The Alhambra and the Albayzín are different neighborhoods on two hills located right next to each other, making up historic Granada. Granada is a lively area with clubs, teahouses, cafes, and more that is designed in Islamic fashion.

The Alhambra is the only palatine city that has been preserved from the historic Islamic period. This neighborhood showcases Nasrid art.

The Albayzín neighborhood has historic houses on tiny streets and little squares built in Moorish and Andalusian architecture. This neighborhood is best known for the Moorish town planning it had, along with having Christian influence.

WHY SPECIAL

2 sites in this World Heritage

  • Alhambra & the Generalife
  • El Albayzín

Alhambra & the Generalife

El Albayzín

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Spain 
Category
Cultural
Name
Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(iii)(iv)
Year of Registered
1984
Year of Revised
1994
Keyword
Registered in 1984, Revised in 1994