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Granada: Albaicín, Sacromonte & Museum of Caves Walking Tour

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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 75-minute 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.

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What people are saying about Sacromonte Cave Museum

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 179 reviews

Located opposite the Alhambra, it provides another view of this place of worship. The visit of the caves is engaging, fascinating. You learn a lot of things there. A book in French was given to us spontaneously. Provide good shoes for the climb to the caves. 5€ per person is a fair price Downside review the signage

Worth it. Small but very descriptive museum. You get a great impression of how people lived in these caves not so long ago and you can see from some of the still inhabited caves above the museum that there are still some poor people living in the caves.

wonderful and amazing experience. A lot of stories. Plenty of small items showing the life of Gypsies who lived in the caves until 1963. Plus...what a view

Guide speaks very passionately about the neighborhood and the people who live there.

Guter Überblick über die damalige Wohnsituation und die heutigen Höhlenwohnhäuser