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Sacromonte Caves Museum Admission Ticket

Sacromonte Caves Museum Admission Ticket

Spend an enjoyable hour exploring the Cave House Museum of Sacromonte with this admission ticket. Visit 11 separate caves, housing re-created cave house dwellings. Gain an understanding of the culture, history and natural environment of the Sacromonte district. See kitchens and stables, and also traditional trades and crafts, such as basketry, ceramics and weaving. Learn about flamenco in the Sacromonte district. Learn about the plants, the geology and the landscape of the area in the outdoors garden. From the garden you’ll also have unique views of the Alhambra, the city and the Rio Darro Valley.

Granada: Albaicín, Sacromonte & Museum of Caves Walking Tour

Granada: Albaicín, Sacromonte & Museum of Caves Walking Tour

Visit some of the most emblematic quarters of Granada. No trip to Granada is complete without having visited the Albaicín and Sacromonte. The tour will pass through Albaicín, protected as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1994. Also known as the old Muslim Quarter, it contains labyrinthine streets through which you will discover the fascinating world of Al-Andalus and enjoy the famous landscape of Granada from San Nicolás' viewpoint and more. You will then head to the Sacromonte Quarter, which contains more than 3,000 caves and panoramic views from hidden areas. Here you will get to know and understand gypsy culture in the Museo de las Cuevas, a place that demonstrates their history through legends and flamenco dancing. Your tour will also pass through principle Granada sites such as the Plaza Nueva, Placeta de San Gregorio and Casa Enrique Morente, all of which are prone for ideal photo opportunities.

Granada: Sacromonte Caves Flamenco Show

Granada: Sacromonte Caves Flamenco Show

Watch an amazing flamenco show in the historic caves of the Sacromonte district of Granada and immerse yourself in the sensual rhythms and passionate sounds of the folkloric tradition in a unique venue. Thought to have been inhabited by Muslims more than 500 years ago, the cave dwellings were later occupied by gypsies who used them as living quarters and for temporary refuge after the conquest of the city by Christians. Experience the diversity of the Sacromonte neighborhood, where people of all races and walks of life now live in harmony. Pay your respect to the roots of flamenco as you survey your extraordinary surroundings and listen to music that will elevate you to levels of unknown pleasure.  Then, journey back in time and explore the narrow streets of the Albayzin district that dates back to the days of the Nasrid Kingdom.

Granada: Albaicín and Sacromonte Smartphone Audio Guide

Granada: Albaicín and Sacromonte Smartphone Audio Guide

The Alhambra’s palaces and ramparts, with the snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountains towering above them, are one of Andalusia’s iconic images. On this walking tour, you’ll never be far from a spectacular viewpoint and, between them, you’ll dive into narrow, winding streets that have hardly changed since Moorish times. Our tour starts outside the Santa Isabel la Real Monastery (Royal Convent of Saint Isabel), from where you’ll explore the very oldest part of the city which has been settled for almost 3,000 years. You’ll then wind your way through the heart of the Albaicín, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is rich in charm and dotted with historical sights, including the old city walls, palaces, gardens and churches. The tour then continues into the Sacromonte valley, famous for its exotic cave houses and brilliant flamenco artists, where the Roma community has traditionally lived. This two hour tour is packed with sights and breathtaking viewpoints, including: • Alhambra and Sierra Nevada views from the unmissable Mirador de San Nicolás • Iglesia de San Miguel Bajo, a church that sits on a charming square packed with bar-restaurants • Palacio Dar al Horra, a palace that dates from the same period as the Alhambra’s Nasrid Palaces • The delightful house of the Belgian artist Max Moreau, which is now a museum with an interesting collection of art and artefacts • Arco de las Pesas, one of the old city walls’ best-preserved gates • Tranquil spots from where you can take in the Alhambra and the landscape surrounding Granada, including the Mirador de Mario Maya, Mirador de la Lona and the garden of Granada’s mosque • Cave houses and the fascinating Museo Cuevas del Sacromonte (the Sacromonte Caves Museum) On this tour, you’ll find out: • Who built the Alhambra, and who tried to blow it up • Why there was a struggle for power in the dying days of Muslim rule • Where to see the most beautiful sunset in the world (according to Bill Clinton, at least…) • How the melting-pot of cultures in the Sacromonte valley gave birth to a particular style of flamenco • Where to look for long-lost Moorish treasure Join me on this tour to weave through a picturesque maze of alleyways and soak up the majestic Alhambra views that have inspired artists and romantic travellers over the centuries. There are plenty of great bars and restaurants en route where you can enjoy a drink with tapas on a delightful little square or dine on a jasmine-scented terrace as you gaze across at the floodlit Alhambra.

Granada: E-Bike Tapas Tour and Best Views of the Alhambra

Granada: E-Bike Tapas Tour and Best Views of the Alhambra

The guided e-bike tour begins with a short training session to familiarize you with the operation of the bike. You’ll then head off and visit some traditional bars with a tasting of 3 different Spanish tapas with drinks and enjoy the atmosphere of the old neighborhood. Visit the Albaicin neighborhood with its narrow streets and whitewashed houses to enjoy the best views of the Alhambra and the city of Granada. Albaicin was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 and constitutes the most picturesque and ancient quarter of Granada. Take in the Mirador San Nicolás for an unrivalled view of the Alhambra. Next up on the tour is a visit to Sacromonte, an area known for its caves in which gypsies celebrate nightly with their flamenco songs and dancing. Explore these areas on an electric bike tour accompanied by your guide who will ensure that you see the sights of interest including the Sacromonte Abbey, the birthplace of Christianity in Granada.

Discover the Caves of San Miguel and Sacromonte Private Tour

Discover the Caves of San Miguel and Sacromonte Private Tour

While many are familiar with the caves where flamenco shows take place, fewer know about the area where the lifestyle has remained largely unchanged in recent years: self-sustainable caves, devoid of running water or conventional electricity, offering an alternative way of life amidst the urban landscape. We'll gain firsthand insight into this lifestyle by meeting a "cuevero" who will guide us through his cave. We'll delve into topics such as the excavation process, daily routines, the legal status of these dwellings, neighborhood demands, and encounters with law enforcement. It's an authentic opportunity to explore this lesser-known neighborhood, even for Granada locals. Breathtaking views will accompany us throughout the tour. Please note that this tour requires a moderate level of fitness due to uneven terrain and uphill sections along dirt roads.

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What people are saying about Sacromonte Cave Museum

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4.5
(179 reviews)

Our guide was informative and helpful and her English is good. She had a lovely personality and is so enthusiastic about her tour that it made it very enjoyable and entertaining. The walking was not too strenuous for us in our 70’s and took us into interesting areas of Granada. She was happy to discuss Spanish history and society as well as the specifics of the tour. We would recommend.

Very informative & jolly guide, " María". Spent a lot of time in the Gypsy/Cave area of Sacramento, but perhaps could have had a bit more time in Albaicín. It was only later that we discovered the narrow alleyways (almost North African) near the Cathedral. But an excellent tour, so thoroughly recommend.

Fantastic tour. Our guide Carmen had such a wealth of knowledge on the history of the area, and such enthusiasm. It made the tour very enjoyable

Very informative, Carmen was able to answer all questions in detail and took plenty of time for everything.

We were alone with Maria as our guide - a small group. Maria fully accommodated our wishes.