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Albaicín

Albaicín

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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
$89.60 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

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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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Brilliant experience. Would highly recommend it. Our guide Vincent was brilliant a and informative. Thank you.
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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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