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Paseos y rutas por Granada: Albaicin


Alhambra Tours

Granada Walks and Walking Routes: Albaicin 1

This easy linear walk is 2.72km long and starts at the top of the Albaicin. It is a downhill walk, dropping from 768m to 689m. To get to the starting point, catch a C1 (weekends and holidays) or C2 bus from Gran Via or Plaza Nueva and get off at the San Cristobal stop (see granada buses).

Click on the icons to see photos and there is more information below.

You can download the track for Android, Garmin, iPhone, Google Earth, etc. from Wikiloc.


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Starting point: Mirador de San Cristobal

viewpoint - views of the Alhabra - Sierra Nevada - Granada

This circular, small viewpoint has good views of the Alhambra, Sierra Nevada and Granada. You can also see some of the old city walls which used to surround the Albaicin quarter. The C2 bus stops directly opposite.

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Plaza Larga

square - shops - market - restaurants - bars 

This vibrant square has a fruit and vegetable market here every morning. The bars then set up their tables and chairs for outside eating, serving tapas, meals and snacks. On Saturday mornings there is also a flower market. There are lots of small shops nearby.

granadainfo recommendsGRANADAINFO recommends: Casa Pasteles
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Arco de las Pesas or Puerta Bab-al-Ziyada


This defensive gateway was built in the 12th century to access and defend the historic Albaicin quarter. It is one of the entrances through the old city walls which used to surround the entire Albaicin, some of which still exist today. The Spanish word pesas means weights and it is thought that incorrect weights which had been confiscated were stored here.

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Mirador San Nicolas - Plaza San Nicolas

square - church - mosque -  restaurants - bars  - water cistern

This viewpoint has fantastic views of the Alhambra and Sierra Nevada mountains. The recently built mosque is nearby. There are bars and restaurants serving tapas, meals and snacks. The simple 16th-century Mudejar church was built on the site of a mosque and was rebuilt following a fire in 1932 and the Spanish civil war. The large water cistern is one of 27 that still exist and which used to provide water for the neighbourhood and was in use until the 20th century.

granadainfo recommendsGRANADAINFO recommends: Bar Kiki
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mirador san nicolas granada
Calle Caldereria Nueva

street - teashops - souvenirs

This street is full of Moroccan teashops and souvenir shops.

granadainfo recommendsGRANADAINFO recommends: Palacio Nazari - Alfaguara - Kasbah
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cathedral - royal chapel

This cathedral was built on the site of a former mosque and was designed by a number of architects including Diego de Siloé and Alonso Cano. Building started in 1523. Since it took over 180 years to complete, it therefore includes a variety of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements. The Royal Chapel is next to the cathedral.

More information about Cathedral - More information about Royal Chapel

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Plaza Bib-Rambla

square - flower stalls - bars - restaurants

This square is in the centre of Granada. There are various stalls selling flowers and plants and others selling local produce. Around the edge are a number of bars and restaurants, serving tapas, meals and snacks.

More information about Plaza Bib-Rambla

granadainfo recommendsGRANADAINFO recommends: Cafetería Alhambra

More free walks

For more free walks around Granada go to this list of free self guided walks.