A World Heritage Site, this quarter was the embryo of Granada and still retains the essence of its Muslim past. Buildings, squares, lovely narrow streets... Everything remembers its Andalusian origin. Much of its charm resides in the cármenes (traditional houses with interior gardens) and the stunning viewpoints. Firstly, it was the residence of the Ziri kings; later, refuge for many Moriscos. 500 years after, the adzhan is heard again at the top of Albaicín quarter.

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4 highlights in Albaicín for Muslim travelers (and for everyone)
The lively Gate of Elvira

The main gateway to Granada in Islamic times. It was heading to the old Medina Elvira, now disappeared. Today, it is one of the entrances to Albaicín and the picturesque Elvira Street, full of tea houses, halal food eateries, and craft shops.

The small bath called Bañuelo

The Hammam al-Yawza or Walnut Bath is known with the diminutive of Bañuelo because it is smaller than the royal baths of Granada. This Andalusian public bath date back to 11th century and is the oldest and complete preserved in Spain.

Monaíta, the gate with views

One of the seven gates that counted the enclosure of the Old Alcazaba of Albaycin. It's currently closed to the public for conservation works but you can see the large arch built with caliphal technique and enjoy one of the best views of the city.

Carmen de la Victoria

A 'carmen' is a type of urban housing typical of Granada, with an annexed green space, garden and orchard at the same time, closed to the outside. Its origin is in the Andalusian period (karm). This belongs to the University, so its gardens can be visited.