Monuments in Albaicín
It is hardly surprising that UNESCO declared the Albaicín World Cultural Heritage in 1994, because the charm of the neighbourhood's lovely narrow streets and traditional houses is unrivalled. They have also preserved a popular, hospitable atmosphere for hundreds of years.
The best way to explore the Albaicín is to start your tour in the House of Zafra Visitor's Centre and then just wander through the neighbourhood. In the Albaicín (also spelled Albayzin or Albaycín) you can breathe in the essence of a neighbourhood that evokes the architecture of the Arabs and also of other ancient Mediterranean cities. Much of its charm resides in the cármenes (traditional houses with interior orchards and gardens) and the steep hills that lead to stunning miradores (viewpoints), such as the < strong>Mirador of San Nicolás.
You will find further information on the Albaicín on the Agencia Albaicín website.