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“Museo Cuevas (not cave restaurants and flamenco shows)” 4 of 5 stars
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Sacromonte
Granada, Spain (Realejo - San Matias)
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Ranked #19 of 94 Attractions in Granada
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Owner description: A large hill located close to the Albayzín that is known for its caves that have been turned into public places for flamenco performances.
Winchester, England, United Kingdom
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“Museo Cuevas (not cave restaurants and flamenco shows)”
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 school and finally to the ticket booth which doubles as a small café.
The museum is well laid out, with explanations (Spanish and English) of how the Roma used to live as well as information on the geological events of the area, and the flora and fauna.
We enjoyed the variety of caves, the short film about early cave dwellers and the views to the Alhambra… but most of all we enjoyed the bullfrog chorus when walking past the composting area next to the weaving cave (my kids hadn’t heard frogs before).
I’d recommend this as a very reasonably priced attraction.

Visited May 2014
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“Don't bother”
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 of Granada). I did get a little lost coming back down but luckily found myself back by one of the main old portals to the Albayzin closer to the Gran Via.

Visited May 2014
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“Cave dwelling museum”
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 of flamenco.

Visited May 2014
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“Sacromonte walk”
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.

Visited May 2014
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“Great views”
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 "real" Spain because there are not so many tourists around. You have a great view of Alhambra and if you make it to the top where the church is, you can walk around to the back of the church and see the Sierra Nevadas.

Visited March 2014
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