Albayzin and Historical Center of Granada Walking Tour

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Explore Albayzin, a World Heritage site, and learn the history of Granada's transformation from being a Muslim city to a Christian city. Visit the most charming and historical areas in the city.

Highlights
  • Walk through Granada's history of conversion from Islam to Christianity
  • Explore the city's Moorish Quarters and a world heritage site, Albayzin
  • Visit chapels and churches all over the city

Description

Go on an exciting journey from Islam to Christianity, illustrating the thriving transformation of Granada; city of myth and splendor.

Come and admire the picturesque Albayzin, the old Moorish quarter which was declared a World Heritage site in 1994. Feel the charm of an area which presents the same infrastructure as it did in the Muslim period; hidden corners, winding narrow streets, Moorish houses (Carmenes), minarets, bath houses (Hammams). Find yourself transported into the medieval times when coming inside the Corral del Carbon, a former Caravanserei, merchants hostel in Granada. See the city's religious history on your visit to the Casa de Zafra. Unravel the tradition of the Moorish World. It is from the Albayzin where you can capture some of the most spectacular views onto the Alhambra, from various viewpoints. A walk along the Carrera del Darro will immerse you in the hassle of this side of the town.

The contrast between the Muslim past and the Christian present is more evident in the Historical Center. The tour takes you to the central Bib-Rambla Square, considered the heart of the town, which is located nearby the ensemble of the Cathedral and Royal Chapel. Opposite to the Chapel you'll find the Madrasa, following on to numerous alleys of the old silk market (Alcaiceria). Where

traders chat and sell local craft in a distinctive Moorish setting.

Take a journey to the past of this fascinating city. And join us in a completely different itinerary through the streets of Granada led by our official guides.

Itinerary

  • Cathedral (main entrance) and Royal Chapel

  • Madrasa

  • Old Hammam (steam room)

  • Corral del Carbon

  • Casa de Zafra (museum of history of Albaicyn Quarter)

  • Alcaiceria (Old Bazaar)

  • Monument of Isabel la Catolica y Christopher Columbus

  • Albayzin

  • Street of tea houses and moorish shops

  • Carvajales viewpoint

  • Carrera del Darro

  • Plaza Nueva

Includes

  • English-speaking guide
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Albayzin and Historical Center of Granada Walking Tour
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This guided walking tour of Albayzin, will help you discover the origins of Granada and illustrates the most important events of its history.

Duration: 2:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: English-speaking guide

At the beginning when we saw the guide at the meeting point, we were not sure if he was one of the tourist or a guide as he was wearing casual cloths, but he was very nice and easy to understand. We were walking around the narrow streets of Albazin, where even a car can't get in - I think it was a difficult route to do without a guide. We took many great pictures and we are very satisfied with the tour!

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Schedule

  • 10:20

    Check-in

  • 10:30

    Walk through Albayzin's winding narrow streets

    You'll see the elements that best identify it today: different sections of the defensive wall, water cisterns, gardened “Carmenes” and traditional houses, urban infrastructure, small intimate squares, impressive landscapes and parish churches.

  • Explore Albayzin

    See typical markets from the Islamic era, reminiscent of the Souk Bazaar in the Middle East. Walk through the Arab-style bazaar with narrow arched pathways where you will be able to shop for some souvenirs.

  • Admire the Cathedral

    This Gothic and Renaissance style cathedral was built about 180 years after the fall of the Granada Mosque over its remains and so it is a fusion. Sculptures, paintings, stained glass and elaborate dome gives the cathedral a large luxurious atmosphere.

  • Discover the Albayzín District

    El Albayzín is a district of present day Granada that retains the narrow winding streets of its Medieval Moorish past. Declared a world heritage site in 1984 It rises on a hill facing the Alhambra offering spectactular views of the Alhambra from the viewing point by the church of San Nicolas.

  • 12:30

    Tour Ends

  • (For Check-In) CICERONE at San Jerónimo Street (Calle San Jerónimo, 10, Granada, España) Time: 10:20:00

  • (For Check-Out) Granada City Center (Granada, Spain) Time: 12:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) CICERONE at San Jerónimo Street (Calle San Jerónimo, 10, Granada, España) Time: 10:20:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Granada City Center (Granada, Spain) Time: 12:30:00

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At the beginning when we saw the guide at the meeting point, we were not sure if he was one of the tourist or a guide as he was we...aring casual cloths, but he was very nice and easy to understand. We were walking around the narrow streets of Albazin, where even a car can't get in - I think it was a difficult route to do without a guide. We took many great pictures and we are very satisfied with the tour!

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