Project Description

What is it?

To get to know the Albaicin in person, there is no better way than entering the homes of the people who lived in it in the past and who currently live in it, too. This way, you will understand their way of life through time, from the inside of their carmenes (a native housing of Granada) and Renaissance palaces.

What do we have to offer?

Carmen, the genuinely typical housing in Granada, was born during the Arab times of the city. These beautiful houses were, later, adapted to the needs and interests of the new times and lodgers. Similarly to what happened to the luxurious palaces from the Renaissance of the Christian Granada. Hence, you will be able to compare life in the inside of the rich palaces, while also enjoying the peace and harmony of the hidden gardens and patios with beautiful views to the Alhambra.

What will we see?

We will walk around the lower Albaicin (Albaicin Bajo) from Plaza Nueva to Cuesta del Chapiz. We will have the opportunity to visit the old palace of the Pineda family, the Santa Ines Convent, and to go up to one of the oldest defensive walls in Granada, as well as to explore the heritage inside Carmen de los Patos.

Path of the route

• Meeting point: Puerta de la Real Chancillería.

• Language: English.

• Duration: 02.00 hours.

• Includes: Tourism Guide.

• Does not include: Transportation to the meeting point.

• Timetable: Sunday 10.30 h.

• For group reservations or private service send request.

• Or check by phone (office hours Monday through Friday (from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.).

– Difficulty: medium low for children. For over 70 years, the difficulty is medium low. It is necessary to be accustomed to walking with some normality.

– Present at the meeting point at least 10 minutes in advance.

– It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and water in hot weather.

– People with mobility problems, medium accessibility, for wheelchairs, is not accessible. For babies we recommend that parents take them in baby carrier backpacks.