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.
Sacromonte Abbey Opening Hours and Guided Tour
To visit the Sacromonte Abbey you must take a guided tour. You can not visit the Abbey without the guide.
Tours in English take place everyday at 14:00 and 17:30 and they last for about 1 hour. There are tours in Spanish every 30 minutes from 10:30 to 13:00 and 15:30 to 16:30.
The Abbey is open every day. There is a mass every every Sunday at 12:30.
Sacromonte Abbey Admission Fee▸ Sacromonte Abbey admission fee (with guided tour) is 5 euros.
▸ Free admission for children under 10 yrs.
▸ Groups (more than 15 people): 4 euros, booking required (by email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or telephone: 958 22 14 45).
▸ People with disabilities and pilgrims on the Route of Saint James: 2 euros (accreditation required).
How to Get to Sacromonte Abbey
The buses have an average frequency of 20 minutes. Duration of the trip is about 15 mins.