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Abadia del Sacromonte (Sacromonte Abbey)

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Address: Camino Sacromonte 4, 18010 Granada, Spain
Phone Number: +34 958 22 14 45
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Interesting visit after beautiful scenic walk.

The walk up to the abbey through the Sacromonte area is attractive and scenic but steep. The abbey does guided tours for €,4 per person so don't pay an arm and a leg for your own... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 28, 2016
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this site last weekend with my brother. it's is totally underrated, if you come to Granada you need to save a morning to go up the hill and visit the Sacromonte Abby. I didn't know that it was the first private university of Spain. It's museum is smaill but very instructive. Tour guides are friendly and very knowledgeable.

Thank blancofern
Lyon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

At 30 - 45 min. walking from Calle Carrera del Darro, I found that this Monastery is a gem which is not put in value. Guided tours only in Spanish every 30 min. (check for the opening hours) through a museum, a chapel and caves. Magnificent architecture and paintings. The walk to the monastery is worth doing: magnificent views of... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

The walk up to the abbey through the Sacromonte area is attractive and scenic but steep. The abbey does guided tours for €,4 per person so don't pay an arm and a leg for your own tour. The abbey is interesting, particularly the underground caves, and the cloisters beautifully cool and peaceful.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

The walk to the abbey takes you through Sacromonte but fail to impress with the state of disrepair. It is puzzling to have grand places like Alhambra so well maintained and places like this left on its own. It was sad to see the smashed lights along the path up the abbey. Don't bother with a tour. Just walk around... More 

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Liepaja, Latvia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

Street's dead end with surprise...abbey. Beutiful look to Granada city, Alhambra and mountains...late evening...chillout...with bike can be too fantastic trip...down from the highest point...

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

Didn't go in as there appears to be only entry with a guide. But the trip there is worth the effort, took the taxi as some of the way is steep uphill. Views all around are spectacular, from the view across Granada and the Alhambra, round to the Sierra Nevada. Very pleasant walk back down via Sacromonte

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

I loved visiting this place as I love visiting most places in Spain. it has a good atmosphere and ambiance and is a must see when visiting Granada.

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Granada, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2016

We took the C2 bus out to the Abbey. It closes for a few hours at 1:30pm, but the last tour also starts at 1:30pm. It was about a 40 minute tour and you'll see some great art, ancient texts (both Christian and Muslim) and tour the catacombs.

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San Isidro, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2015

The Abbey is located at the top of Sacromonte hill. You have a half hour walk to arrive. The place houses the remains of San Cecilio, one of the early Christian martyrs of Granada and is a pilgrimage site. There is an abbey and a school at the place. You can get in with a guided tour (we were four... More 

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Tring, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2015

To get away from all the crowds visit this (free) peaceful and scenic spot overlooking Granada. It is most beautiful inside and worth the steep climb ( or bus up and walk down!)

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