|Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada|
|Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List|
|Criteria||i, iii, iv|
|UNESCO region||Europe and North America|
|Inscription||1984 (8th Session)|
El Albayzín (also Albaicín or El Albaicín) is a district of present day Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain, that retains the narrow winding streets of its Medieval Moorish past. It was declared a world heritage site in 1984, along with the more famous Alhambra.
It rises on a hill facing the Alhambra and many tourists journey into the Albayzin primarily for the spectactular views of the Alhambra from the viewing point by the church of San Nicolas.
Highlights within the area include the remains of an Arab bath complex, Granada's archeological museum, and the church of San Salvador, built on the remains of a Moorish mosque. The Albayzin also contains some original Moorish houses and a wide range of restaurants, including several streets whose eateries are inspired by North Africa.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Albaicín.|
- Albayzín on ArchNet, retrieved October 24, 2006
- World Heritage page on Albayzín , retrieved October 24, 2006
- Albayzín in turgranada.es Official Site for tourism of the province of Granada
- Albayzín in granada-in.com Itineraries by the district of the Albaicin (in Spanish)
- Webcam Albayzín - Granada/Alhambra
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