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Granada: Sunset Walking Tour in Albaicín & Sacromonte

1. Granada: Sunset Walking Tour in Albaicín & Sacromonte

Choose from a private or shared tour and visit some of the most emblematic quarters of Granada. No trip to Granada is complete without having visited the Albaicín and Sacromonte. Pass through Albaicín, protected as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1994. Also known as the old Muslim Quarter, it contains labyrinthine streets through which you will discover the fascinating world of Al-Andalus, and enjoy the famous landscape of Granada from San Nicolás' viewpoint. Next on your journey, head to the Sacromonte Quarter, which contains more than 3,000 caves and panoramic views from hidden areas. While you are here, make sure to take the best pictures of Granada from this amazing valley. On your tour, you will also pass through significant sites of Granda, such as the Plaza Nueva, Placeta de San Gregorio, and Casa Enrique Morente, all of which are perfectly suited for snapping some stunning photos to show your friends and family.

Granada: Albaicin & Sacromonte Guided Walking Tour

2. Granada: Albaicin & Sacromonte Guided Walking Tour

Travel through the centuries on this 2.5-hour walking tour of the most charismatic quarters of Granada: Albaicin and Sacromonte. Learn the history, legends and local culture, guided by an official tour guide. Visit the remains of the glorious dynasties that ruled the last Muslim kingdom of the Iberian Peninsula. Walls, gates, palaces and mosques await you. Starting from the city center, you'll wander the narrow alleys of the Albaicin – the Moorish quarter. Be amazed by the white houses and the flowered balconies. Continue into the Sacromonte, the "flamenco" quarter of Granada. Learn why people live in caves dug into the mountains here, and why Gypsies chose this place centuries ago as their settlement.

Granada: Walking Food Tour

3. Granada: Walking Food Tour

Discover the cheeses, wines, and typical dishes of Granada on a 3.5-hour walking tour. Try the pionono, a dessert created for the visit of Pope Pius in 1854. Hear about Sephardic, Berber, Nasrid, and even Roman influences on Granada’s cuisine. Learn how ham is cured in the Alpujarra mountain villages, and dried by fresh Sierra Nevada air. Taste three different hams, including two from Granada and one for another part of Andalusia. Taste local cheeses and chocolate made in the Alpujarra at Granada Passion. Enjoy delicious tapas from Granada and meet the locals. Sample local recipes at the Chikito restaurant, where local artists, writers, and poets met the early 1900s.

Granada: Sacromonte Caves Flamenco Show

4. Granada: Sacromonte Caves Flamenco Show

Watch an amazing flamenco show in the historic caves of the Sacromonte district of Granada and immerse yourself in the sensual rhythms and passionate sounds of the folkloric tradition in a unique venue. Thought to have been inhabited by Muslims more than 500 years ago, the cave dwellings were later occupied by gypsies who used them as living quarters and for temporary refuge after the conquest of the city by Christians. Experience the diversity of the Sacromonte neighborhood, where people of all races and walks of life now live in harmony. Pay your respect to the roots of flamenco as you survey your extraordinary surroundings and listen to music that will elevate you to levels of unknown pleasure.  Then, journey back in time and explore the narrow streets of the Albayzin district that dates back to the days of the Nasrid Kingdom.

Sierra Nevada Trip from Granada

5. Sierra Nevada Trip from Granada

Explore one of the most recognized sites in the Sierra Nevada National Park. Nicknamed the Sister of the Alps and the Himalayas, this region is unique for the murmur of streams, legendary lagoons, the myriad of waterfalls snow tunnels and high mountain meadows.  This tour will expose the secrets of the region to you, as a guide will divulge details and show highlights. Even in high summer months, you will be able to touch snow or fill the lungs with the freshest air.  Touring at more than 2,600 meters above altitude, the ecosystem vastly differs from any other. The refreshing experience reveals forests form legend and landscapes from cinema.

Granada: City Center, Cathedral, Capilla, and Madraza Tour

6. Granada: City Center, Cathedral, Capilla, and Madraza Tour

You will start in Plaza Nueva, admiring one of the constructions that changed the physiognomy of the city the most. You will also astonish yourself with the Real Chancillería, which was the highest court of appeal of the Corona de Castilla. Follow that, admire the Plaza Nueva, the church of Santa Ana, and the Pilar del Toro, each of them being a part of one of the most important places of today’s Granada. You will walk down the Darro riverbed to see the old Al-Funduq (Corral del Carbón), one of the few Muslim buildings of commercial use that are still preserved. Following that, stroll through its streets, visiting the old silk market where thousands of stalls will intoxicate your senses with their colors and smells. Later on you will visit the Madraza, founded by Yusuf I in 1349. You will then proceed to enter inside the Capilla Real, where the Reyes Católicos chose to be buried in order to leave a permanent reminder of the hard work they had to do to win this city back. Towards the latter end of your tour you will visit the cathedral, which began to be built by Emperor Charles V.

