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Granada, Spain (Realejo - San Matias)
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Type: Neighborhoods
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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Maybe it's different during the day but on 2 successive nights (one of which was a weekend) we walked around Sacramonte after having dinner in the Albaczin. Unless we missed something, the only "authentic" thing we saw was tour buses taking people to "authentic" clubs to see flamenco. Unless we didn't walk out far enough, don't bother.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

While in Granada not only was I able to view the Alhambra but also to view and learn of the Gypsys home area called Sacromonte. The area and the name comes from the Abby in the area called Sacromonte but somehow is more famous for the catacombs in the area and of all the Gypsies that live in the mountain... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We walked along the hillside lanes from the Albaicin to Sacromonte with a full view of the Generalife and the Alhambra across the valley. This is a very interesting neighborhood and well worth a visit. Many cave homes still exist, some refurbished and others rather primitive. There are several places where flamenco shows take place in caves. If you walk,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

After being in flamencos in Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilha and Valencia, I must say this is the best tablao flamenco I have ever seen. Genuine, super ambience tremendous dancers. A MUST ! UNFORGATABLE !

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you are pushed for time you could miss going here and not have missed too much. We caught the No.35 bus to the top and just had a little uphill walk - the cost of the museums was more than we were willing to pay. Seemed a very sleepy village during the day and possibly is more alive in... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I echo other submitted reviews and implore travellers to set aside an hour to meander through Sacromonte. It's a mere fifteen to twenty minutes from Plaza Nuevo, and its simple charm and stillness is a nice respite from the commotion below. That said the mesuem is something of a mystery. It's billed as a local cultural museum, and I admit... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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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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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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