Genteel apartments in Albaicín

The Albaicín is one of the most representative areas of Granada. Through the walk of its narrow streets, you can get lost in that charming sinuous maze and discover the traditional cármenes, that is to say, isolated houses surrounded by a high wall and that have a small garden.

This neighbourhood is situated at 700-800 metres above sea level; it extends from the highest area (San Nicolás) to the Darro river and the calle Elvira, which meet at Plaza Nueva.

It was court of the Zirid dynasty in the 11th century and it is considered as the last Muslim stronghold before being expelled of Granada. Its heyday was in the past few years of the Nasrid power, with a population of over forty thousand inhabitants and thirty mosques.

The Albaicín mixes the medieval constructions with the traditional Mediterranean architecture, giving rise to a harmonious combination of different styles. It exhibits a lot of examples of its Moorish origin and of its Muslim spirit, because there are remains of the medieval wall, of the different access, such as the Puerta de Elvira (Gate of Elvira) or the Puerta de Fajalauza (Gate of Fajalauza). Besides, there are minarets, mosques, some Almohad mansion or even Hispanic-Muslim cisterns that distributed the drinking water. For this reason, its streets full of history and art allow you to take you back to another period in history.

The miradores de San Nicolás y de San Cristóbal make it possible to enjoy the beautiful views not only of Granada, but also of the Alhambra. Besides, some interesting tourist places are El Bañuelo (wonderful public baths), the illuminated and intimate squares, such as the Plaza de Porras, Plaza de las Azucenas and Plaza de San Miguel Bajo, or some flamenco venues (tablao flamenco in Spanish) for enjoying the unique pure art in the cradle of the flamenco.

Thus, this area gets that the person who walks on it notice the essence of the past time in the present itself, while admiring this architectural contrast and having a good time in a flamenco spectacle that cannot fail to move you.

Not surprisingly, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, like the Alhambra and the Generalife.

Featured apartments in Albaicín

San Nicolás House in Granada

10 guest(s) max. | 500 m2 | 5 bedroom(s) | 4 bathroom(s)

Amazing house recently renovated just by the Mirador de San Nicolas, with sights over the Alhambra

Area: Albaicín


Mirador de los Arcos Apartment in Granada

4 guest(s) max. | 70 m2 | 2 bedroom(s) | 1 bathroom(s)

Amazing apartment with swimming pool and wonderful views of The Alhambra...

Area: Albaicín


Mirador de Lorca Apartment in Granada

4 guest(s) max. | 95 m2 | 2 bedroom(s) | 1 bathroom(s)

Wonderful duplex apartment with great views of La Alhambra....

Area: Albaicín


Carmen de la Muralla House in Granada

6 guest(s) max. | 200 m2 | 3 bedroom(s) | 2 bathroom(s)

Stunning Carmen placed by the Wall of Alberzana

Area: Albaicín


San Gil Penthouse in Granada

6 guest(s) max. | 60 m2 | 2 bedroom(s) | 2 bathroom(s)

Luxury two bedrooms penthouse with a private terrace offering spectacular views and a magnificent location...

Area: Albaicín


Alminar III - C Apartment in Granada

4 guest(s) max. | 60 m2 | 1 bedroom(s) | 1 bathroom(s)

Bright one bedroom duplex in one of the best and most beautiful areas of Granada: the neighborhood of ’El Albaicin’...

Area: Albaicín


Alhacaba Penthouse in Granada

6 guest(s) max. | 80 m2 | 3 bedroom(s) | 2 bathroom(s)

Magnificent three bedrooms penthouse with two terraces which offer amazing views of the surroundings, in El Albaycín neighbourhood...

Area: Albaicín


Alminar III - D Apartment in Granada

4 guest(s) max. | 60 m2 | 1 bedroom(s) | 1 bathroom(s)

Bright one bedroom duplex in one of the best and most beautiful areas of Granada: the neighborhood of ’El Albaicin’...

Area: Albaicín


San Gil II Apartment in Granada

6 guest(s) max. | 80 m2 | 2 bedroom(s) | 1 bathroom(s)

Design apartment with capacity up to six people in a privileged area in the centre of Granada...

Area: Albaicín


Alminar V - B Apartment in Granada

4 guest(s) max. | 60 m2 | 1 bedroom(s) | 2 bathroom(s)

Nice duplex apartment with one bedroom and an unbeatable location in the famous neighbourhood of El Albaycín...

Area: Albaicín


Alminar II Apartment in Granada

4 guest(s) max. | 58 m2 | 1 bedroom(s) | 1 bathroom(s)

Cozy one bedroom apartment located in the neighborhood of the Albaicin, also close to the center of Granada...

Area: Albaicín


Alminar V - C Apartment in Granada

4 guest(s) max. | 60 m2 | 1 bedroom(s) | 2 bathroom(s)

Nice duplex apartment with one bedroom and an unbeatable location in the famous neighbourhood of El Albaycín...

Area: Albaicín


Alminar I Apartment in Granada

6 guest(s) max. | 100 m2 | 2 bedroom(s) | 2 bathroom(s)

Premium large apartment with two bedrooms located in the famous neighborhood of the Albaicin, a few minutes walking from the centre of Granada...

Area: Albaicín


Alminar V - D Apartment in Granada

4 guest(s) max. | 60 m2 | 1 bedroom(s) | 2 bathroom(s)

Nice duplex apartment with one bedroom and an unbeatable location in the famous neighbourhood of El Albaycín...

Area: Albaicín


Alminar III - A Apartment in Granada

4 guest(s) max. | 60 m2 | 1 bedroom(s) | 1 bathroom(s)

Bright one bedroom duplex in one of the best and most beautiful areas of Granada: the neighborhood of ’El Albaicin’...

