Sacromonte in Granada – Authentic Gypsy Neighborhood and Flamenco Capital

view of the streets of the sacromonte in granada
The Sacromonte in Granada offers diverse geography, with mountain views, meadows and rivers, and ethnic variety, with Arabs, Jews, Spaniards and gypsies, along with a new type of house, the cave.

flamenco in sacromonte in granada
If you want to enjoy a special visit these guided tours offer unique opportunity to discover Granada.

Alhambra + Albaicín + Sacromonte Tour: a combination of the complete tour of the Alhambra (Palaces, Alcazaba, Generalife) + the Albaicín + the Sacromonte.

Albaicin and Sacromonte Guided Tour: discover this old arab quarter of Granada with this guided tour.

The Gypsies settled in Granada in the eighteenth century on the slopes of Cerro de San Miguel on the edge of the Camino del Sacromonte, the old route of the Guadix Muslims.

stone croos in sacromonte The Sacromonte offers views of indescribable beauty: the towers of the Alhambra, the white slopes of the Albaycin, the Valparaiso valley and the River Darro.

The caves of Sacromonte are grouped around ravines, forming what amounts to streets. There are caves of several categories.

The best known to visitors are those devoted to Zambra: spacious, white and adorned with shiny copper pots.

These caves of Sacromonte in Granada are located near the road and are easily accessible.

small cave museum in sacromonte In the upper part of Sacromonte are the caves in better condition: they have an entrance also serving as a kitchen and dining area, and one or two bedrooms.

The caves of Sacromonte have for centuries been the home of gypsies, bohemians and Flemish artists.

The Gypsies, like the Jews, are a group that has preserved its pure racial identity over the centuries.

Although the performances of flamenco in Sacromonte are now commercial and directed primarily at groups of foreign tourists, it is a must to spend at least one night in a cave of the Sacromonte to watch a flamenco show.
You can explore this beautiful neighbourhood full of history taking Albaicin and Sacromonte Guided Tour.

Flamenco shows in Granada

flamenco show in sacromonte in granada There are many places and caves that offer flamenco shows in Sacromonte.

Some of the best palces for seeing flamenco in Granada, that are least touristy: Flamenco Show La Alboreá and Flamenco Tablao Jardines de Zoraya.

How to Get to Sacromonte

You can reach Sacromonte by bus number C34. For more information, see Alhambra Bus.

location of the sacromonte in granada

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Page Updated: Aug 13, 2020


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Opinions about Sacromonte in Granada
Beautiful Sacromonte
The Sacromonte quarter is amazing. A very recommended visit.

Take the minibus up to the Abbey and enjoy the most amazing views of Granada and the Alhambra. Then walk your way back and see the beautifully decorated caves, but don´t accept any invitation to visit private homes.

There are many caves open to the public as restaurants or flamenco night shows. They display clear signs at the door and sell official tickets.

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Guided Tours

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Where and how to buy tickets for the Alhambra and where to collect them, what to do if tickets are sold out.
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