of the city from which you can see the Alhambra, in which there are still remnants of the Arab wall as well as different doors as Puerta Elvira or some Almohad Mansion.