Alpujarra Experience: Historical Mountain Villages

7. Alpujarra Experience: Historical Mountain Villages

Discover one of Europe's richest botanical enclaves, through picturesque villages and a breathtaking mountain landscape. La Alpujarra is an extensive valley running across the southern foothills of the Sierra Nevada and the mountains of the Contraviesa Lújar, the Mediterranean coast and the Sierra de Gador. White buildings pepper the rugged terrain, matching the snow-capped peaks down amid the lush foliage. The first stop is the 19th-century town of Lanjarón, where you'll follow the flowing waters to Orgiva, the crossroads of the region and capital of La Alpujarra. From here continue through the magical towns of Caratuñas, Pampaneira, Pitres and Trevélez, the highest village in Spain, famous for its exquisite Iberian hams. Then, drive into the heart of the charming and picturesque villages of Bubion and Capileira, where you'll enjoy breathtaking views and a traditional lunch if you choose this option.

Granada: Albaicín and Sacromonte 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

8. Granada: Albaicín and Sacromonte 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

Explore Granada's most charming and charismatic neighborhoods on a 2.5-hour walking tour of the Albaicín and Sacromonte. Learn their history through the eyes of a local guide. Travel back to the origins of Granada as you discover the remains of the city gates and parts of the old city walls that surround the Alcazaba. Learn about the architecture of the Moors, and the mix of cultures that have lived in the area through the centuries. Continue into the Gypsy neighborhood of Sacromonte, and discover the caves dug into the sides of the mountain. Starting from Plaza Isabel La Católica, meander the labyrinth of narrow streets, learning the story of the city as a hotbed of art and architecture since the 11th century.

Granada: Albaicín and Sacromonte Guided Walking Tour

9. Granada: Albaicín and Sacromonte Guided Walking Tour

Embark on a 2-hour walking tour of the most traditional and authentic neighborhoods of Granada: Albaicin and Sacromonte. Learn the history, legends and local culture from your tour guide. Meet your guide at the Plaza Bib-Rambla and head to the former Muslim neighborhood of Albaicín, declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. From here, you will head to the Mirador de San Nicolás, where you'll take in fascinating views of the Alhambra. Marvel at the Dar Al-Horra Palace, an old Arabic palace from the 14th-century palace and follow in the footsteps of the funeral carriages that used to drive along Paseo de Los Tristes. Then, continue to the neighborhood of Sacromonte, famous for its caves where settlements of minority groups were established after the Castilian conquest. Learn the history behind the people that live in caves dug into the mountains here and witness Sacromonte's strong connection with flamenco. Visit Enrique Morente's home, one of the most influential flamenco singers from Granada. On this guided walking tour, all members of the group will be treated to a glass of wine, a custom typical in Granada.

Granada: Alhambra, Generalife & Albaicin Private Tour

10. Granada: Alhambra, Generalife & Albaicin Private Tour

Skip the lines to the most visited monument in Spain and discover one of the best examples of Islamic architecture in the world. Admire the palaces, gardens and walls of the Alhambra and hidden Nasrid Palaces in Granada on a 5.5-hour tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built on Sabika Hill for the Nasrid Dynasty, the Alhambra was the most impressive fortified complex of Muslim Spain. Its walls still stand as testimony to the city's golden age. Enter the glorious Albaicín district to explore Granada’s most ancient quarter. Walk along narrow, cobblestone streets and admire balconies of stunning floral displays. Get breathtaking views of the Alhambra and see the mansions built for the Nasrid nobles in the 14th and 15th centuries. Benefit from a lunch break and time to digest an extraordinary period in Spanish history and art. 

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What people are saying about Granada

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The Alhambra is always busy, but our bus beat the others, making it better for us. You choose between 4 different pickup locations. The tour company contacted us with the exact pickup time the day before. The drive takes about 3 hours, but the bus has comfortable seats for sleeping and big windows for the views. Halfway through the drive, there's a stop for restrooms and breakfast. After the rest stop, the guide gave us info about Spain and the things we were passing. When we arrived at Alhambra, the bus guide gave us clear directions and her contact info, before sending us with a different guide through the complex. Be sure to ask this guide for a brief history of Granada. At the end of the Alhambra tour, we rejoined our bus guide for 1 hour free time in Albaicin and then a 20 minute guided tour of Albaicin, including the viewpoint for the Alhambra. Then we headed back to Seville. The driver gave us info about the 4 drop-off locations (the same as the pickup), so you can choose

We had requested an individual guided tour, with Portuguese as the language. Meeting the guide at the ticket office was easy, the Portuguese of Basque Nacho Jauregui was good and fluent, which made the visit much more pleasant and productive than if we had gone alone.

Beautiful experience and a lot of walking. Zoraida was very nice and help us with some questions we had and was able to look for answers to many questions we had.

great trip. The coach was nice, pickup location was convenient, the guide did an excellent job, the Alhambra guide was great, and there was enough free time.

Rasha is one of the best guides we have ever had. Great knowledge, excellent English, and adapted the tour as she learned more of our interests.