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Granada, Spain (Realejo - San Matias)
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Ranked #21 of 104 attractions in Granada
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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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Trenton, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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
13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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