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Abadia del Sacromonte (Sacromonte Abbey)

4 Camino del Sacromonte, 18080 Granada, Spain (Albaicín)
+34 958 22 1445
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Ranked #33 of 112 Attractions in Granada
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The guide was a great woman. She explained all the history of Granada in just an hour. She was a great communicator. There are a lot of pieces of art, such as, tapestry, first science books, paintings,....Hugely recommended and cheap! Arrive by bus from the city center and go back to the city on foot through Sacromonte neighbourhood

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

What a surprise! After visiting many churches and religious sites for more than 60 Days around Spain, this is one of the best for the money spent and the services provided at the facility. Although it is difficult to find, it is a must see in Granada. The building although needs restoring it is a beautiful place with wonderful views... More

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Quite hard to find but well worth it!! A hidden gem, with great views and very interesting history dating back to the Roman times. Fascinating to see the caves and the treasures that were found in them. Kids enjoyed walking through the caves and the books and artefacts dating back to the 12th Century were incredible.

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We went taking the bus going to the Albayzin and continuing to the Sacromonte. It is difficult to reach this monastery but well worth seeing it because there are many interesting things to see there. The abbey has books made of lead that were written in Arabic and treated themes of Christianity and the Moslem religion. There is a museum... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Although the Abbey has suffered a fire and the actual buildings are closed to the public. The outside of the buildings show a range of architecture, culture and religious influences. It is both a fascinating and peaceful place. From the back of the Abbey there are beautiful views of the countryside and mountains. From the front there is an amazing... More

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Rancho Cordova, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Great visit. The bus ride up through the Albaycin & Sacromonte is an adventure in itself. Once you arrive at the Abadia there are fantastic views of the Alhambra & central Granada. The guided tour of the Abadia is very informative and enjoyable. Our guide, Sonia, was great. She answered everyone's questions and made the visit fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

We walked on up from the cave museum in Sacramonte. A huge monastery from the early 17th century, some if it beginning to fall into disrepair. Very atmospheric and you feel out in the countryside but still with views of the Alhambra. As it was not open from 11-1 and 4-6, we did not go in. But I expect it... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We took the 35 bus from plaza nueva to the monastery and for less than 2 euros each we had a fascinating trip through albbayzin and sacromonte to the monastery. It is only open from 11-1 and 4-6 so we didn't get to go in but the trip was still worth it for the views. We the walked all the... More

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Caversfield, Oxfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

A visit not to be missed. A great place to increase your understanding of the culture and local traditions.

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

The Sacromonte means sacred mountain and there is a very interesting abbey there that can be reached by using the No. 34 bus from Plaza Nueva. Few people ever visit this abbey, but it is worth seeing. There were caves here and many people thought that in one of them they had found the remains of St. Cecilio, who is... More

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