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Granada, Andalucia, Spain
The Albayzin is the ancient Jewish-Arabic neighborhood of Granada. Its layout has remained relatively untouched since medieval times & it is prized for this above all else. The houses that make up this residential area are mainly small-middle sized white washed buildings. However there are also several Moorish mansions which are considerably grander, with large walled courtyards & spacious interiors. The entire Albayzin area offers great views of the Alhambra citadel, perched high above it.
The Albayzin is the best place to come if you are looking for an authentic Arabic tea house (Teteria). There are a few of these establishments around, serving many different varieties of tea, alongside coffee & traditional cakes. Different types of flavoured tobacco are often smoked, as is customary in a Teteria.
The lowest part of the Albayzin (the part that runs along the river) is one of the best places to go to pick up a traditional souvenir. There are a number of shops to choose from; selling mainly Arab style ornaments, furniture, & other handicrafts.
There is a wealth of accommodation in the Albayzin area. Those interested in finding out about/booking a hotel online may do so using the below links.
The Casa del Capitel Nazari hotel is housed in a Renaissance Palace in the Albayzin area in full view of the Alhambra citadel
The Palacio de Santa Ines hotel is located in one of the most sought after parts of the city; the Nazari neighbourhood of the Albayzin
Granada Tourist Office
Telephone +34 958 225217
Fax +34 958 223174
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Granada Albayzin, Granada, Andalucia, Spain
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