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Albaicin

Wander the labyrinthine streets of this old Muslim Quarter and discover Al-Andalus, a world gone by.

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Granada: Sunset Walking Tour in Albaicín & Sacromonte

1. Granada: Sunset Walking Tour in Albaicín & Sacromonte

Choose from a private or shared tour and visit some of the most emblematic quarters of Granada. No trip to Granada is complete without having visited the Albaicín and Sacromonte. Pass through Albaicín, protected as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1994. Also known as the old Muslim Quarter, it contains labyrinthine streets through which you will discover the fascinating world of Al-Andalus, and enjoy the famous landscape of Granada from San Nicolás' viewpoint. Next on your journey, head to the Sacromonte Quarter, which contains more than 3,000 caves and panoramic views from hidden areas. While you are here, make sure to take the best pictures of Granada from this amazing valley. On your tour, you will also pass through significant sites of Granda, such as the Plaza Nueva, Placeta de San Gregorio, and Casa Enrique Morente, all of which are perfectly suited for snapping some stunning photos to show your friends and family.

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From Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín Full-Day Tour

2. From Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín Full-Day Tour

Depart Seville and journey to the city of Granada to take a tour of the historic Alhambra, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural importance and architectural beauty. Benefit from the services of an official tour guide and expert in the history of the fortress, built for the Nasrid emirs who ruled Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. Marvel at the fortifications of the Alcazaba (citadel), built to protect the city's districts, including the Moorish suburb of "El Albayzín". Admire the beauty of the Generalife, home to the summer pleasure gardens of the Emir. Next, drive to the center of Granada to enjoy free time for lunch. Then, take a guided walk of the UNESCO-protected Albaicín district where the winding streets are reflective of its Medieval Moorish past. Stroll past whitewashed houses and encounter age-old churches and flower-filled balconies. Stop to take in the spectacular panoramas of the Alhambra fortress perched on the neighboring hilltop. Return to Seville at the end of your historical adventure, and be dropped off at your original starting point.

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Granada: Flamenco Show in Albaycin

3. Granada: Flamenco Show in Albaycin

Experience the flamenco culture of southern Spain at an atmospheric tablao in Granada’s Albaycín neighborhood, just minutes from the San Nicolás viewpoint. Take your seats for the show, consisting of several different palos (flamenco styles), from the soleá to an alegría. Watch as 2 dancers are accompanied by a passionate flamenco singer, a guitar player, and a percussionist.

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Granada: Segway Tour

4. Granada: Segway Tour

Discover the city center of Granada and Albaicin on a panoramic Segway tour. Due to its special geographical location, Granada offers great routes with picturesque views. Cover a large distance with a local and experienced guide, whilst learning all about this historical city. Riding a Segway doesn't require any previous experience, and whether or not you have tried it before, you will go through the training process before the tour begins. It usually takes 10-15 minutes to get comfortable on the Segway. Following your guide, pass by Plaza Nueva, Fuente del Toro, and Paseo de los Tristes, all the way up to the hilltop settlement of Albaicin. This old neighborhood is famous for its breathtaking views overlooking both the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada mountains. Travel along narrow winding streets dating back to the city's Moorish rule and admire the Islamic architecture.

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Granada: Alhambra, Generalife & Albaicin Private Tour

5. Granada: Alhambra, Generalife & Albaicin Private Tour

Skip the lines to the most visited monument in Spain and discover one of the best examples of Islamic architecture in the world. Admire the palaces, gardens and walls of the Alhambra and hidden Nasrid Palaces in Granada on a 5.5-hour tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built on Sabika Hill for the Nasrid Dynasty, the Alhambra was the most impressive fortified complex of Muslim Spain. Its walls still stand as testimony to the city's golden age. Enter the glorious Albaicín district to explore Granada’s most ancient quarter. Walk along narrow, cobblestone streets and admire balconies of stunning floral displays. Get breathtaking views of the Alhambra and see the mansions built for the Nasrid nobles in the 14th and 15th centuries. Benefit from a lunch break and time to digest an extraordinary period in Spanish history and art. 

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Electric Bike Tour with 2 Options to Explore Granada

6. Electric Bike Tour with 2 Options to Explore Granada

The Albaicín, a World Heritage Site, and Sacromonte are 2 of Granada’s most colorful, enchanting, and historical districts. Sacromonte is known for its caves in which gypsies celebrate nightly with their flamenco songs and dancing. Explore these areas on an electric bike tour accompanied by your instructor/guide who will ensure that you see the sights of interest. This is just 1 of 4 electric bike tour options in Granada. The tours range from 2-3 hours in duration, and all begin with a training session to familiarize you with the operation of the vehicle. If you don’t want miss any of Granada's nooks or crannies, choose the XL tour. You’ll travel through all the city’s neighborhoods on this 2nd option and see hidden places such as the Palace of Dar-al-Horra, the Paseo de los Tristes, the San Nicolas Viewpoint, and the Cuesta de Chapiz. Ride your electric bike along the paths and trails of the forest on the outskirts of Granada. On this 3rd tour option your guide will show you the magnificent views of the Albaycin and the Alhambra from the Silla del Moro viewpoint. On a 4th option you can enjoy one of the best sunsets in the world! Ride your electric bike with your guide to the top of Granada to enjoy the spectacular colors and the sights below.

