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Albayzín

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The Albaicín (or Albayzín) is the oldest quarter of Granada. Before the Alhambra was built, the Albaicín was already a Muslim court. The streets were very narrow and the houses were small and clean. It had numerous cisterns, some of which have survived to the present day. There were also important palaces and houses of the nobility of Granada. Today, the Albaicin is a unique and well-preserved example of Spanish-Muslim architecture from the medieval period. It is a place to relax, to stroll through its narrow streets and to discover viewpoints that are not included in any guidebook. From one of them you can watch the sun set over Granada with the Alhambra in the background.