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Granada / Granada / Albaicin Quarter

Albaicin Quarter

Albaicin Quarter

It takes up the whole hill that forms the Western part of the Cerro de San Miguel (St. Michael´ s hill) and the Southern part of the Cerro de San Cristóbal (St Christopher´ s hill).

When the Christian conquered the city of Baeza in the North of Andalusia, at the beginning of the XIII Century, the inhabitants run away to the South, settling down in the outskirts of the fortress of Granada. They called this new quarter al-Bayazzin, “place for the people from Baeza”.

However, after some time, the rest of the hill – the “old fortress”, whose name in Arab was “Alcazaba Kadima”- also took the name of “Albaicin”. It has seductive charms that make it the most attractive and evocative quarter of Granada: the peculiar distribution of its houses placed over hills in irregular levels and its rough ground; its tortuous and narrow streets, with steep slopes that keep their primitive medieval urban planning; the abundance of green spaces and white houses with the typical interior gardens known as Carmenes.

Two beautiful viewpoints should be highlighted: the Mirador de San Nicolás and the Mirador de San Miguel, with beautiful sights to the Alhambra and the lower part of the city.



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Barrio del AlbayzĂ­n 18009 Granada (Granada)

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