The Albaicín’s district designation as UNESCO World Heritage site in 1994, meant the acknowledgement of the universal values of the original neighbourhood of the city of Granada thanks to its consideration as an extension of the Alhambra and Generalife area. Locating the first population centre here, in such a singular place, was very wise decision of the first Iberian settlers. They were settled in a hill on the east side of the city, into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, at the edge of the meadow and next to two rivers. Over the centuries, this has allowed it to become, a Roman city, a medieval citadel, a palatial city during the Zirid dynasty and a crowded neighbourhood when the court was moved to the hill of the Alhambra. Its architectures assumed the implantation of the great Renaissance’s religious and civil buildings, as well as the cármenes, a type of urban dwelling typical of Granada. Furthermore, it served as an inspiration for artists and romantic travellers and has reached us by preserving the essential values that have been extolled over the centuries.