Museo Cuevas del Sacromonte

Museo Cuevas del Sacromonte

Museo Cuevas del Sacromonte
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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  • ourmaminhavana
    United Kingdom89 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Granadan highlight! Highly recommended.
    This was a fantastic experience providing a fascinating insight into the gitanos and the mariscos who lived here. It explored their culture, way of living and the prejudice they faced. Displays on crafts, household tasks and cooking were good. A mix of photos and old video footage added to the experience significantly. It also enhanced our understanding of flamenco and increased our enjoyment of a flamenco show in the evening. The audio guides in English were well done, although be aware that some guides included more than one cave.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Monica Woodworth
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolute Highlight of Granada
    I was moved to tears at this museum, and it was absolutely a highlight from our visit to Granada. We walked about 40 minutes in the heat of the summer day, during siesta, to this museum. While the museum is small and intimate, we learned so much. We were two of about 6 total guests we saw during our visit. Museo Cuevas de Sacromonte does a beautiful job demonstrating a way of life, weaving in history and culture and really informed our understanding of Granada overall. I love the way the different caves cover different aspects of life, providing deep insight into various topics inside and out, and culminating at the flamenco cave. Highly recommend.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 24 September 2023
  • Claire H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must-visit museum for authentic understanding of life in Sacromonte
    I think this museum should be much higher up the ‘must see’ list in Granada! Yes it is a bit out of the way, but you can stroll up slowly from Albeicin, stopping for a beer and tapas on the way or just catch the C34 bus to the bottom of the hill to the museum (5-10 mins walking uphill). It is worth the trip though! I learnt so much about the life in the cave houses, and about the different cultures and rich history of the people of Sacromonte. I particularly loved the small flamenco information and old local photos (with videos too). The caves houses are lovely and cool. The view of Alhambra is stupendous (maybe better than the more famous ‘miradors’). Small cafe for a welcome beer and water in the shade.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 October 2023
  • Atiya G
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walk up to Sacromonte for a perfectly sized exhibition of las Cuevas and history of gitano flamenco in the area.
    Best museum I visited so far in Granada. You get to read Alfredo Lombardy’s poems as you enter. And visit the small but perfectly formed and curated exhibitions about the gitano living in las Cuevas, with some history of flamenco.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 October 2023
  • Kelly M
    41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great little museum with spectacular views
    So glad we visited this little gem of a museum. Small, but well-kept and detailed exhibits about the Romany (and other) communities that lived in caves in the hills around Granada. The exhibits are housed in former cave houses and stables and almost everything is in both Spanish and English. There are also some exhibits about local wildlife, and the views overlooking the Alhambra and city below are spectacular. There is a small cafe and clean bathrooms are available on site. It was pretty warm the day that we visited, so we took the number 34 bus up to just below the museum rather than try to walk all the way up to it. At the bus stop, it is a short, but steep, walk up the hill to the museum itself. (It was not a problem for us, but I would not try it with a stroller or with anyone who has impaired mobility.) Afterward, we took the same bus to the neighboring town of Albacin for lunch and a bit of souvenir shopping. I agree with other reviewers that I do not understand why this museum is not higher up in the trip advisor rankings. If you can manage the walk up the hill to it, the museum is a great way to learn about the history of the area!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 April 2024
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KStulga1
Waterford, VA182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
A very informative, well maintained attraction that should not be missed if you are in Granada. Take the C34 bus from Puerto Nueva up to Sacromonte [ask the bus driver which stop lets you off closest to the Barranco de los Negros. Walk up the hill to the museo entrance. They say it should take an hour but it very easy to spend more time than that going through the exhibits. After your tour of the exhibits and you complete your picture taking of the Alhambra and City Center from this vantage point. Make your way over to Plaza Larga [past Iglesia del Salvador] for lunch or dinner depending on the time of day. Stroll down the hill using the road to the right of the Pastry shop. It a straight shot downhill all the way back to Gram Via de Colon.
Written 6 October 2022
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Vexillologue
Verona, WI23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
This is a small but excellent museum about the traditional cave dwellings of Sacromonte, with further information about the history of Roma people in Spain. Don't be intimidated by the fact that it's not in the middle of Granada; a city bus will take you there in 10 minutes from Plaza Nueva after which it's a short walk up a hill to the museum. You can see the whole museum in under an hour, and finish off with views of Granada and the Alhambra just as good as the ones at St. Nicolas but without the crowds. There are sometimes night performances and films here, though not on the evening we were there -- check the schedule!
Written 10 July 2023
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Monica Woodworth
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023
I was moved to tears at this museum, and it was absolutely a highlight from our visit to Granada. We walked about 40 minutes in the heat of the summer day, during siesta, to this museum. While the museum is small and intimate, we learned so much. We were two of about 6 total guests we saw during our visit. Museo Cuevas de Sacromonte does a beautiful job demonstrating a way of life, weaving in history and culture and really informed our understanding of Granada overall. I love the way the different caves cover different aspects of life, providing deep insight into various topics inside and out, and culminating at the flamenco cave. Highly recommend.
Written 24 September 2023
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Kelly M
41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
So glad we visited this little gem of a museum. Small, but well-kept and detailed exhibits about the Romany (and other) communities that lived in caves in the hills around Granada. The exhibits are housed in former cave houses and stables and almost everything is in both Spanish and English. There are also some exhibits about local wildlife, and the views overlooking the Alhambra and city below are spectacular. There is a small cafe and clean bathrooms are available on site.