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Granada Full Day: Alhambra, Albayzin and Sacromonte

7. Granada Full Day: Alhambra, Albayzin and Sacromonte

The ancient city of Granada is full of unique beauty: come spend a full day in the city and soak up its culture, architecture, and history. In the morning, you will see the stunning Alhambra, a fortress built in the 9th century which later became a royal residence. In the afternoon, you will travel through Albayzin and Sacramonte, two fascinating Muslim neighbourhoods of the city. Albayzin is considered one of the most beautiful districts of Granada, known for its cobblestones and medieval feel. In Sacromonte, you’ll see the traditional cave houses inhabited historically by gypsies, and experience its gorgeous flamenco shows. Walking is by far the best way to explore every nook and cranny of the labyrinthian structure of these neighbourhoods.  Let your tour guide surprise you with historical information, legends, and artistic details for an unforgettable day.

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Granada: Guided Albaicin, Sacromonte, and Viewpoints Tour

8. Granada: Guided Albaicin, Sacromonte, and Viewpoints Tour

The tour begins in Plaza Nueva next to the High Court of Justice. Following an introduction, You will walk along the Paseo de los Tristes in the direction of the Sacromonte whilst discovering surprising historical details on the way. In the Sacromonte neighborhood you will learn about the cave houses, before visiting viewpoints which boast panoramic views of both the Alhambra and the city. You'll also discover flamenco art, learning about the importance it has in this particular neighborhood. Whilst walking from Sacromonte to Albaicin you will learn of the history and anecdotes of various places. This will conclude with you arriving at the San Nicolas viewpoint, where you will be greeted with panoramic views of the Alhambra. As you walk through the Albaicín neighborhood and learn its incredible history, you will come to the realization that these are two neighborhoods are simply loaded with history and fantastic panoramic viewpoints.

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Granada: Alhambra Full Complex & Andalusi Monuments Tickets

9. Granada: Alhambra Full Complex & Andalusi Monuments Tickets

Embark on an adventure and buy this ticket that includes a Alhambra visit. See the Nasrid Palaces, Generalife and Alcazaba as well as monuments such as Bañuelo, Casa Morisca (Horno de Oro St.), Dar al-Horra Palace, Chapíz House and Zafra House. Marvel at the Alhambra and Albaicín that are now connected by Dobla de Oro. Enjoy a cultural and tourist itinerary that tries to inspire the narrow links between the oldest neighborhood of the city through the visit to six Muslim monuments.  Alhambra and Generalife are both recognized as UNESCO World Heritage.

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Alhambra Visit and Guided Tour of Albaycin and Sacromonte

10. Alhambra Visit and Guided Tour of Albaycin and Sacromonte

The Alhambra is one of the most famous monuments in Spain and one of the most visited of the world. On this tour, you will visit the Alhambra complex, the Nasrid Palaces (if option selected), Generalife Palace and its gardens, Alcazaba, and the Palace of Carlos V. Explore the Nasrid Palaces, Alhambra fortress, and the Generalife Gardens with a skip-the-line ticket. Learn about Granada's Moorish history as you explore this site which overlooks the beautiful city of Granada. The Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most-visited attractions in the world. With an informative audio guide in hand, go at the pace that's perfect for you. Learn all about the history of the Nasrid Kingdom through its architecture and the imagery throughout the fortress and gardens. Find out about the significance of water in this complex and relax in the Generalife Gardens. Complete the visit to Alhambra with a tour of the Unesco Heritage Neighborhoods of Albayzin and Sacromonte. On a guided tour, visit the Muslim neighborhood of Albayzín and the gypsy neighborhood of Sacromonte, two of the most distinctive neighborhoods in the region, with beautiful views in front of Alhambra. Take the opportunity to get some amazing photos. This route of approximately 2.5 hours, will take you across narrow streets, neighborhoods that will transport you back in time, and help you to feel the charm of the magical city. You can choose to do this tour in 1 or 2 days. On the 1 day tour, you will do the Alhambra tour in the morning and, in the afternoon, head to Albayzin and Sacromonte. For the 2 day option, on the first day you will visit the Alhambra tour at the time you select, and on the second day, go to Albayzin and Sacromonte for a guided tour in the afternoon.

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What people are saying about Albaicin

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We had an amazing time on our 2 hour Segway tour. Our teenagers thought it was the best part of our 2 week trip! George is really nice and so fun. Very accommodating to what we were wanting and gave us different information from other tours. Stories were fun for the teenagers. Segways were really easy to use and although we like to walk, we covered much more of ground we would have without the segways.

This Segway tour is by far the best way to see the wonderful city of Granada. Our guide Alberto was really nice and patiently showed us how to use them before launching on the amazing tour through the magical streets of Granada

Juani is an excellent tour guide. She have lots of knowledge about history of Al Andalus and its development. Highly recommended!!!

Amazing insights and history from our guide Wanita! Really enjoyed the trip

We have loved the show. I would recommend it and I would repeat