The old Arab neighbourhood built upon the hill right opposite to the Alhambra. The Albaicin still keeps its original, narrow, winding streets along with the Aljibes (water wells) that the Arabs used to supply water to the entire area.
Its most famous square is Mirador de San Nicolas, a viewpoint with impressive views of the Alhambra that normally has a great atmosphere.
However, its labyrinthine streets also hide other beautiful places such as Plaza Larga and Calle del Agua. Not to mention its Carmenes, houses surrounded by high walls that have a small garden where it is possible to relax in a quiet, almost traffic free environment while enjoying the amazing views of the Alhambra.
The traffic is restricted to taxis and residents only in most of the streets of Granada city centre and old neighbourhoods (Sacromonte and Albaicin). Therefore, driving your own car is not a good option, we recommend you to walk around this lovely area and, when you get tired, to take a taxi.
Another way to visit the Albaicin thoroughly is by electric bicycle, as this ecological vehicle will allow you to go through all the narrow streets there and its electric motor will, at the same time, provide you with the assistance required to climb its cobbled, steep streets. There are different ebike tours throughout the Albaicin and the Sacromonte neighbourhoods that combine the city with the countryside surrounding it. For more information on Granada eBike tours, click here.