Albayzin, the Arab quarter, Unesco's site

Albaicín, Granada, Spain

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Head north up the hill from Plaza Nueva to get to Granada’s Arab quarter that is also part of Granada’s UNESCO site. After the reconquest this is where the Moorish population that wanted to remain in Granada settled and it’s impossible to ignore the influence on the architecture of this captivating part of the city. Eventually the Muslims were expelled and their mosques became churches. As befits a Medina, the streetplan is a tangle of tight alleys with tall townhouses painted white. The hand-painted Moorish tiles adorning the walls here are very pretty and worth a close look.

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