Albayzin is the old Moorish section of town. You remember the Moors, right? They were the Arabic folks who nipped over from Africa to bring arts, sciences and Islam to this area. Then the Christians came, destroyed all the mosques and build churches on top of their remains. So goes the ”Religion of Peace and Love.”
Today Albayzin is the territory of hipsters, hippies, tourists and thieves. The latter, combined with the maze-like labyrinth of narrow streets, makes it a place better visited before dark.
We took advantage of the best weather so far and spent most of the day exploring. When I saw something I found interesting, I took a photo. Many require no explanation. There are a lot of old doors and a few examples of the beautiful patterns in the streets and footpaths.