1. Spain
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  3. Granada

The Albaicín From Inside: Cármenes and Palaces To Discover

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Visit Albaicín Bajo to take a tour of its ancient and ancestral homes and learn the history of this part of the neighborhood. See the secrets gardens that are hidden away.
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Duration: 2 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit hidden gardens
  • See special viewpoints with views of the Alhambra
  • Explore the interior of palatial houses
  • Go inside traditional Granadians' houses
Full description
The old Albaicín neighbourhood of Granada is bigger that it really looks, and to get to know it in depth it is necessary to divide it into several areas of interest. During this itinerary, you will get to know Albaicín Bajo, visiting the interiors of Cármenes (traditional houses in Granada) and Palaciegas Houses.

To know a home and even a whole neighbourhood you have to start with the history that its walls hide. These historic houses come from the Arab period, but they were adapted over time to the needs and interests of different tenants. During this tour, you will visit gardens and archaeological discoveries - for instance, you will go inside a Cármen to see an image painted at the end of the Spanish dictatorship.

In addition, you will have a walk through old palatial Castilian houses, whose walls conceal events from their past, including historical events inside these spaces that changed the entire destiny of the city. This is without a doubt a different way to discover this part of the Albaicín.
Includes
  • Official guided tour
  • Monuments pass

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Meeting point

Fontana del toro Address: Plaza de Sta. Ana, 5, 18009 Granada.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Water
Know before you go
• Degree of the difficulty of the ride: it is a section of 2 and a half kilometres with slopes and steps. Therefore, there is a medium degree of difficulty for people over 70 years old
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Balea Travel

Product ID: 225792