Albaicin of Granada
The Albaicin is one of the old cores of Muslim Granada. Already in 756, the Arabs of Granada were divided into two districts, the Albaicin and the Alhambra.
The Albaicin is located on the hill that lies between the street Elvira, Plaza Nueva, the Carrera del Darro, Paseo de los Tristes, the Cuesta del Chapiz, the San Luis street, the San Antonio Road and the Acera de San Ildefonso.
The Albaicin still maintains the layout of the Nazarite period, with narrow streets, steep and intricate as a network. At the top Hill is the San Nicolas viewpoint, where views on the Alhambra are wonderful.
The traditional housing type in the Albaicin is known as Carmen, a house surrounded by a wall that separates it from the street and has a small garden.
The site of the Albaicin, which is on top of a hill, has always made it a neighborhood a bit disconnected from the city and it was not until the modern era when the neighborhood was really integrated with the rest of the city.