Albayzin Quarter
Granada, Spain
The Albayzin quarter is located north of the Darro river on the hill opposite the Alhambra. Its name may be derived from the Arabic Rabad el-Bayyazin "quarter of the falconers," the Bab al-Bayyazin "gate of the falconers," or it may refer to Muslims from the city of Baeza who settled in the quarter in the thirteenth-century.

Steep and narrow winding streets characterise the Albayzin, which is famous for its remains of medieval houses, mosques and baths.

Sources:

Robertson, Ian. 1980. Spain, the mainland. In Blue guide. Chicago : Rand McNally, p. 494-495.

Roca Roumens, M., Moreno Onorato, M. A. & Lizcano Prestel, R. 1988. El Albaicín y los orígenes de la ciudad de Granada. Granada.

Spain 5th ed. 1976. Nagel's encyclopedia-guide. Geneva: Nagel Publishers, p. 819.
Location
Granada, Spain
Associated Names
Part of Site
Events
13th c. and later
Style Periods
1232-1492
Variant Names
Albayzin Quarter
Albaicín
Variant
Building Usages
private residence
residential