Sacromonte Abbey - Geat Architecture and Splendid Panoramic ViewThe Sacromonte is one of the mystical districts in Granada. Walking up the Camino del Sacromonte, from the Cuesta del Chapiz, you will see a large stone cross, next to the chapel of the Santo Sepulcro.
This is the route to the Sacromonte Abbey. Located on Mount Valparaiso, the Sacromonte Abbey shows us the cultural past of the city and is vital to understanding the history of Granada.
The complex has three main parts: the Abbey made in Seventeenth and Eighteenth centuries, the College of the Seventeenth Century and the Seminary.
Crossing the courtyard with 28 arches we enter a chapel which has a small altar by the entrance, leading to several caves in which were found a number of relics and texts from the Sixteenth Century.
A cross that is believed to have belonged to St. John of God is located in the main cave at the site where the holy men were burned.
Opposite the entrance to the caves is a beautiful Madonna which was donated by Don Pedro Pascasio. At the entrance to the street that leads to the Sacromonte Abbey is the Hermitage of the Holy Sepulchre, built in the Seventeenth Century.
Sacromonte Abbey has breathtaking views of the the Alhambra, el Albaicin, del river Darro and the magnificent peaks of the Sierra Nevada.
Guided Visits to the Abbey of SacromonteThere are daily tours of the Abadia del Sacromonte in Spanish.
Opening hours are between 11:00 and 13:00 and between 16:00 and 18:00.
Large groups need to make a reservation.
Visitors may come at any time up to half an hour before closing.
Visits last approximately 30 minutes.
You cannot visit the Abbey without taking the tour.
Abbey of Sacromonte Admission FeeSacromonte Abbey admission fee is 4 euros.
How to Get to the Abbey of Sacromonte
By BusYou can reach the Sacromonte Abbey from Plaza Nueva by bus number C34. The buses have an average frequency of 20 minutes. Duration of the trip is about 15 mins.
By CarYou can not go to the Sacromonte Abbey through Sacromonte Road. But you can go up the Caretera de Murcia -> Camino Viejo de Fargue. 300 m before Camino Viejo de Fargue crosses A-4002 turn right to Sacromonte Abbey.
By TaxiTaxis are allowed to ascend the Camino de Sacromonte, it takes about 10 mins from Plaza Nueva and will cost 5-7 euros.
Sacromonte Abbey Opening Hours and Guided VisitsTo visit the Sacromonte Abbey you must take a daily guided tour (in Spanish). You can not visit the Abbey of Sacromonte without the guide.
The Abbey is open every day.
Morning(summer and winter): from 10:00 to 13:00 from Monday to Saturday, and from 11:00 to 13:00 on Sundays.
From May 1 to September 30 is from 17:00 to 19:30 from Monday to Sunday.
From 1 October to 30 April is from 16:00 to 18:00 from Monday to Sunday.
If it is a large group, reservations are required. If not, you can come at any time, but half an hour before the Abbey closes.
The visit takes approximately 30 minutes.
Contact DetailsAddress: Camino del Sacromonte 4, Granada, Phone: 958 221 445
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