The Albaicin Quarter (Granada)

The Albaicin Quarter (Granada)


Located to the east of Granada, the Albaicin is one of the most popular neighbourhoods in the city due to its immense cultural, heritage and historical importance. Its origin dates back to the Nasrid kingdom.

This neighbourhood maintains the original Nasrid urban grid, characterized by narrow streets that form an intricate network from San Nicolás to Plaza Nueva.

The traditional homes in this neighbourhood are unique. Each is a free-standing home that has a small garden or orchard and is surrounded by a high wall separating it from the streets.

A characteristic of the Albaicin Quarter is the distribution and channelling of drinking water through its 28 cisterns. Although they are now out of use, several of them are preserved intact.

The Albaicin neighbourhood attracts the largest number of tourists to the city because it is home to many sites of tourist, heritage, artistic and monumental interest.

Among these sites, almost all of Nasrid or Renaissance origin, are the Ziri Wall from the 11th century, the famous gates along the wall (among them are Las Pesas, Elvira and Monaita), the Alhacaba Wall and the Churches of El Salvador, St. Michael and St. Christopher.

The heritage and architectural beauty of the Albaicin Quarter is so great that this neighbourhood received, along with the Alhambra and the Generalife, the declaration of World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994.
   
 
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