House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Enjoy this charming vacation house placed on top of the most beautiful neighborhood of Granada: Albaycin (UNESCO World Heritage Site). The house is nestled on “Calle Agua del Albaycin”, the all around the world known street of the neighborhood.
Just rehabilitated (October 2012), the house counts with two bedrooms, salon, kitchen and two bathrooms. One of the bedrooms has a king side bed while the other one has bunk bed (two twin beds). Every Mattresses are high quality ones. If you need more space to sleep there is a sofa-bed in the house. Both bathrooms have shower enclosures. The kitchen is fully equipped (microwave, dishwasher, fridge, washer.. ).
You can reach the mayor tourist attractions in Granada in short walks from the house (San Nicolás, San Miguel Bajo, Aliatar, Plaza Larga, Sacromonte and others). It will take you no more than a fifteen minutes walk to reach the center of the city. If you do
not want to walk, the bus station is three minutes away. You can go easily to Alhambra either by walk (20 minutes) or taxi. Sierra Nevada is forty minutes away while the Beach is fifty minutes away (by car).
As for gastronomy, the neighborhood is full of restaurants and bars where you can enjoy the famous tapas and dishes from Granada. Nevertheless, there is a restaurant in front of the house (“Casa Torcuato”) that offers delicious tapas.
In conclusion, you have all the ingredients to spend wonderful days in Granada, rigth in the core of Albaycin, enjoying its magical atmosphere.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Motril 40 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: 30 minutes taxi 20 km, Nearest railway: 10 minutes taxi 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Andalucia region
Granada is the capital city of the province of the same name, located in southeastern Spain between the shores of the Mediterranean and the Andalusian hinterland.
The city is located at the foot of Sierra Nevada, the highest mountain range of the Iberian peninsula.
With more than a thousand years of recorded history, Granada enjoys one of Spain's most important cultural and architectural patrimonies.
Besides the Alhambra, the world renowned palaces and fortresses of the Nasrid dynasty, and the historical Moorish Albaicín quarter, both designated as World Heritage by the UNESCO, Granada boasts a Renaissance cathedral dating from the 16th century and many other architectural monuments of the first magnitude.
The Albaicin is one of the old cores of Muslim Granada. Already in 756, the Arabs of Granada were divided into two districts, the Albaicin and the Alhambra.
The Albaicin is located on the hill that lies between the street Elvira, Plaza Nueva, the Carrera del Darro, Paseo de los Tristes, the Cuesta del Chapiz, the San Luis street, the San Antonio Road and the Acera de San Ildefonso.
The Albaicin still maintains the layout of the Nazarite period, with narrow streets, steep and intricate as a network. At the top Hill is the San Nicolas viewpoint, where views on the Alhambra are wonderful.
The traditional housing type in the Albaicin is known as Carmen, a house surrounded by a wall that separates it from the street and has a small garden.
The site of the Albaicin, which is on top of a hill, has always made it a neighborhood a bit disconnected from the city and it was not until the modern era when the neighborhood was really integrated with the rest of the city.