It was pretty warm the day that we visited, so we took the number 34 bus up to just below the museum rather than try to walk all the way up to it. At the bus stop, it is a short, but steep, walk up the hill to the museum itself. (It was not a problem for us, but I would not try it with a stroller or with anyone who has impaired mobility.) Afterward, we took the same bus to the neighboring town of Albacin for lunch and a bit of souvenir shopping.

I agree with other reviewers that I do not understand why this museum is not higher up in the trip advisor rankings. If you can manage the walk up the hill to it, the museum is a great way to learn about the history of the area!
Written 18 April 2024
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thosthetourist
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Very well worth the visit. Excellent explanations about the caves and most importantly the lives of those who dwelled in them. The artefacts and the explanations about life in the caves were very clear. There was also the added value of information about the geology of the region and some excellent audio visual displays. There is a lovely seating area to relax, traditional music was being played and the couple who managed the site were very friendly. And the stunning views..,it couldn’t have got any better. The steep walk is worth the journey, escape the crowds and visit this most unique and interesting museum
Written 23 May 2023
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Yara H
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
This museum is a very carefully curated and moving tribute to the gypsy community of Sacromonte who endured generations of hardship and developed some of Granada's proudest cultural traditions. The museum is arranged into different living and working quarters showing typical objects in a cave home, kitchen, stables and weaving workshop. I really liked the section about the history of flamenco and its multiple cultural influences. This is well-worth the walk up the hill to visit - it's a beautiful museum, and you get bonus views of the Alhambra!
Written 23 May 2023
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Anna M
Minneapolis, MN14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This museum felt like a hidden gem. It contextualized the history of the caves from the perspective of the people who were persecuted and driven to live in this area. Their perspectives and daily life were protrayed with care.

The signs in English were fantastic - well written, engaging, and imparted a rich history and culture we knew little about.

It was an uphill walk to get to, but it was worth it for us. If that sounds difficult, I recommend not going in the afternoon because of the heat.
Written 23 October 2022
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CeilingsPA
Lansdale, PA773 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Absolutely loved the time we spent here, it is a bit of a hike upwards, but well worth it.
For 5 euros you get to go in a number of the caves that people lived in, up until the mid 60s.You can watch a number of very informative movies about the caves, the people and of course the dancing/singing.
Added to the wealth of information you learn, you get one of the best views of the Alhambra as a bonus.
I am not a lover of stuffy museums, this is not one of those, it is real touch of history and a lifestyle.
Highly recommend
Written 27 March 2023
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Claire H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I think this museum should be much higher up the ‘must see’ list in Granada! Yes it is a bit out of the way, but you can stroll up slowly from Albeicin, stopping for a beer and tapas on the way or just catch the C34 bus to the bottom of the hill to the museum (5-10 mins walking uphill). It is worth the trip though! I learnt so much about the life in the cave houses, and about the different cultures and rich history of the people of Sacromonte. I particularly loved the small flamenco information and old local photos (with videos too). The caves houses are lovely and cool. The view of Alhambra is stupendous (maybe better than the more famous ‘miradors’). Small cafe for a welcome beer and water in the shade.
Written 1 October 2023
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Emanpee
Sydney, Australia2,731 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This is a great way to experience how locals lived in the past, and how some do in more modern style today. The information panels are exceptional with the knowledge they impart. Couple this with historic photos and 2 videos, it is a full educational immersion. Can access on bus route 32to Sacromento Centro, but suggest the gentle walk from downtown, even if on a bus you have 50 or so metres of uphill path, but once at the museum, all flat. The views back to Alhambra and the city are an added bonus.
Written 29 April 2023
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