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Sacromonte

Granada, Spain (Realejo - San Matias)
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Ranked #21 of 104 attractions in Granada
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Traveler Description: It is very well a special experience to visit the Cave Museum of Sacromonte, an ethnographic museum dealing with the typical and traditional form of... more »
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A hike up the Sacromonte is a part of every trip I take to Granada. At the top is a church with a great view of Granada. The Gitano cave houses are very cool.

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Gibraltar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Sacromonte is a cute little town you can actually walk to from the Centro of Granada. You can spend a few hours wondering the streets eating a local restaurants etc. We didn't have much to do there so we went to visit the gypsy caves which are a tiring uphill walk. It wasn't the best thing I've seen but it's... More

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Winchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The Museo Cuevas del Sacromonte (the Cave Museum) is a substantial uphill walk from Granada town centre. We were confused by some early signs that seemed to identify the cave restaurants as the museum… they aren’t – keep walking up the road! Following a land slide, the temporary entrance now takes you up steps, around the edge of a music... More

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Brooklyn
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I had high hopes for this because I had heard there were caves in which people lived or ran restaurants and flamenco shows, but it wasn't what I imagined and consists of high-priced tourist-oriented flamenco places where people are bused in from the Gran Via. There are some nice views on the climb back to the Albayzin (old Arab quarter... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Easy to get here by bus in the daytime. Entrance to the caves museum has moved due a land slip so be prepared for a steep path and some steps. Good view of Alhambra and lots of caves, each with differing contents to show a typical home, stables, pottery studio, textiles etc. also displays concerning geology, ecology and the background... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Went for a long walk in this Gitano (gypsy) district full of cacti and cave dwelling with whitewashed entrances. Recommend visiting the Sacromonte Museum for a taste of gypsy life in the cave dwellings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Definitely a long-ish hike to the bottom of the mountain. Went to the top of Sacromonte twice - the first on a free guided tour in the evening and saw the sunset, the second with friends in early afternoon. Both times was a fantastic view. Cool to see the graffiti and look at the houses. An interesting cultural experience and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We took the no. 35 bus up to the top as we could not walk far, then stayed on it to descend to the amazing museum. The gardens here are also worth spending some time in.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

A walk along the streets of Sacramonte is well worthwhile and very beautiful. The traditional cave houses are interesting. There are several places to stop for a drink or food. Walking along the main Camino del Sacramonte into the countryside shows a more rural, traditionally Spanish side of Granada unlike the city centre or the Albayzin. Very enjoyable!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Definitely worth visiting whilst staying in Granada, the views from Sacromonte are simply amazing overlooking the Alhambra and the hills of Granada. The famous caves are also located near here along with the unique narrow roads and views.

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