Area: Albaicín


Daurus Apartment in Granada

3 guest(s) max. | 54 m2 | 1 bedroom(s) | 1 bathroom(s)

Charming one bedroom apartment located in one of the most beautiful areas of the Albaicin, along the Darro River, a few minutes walking from the heart of the centre of Granada...

Area: Albaicín


Alminar V - A Apartment in Granada

4 guest(s) max. | 60 m2 | 1 bedroom(s) | 2 bathroom(s)

Nice duplex apartment with one bedroom and an unbeatable location in the famous neighbourhood of El Albaycín...

Area: Albaicín


Alminar IV Apartment in Granada

6 guest(s) max. | 100 m2 | 2 bedroom(s) | 3 bathroom(s)

Great two-bedroom duplex with a private terrace in a quiet place with little lovely gardens at the very heart of Granada, at ’El Albaicín’ district.

Area: Albaicín


Reyes Apartment in Granada

6 guest(s) max. | 50 m2 | 2 bedroom(s) | 1 bathroom(s)

Cozy quality apartment with two bedrooms and a privileged location in the Albaicin quarter...

Area: Albaicín


Alminar VI Apartment in Granada

6 guest(s) max. | 100 m2 | 2 bedroom(s) | 2 bathroom(s)

Charming one bedroom apartment with a privileged location at El Albaicín quarter, near The Alhambra and historic centre of Granada...

Area: Albaicín


Alminar Penthouse in Granada

10 guest(s) max. | 250 m2 | 3 bedroom(s) | 3 bathroom(s)

Amazing penthouse with private terrace in El Albaicín neighbourhood of Granada...

Area: Albaicín


Alminar VII Apartment in Granada

6 guest(s) max. | 120 m2 | 3 bedroom(s) | 2 bathroom(s)

Premium large apartment with three bedrooms located in the wonderful neighborhood of the Albaicín, a few minutes walking from the centre of Granada.

Area: Albaicín


San Pedro House in Granada

5 guest(s) max. | 60 m2 | 2 bedroom(s) | 1 bathroom(s)

Magnificent house located in the heart of the Albaicin quarter, fully equipped and ideal to enjoy a perfect stay in Granada...

Area: Albaicín


Casa San Gregorio House in Granada

9 guest(s) max. | 250 m2 | 5 bedroom(s) | 5 bathroom(s)

Exclusive luxury house with private garden and pool located in the Albaicín quarter, a few minutes walking from central Granada...

Area: Albaicín


Alminar III - B Apartment in Granada

4 guest(s) max. | 60 m2 | 1 bedroom(s) | 1 bathroom(s)

Bright one bedroom duplex in one of the best and most beautiful areas of Granada: the neighborhood of ’El Albaicin’...

Area: Albaicín


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Andrea

february 2017

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Loved Granada, we visited local tapas bars and the tea houses and of course The Alhambra which is spectacular. Lots to see, lovely vibes to the city. Recommend the city tour bus to get around and to to get a good feel for the place. Even in February it was great to sit and watch some street buskers in the sunshine!

ana moreno santamaria

january 2017

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Maravillosa.

Diego

december 2016

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Mi familia y yo hemos descubierto una preciosa ciudad, cercana y entrañable, en la que nos hemos sentido como en casa, sin duda volveremos a seguir conociendola mas a fondo

Elias & Ana

october 2016

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Perfect city for someone who likes finding a bit of history in everything. Lovely and talented street artists, good terraces with super friendly people. Can´t help but loving every aspect of the place.

Gregory McBain

september 2016

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Such a beautiful city and the people are so friendly and helpful. The Alhambra is the focus and just amazing to see up close. Reservations in advance are important. Be sure to go up to the St. Nicholas square and eat at one of the cafes overlooking the Alhambra and Sierra Nevada mountains in the distance.

Nassereddine Ilham

august 2016

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Ville très conviviale, malgré les sites touristiques bondés. Expérience à renouveler!

Michael Huber

august 2016

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Granada is a fantastic city with an incredibly rich history. In this era of ebb and flow among christian, muslim and jewish culture, Granada provides rich insights into how Europe dealt with these issues 1000 years ago. The architecture, beyond the incomparable Alhambra, is wonderful, and the food is great. The people are cordial and stoic and subdued by Spanish standards. The scenery and location at the base of the sierra nevada mountains, near the beach and near so many cultural destinations in Spain is unbeatable.

Hélène

july 2016

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La Alhambra, l´Albaycin, la Capilla Real,la Plaza Nueva, la musique au détour des rues, les boutiques... envoûtant.

Ruth

may 2016

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Lots to see and a beautiful city.

Rok

may 2016

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8,5
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Loved whole city and all sites we saw.
Dissapointed was with food. Ate in 4 different restaurants and 3 of them were horrible. At least one was good (Leon) with local good food.

JUAN CABALLERO

february 2016

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Ciudad de ensueño, posiblemente una de las mejores..La Alhambra espectacular inolvidable. Ciudad muy bien conservada. Genial sus tapas y sus restaurantes. Sin duda una experiencia a repetir cada año.

PILAR GARCÍA SÀNCHEZ

december 2015

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Nos ha gustado mucho el viaje, una ciudad con mucho encanto, llena de mucha cultura.

PILAR GARCÍA SÀNCHEZ

december 2015

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Nos ha gustado mucho el viaje, una ciudad con mucho encanto, llena de mucha cultura.

juan jose

november 2015

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maravillosa... invita a volver y a volver siempre.

andres

october 2015

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8,25
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bonita ciudad

Ernesto Rodriguez

july 2015

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Tienen que ir de visitra a Granada es un lugar maravilloso y expectacular. Ir al Alhambra es un lugar sin descipcion hay que experimentarlo.

Patricia Silva

june 2015

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Espectacular. Cada dia esta mas bonita !!!