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Sacromonte

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Sacromonte

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Granada Sacromonte Caves Flamenco Show with Albayzin Walking Tour
USD 42.83 per adult
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Sacromonte and Albaycin Walking Tour
USD 19.58 per adult
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Granada Walking Tour: Albaicin and Sacromonte Quarters
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Albayzin and Sacromonte Guided Walking Tour in Granada
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Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour
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Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour

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Save valuable vacation time with skip-the-line entry to the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens in Granada. One of Spain’s must-see attractions, this popular site often has very large crowds. Breeze past the entry lines and tour the sprawling complex in just half a day, and hear commentary about the history of this grand fortress and royal palace.
USD 45.63 per adult
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Mairwen1 wrote a review Jan. 2021
United Kingdom3,623 contributions2,716 helpful votes
With 3 nights in Granada, we had time to explore a little further beyond the Alhambra. Exploring Sacromonte was a highlight. We went here specifically to see the unique cave-houses. History is somewhat murky but it is generally thought that the Roma gypsies (Gitano) settled here in the 15th century, making homes by digging back into the mountain side. Sacromonte was very easy to explore on foot and you did not need a guide. There is one only narrow main street, the Camino del Sacromonte, which is what we walked down (keep an eye out for cars and the occasional small bus because there’s not much space). We started from the the tiny plaza with a central statue of the Gypsy King. This is Curro Albaicin, who was born in Sacromonte in 1940s and famously performed for people from Bill Clinton to Koffi Annan. Just past that you see cave bars where flamenco shows are held in the evening. Cuesta de la Rocio caught our eye. Although it was not yet open, the owner kindly let us go in and have a look. If we’d had one more night, I’d have gone back to see a show there. As we continued, the area became more residential. Most of the houses had been substantially developed and were no longer humble cave homes. The white-washed walls were hung with pots and vividly colourful geraniums. The view is also worthwhile. In one direction, you look across ravines to the Alhambra and in the other direction, the mountain landscape is a beautiful backdrop. In hindsight we should have allowed more time for Sacromonte. We went there on our last morning and only had an hour or so to explore. We short-changed ourselves here. We didn't have time to explore the side-streets or the museum (11 restored, preserved cave-houses). With more time, I’d definitely have continued our walk to the abbey and the catacomb caves. GETTING THERE: We started from Plaza Nueva and walked along the Carrera del Darro, following the river bank, then headed left up Cuesta del Chapiz. At the Gypsy King statue, turn right into Camino del Sacromonte. It was about a 20 min walk. You can also take the C2 bus from Plaza Nueva.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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FTMDave wrote a review Sep. 2020
Adria, Italy4,247 contributions333 helpful votes
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Sacromonte has a different atmosphere to the rest of Granada, although it's perfectly possible to walk from the centre as I did. The traditional gypsy area, on a hill with cobbled streets and whitewashed houses, some cut into the rock.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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DoctorWho_12 wrote a review Jul. 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom10 contributions5 helpful votes
although everyone has come for the alhambra, there is a specific atmosphere in sacromonte, with its narrow, winding and sometimes confusing cobbled streets. it has amazing views over the alhambra from a different point of view - the west side, which is definitely worth seeing as part of a visit. there is a bus here, but walking here, if you can, is part of the experience.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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MeMbro wrote a review Jul. 2020
Aberdeen, United Kingdom638 contributions103 helpful votes
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For some, Falmenco was born in these caves, where "gitanos" (gipsies) used to live, after migrating from India to Andalucia. People said that Flamenco shows in these caves are the most authentic way to experience this traditional dance. I could not attend one as they had to be booked way in advance. I visited Sacromonte at night, with a guided tour, entering some of the traditional houses carved in the rock. The whole experience was amazing, magical. I liked Sacromonte more than Albayczin, although both of them are a must in Granada.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Dimitris L wrote a review Apr. 2020
Sydney, Australia22,360 contributions60,934 helpful votes
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Sacromonte is a very different place from the rest of Granada. It is built up on the hills, opposite the Alhambra. The views are terrific! The houses are different. The environment is also different. We walked to this area out of curiosity and interest and were glad we did. It is a truly fantastic area. Apparently the district is occupied by "gypsies" who live in amazing, whitewashed caves! These caves are built into the hillside rock. They are quite picturesque. These people originally inhabited the area around the 15th century. They also somehow seem to have preserved a lot of the local culture, including music and dancing.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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