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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: Sacromonte Caves Flamenco Show

3. 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.

Granada: Albaicín, Sacromonte & Museum of Caves Walking Tour

4. Granada: Albaicín, Sacromonte & Museum of Caves Walking Tour

Visit some of the most emblematic quarters of Granada. No trip to Granada is complete without having visited the Albaicín and Sacromonte. The tour will 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 and more. You will then head to the Sacromonte Quarter, which contains more than 3,000 caves and panoramic views from hidden areas. Here you will get to know and understand gypsy culture in the Museo de las Cuevas, a place that demonstrates their history through legends and flamenco dancing. Your tour will also pass through principle Granada sites such as the Plaza Nueva, Placeta de San Gregorio and Casa Enrique Morente, all of which are prone for ideal photo opportunities.

Granada: Guided Albaicin, Sacromonte, and Viewpoints Tour

5. Granada: Guided Albaicin, Sacromonte, and Viewpoints Tour

The tour begins in Plaza Nueva next to the High Court of Justice. Following an introduction, You will walk along the Paseo de los Tristes in the direction of the Sacromonte whilst discovering surprising historical details on the way. In the Sacromonte neighborhood you will learn about the cave houses, before visiting viewpoints which boast panoramic views of both the Alhambra and the city. You'll also discover flamenco art, learning about the importance it has in this particular neighborhood. Whilst walking from Sacromonte to Albaicin you will learn of the history and anecdotes of various places. This will conclude with you arriving at the San Nicolas viewpoint, where you will be greeted with panoramic views of the Alhambra. As you walk through the Albaicín neighborhood and learn its incredible history, you will come to the realization that these are two neighborhoods are simply loaded with history and fantastic panoramic viewpoints.

Granada: Albayzin and Sacromonte Walking Tour

6. Granada: Albayzin and Sacromonte Walking Tour

Explore the Islamic quarter and historic Sacromonte neighborhood of Granada on a 2.5-hour walking tour. Walk between the narrow streets of the Albayzín, and admire the culture of the gypsies in the stunning caves of Sacromonte. Departing from the central Plaza Nueva, learn the history of Granada, a city which has been a hotbed of art and architecture since the 11th century. Explore Albayzín, considered one of the city’s most delightful neighborhoods. This is the part of the city where the Spanish-Muslim architecture is at its most spectacular, and the views of the Alhambra are stunning. Discover the essence of Islamic Granada along a labyrinth of narrow streets. Discover Sacromonte and admire one of the best-known gypsy neighborhoods in Spain, and see the traditional caves where people still live, surrounded by nature and the culture and art of Andalucia. Admire the views of the city from a place where art, nature and heritage are their most attractive.

Granada: Albaicín and Sacromonte 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

7. 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

8. 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: Albaicin and Sacromonte Segway Tour

9. Granada: Albaicin and Sacromonte Segway Tour

Explore Granada on a segway with a local experienced guide. Due to its geographical location, Granada offers great routes with picturesque views. The city is situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains so the streets go up and down making segway probably the most comfortable mode of transportation.  Benefit from a training session on the segway so you can get comfortable if you are a beginner. Pass by Plaza Nueva, Fuente del Toro, Paseo de los Tristes, and the old gypsy caves all the way up to Abadia del Sacromonte. The Sacromonte Abbey provides an insight into the cultural history of the city. In addition to the historical significance of the district, the hilltop location hill offers great views and photo opportunities. Wander through the narrow streets of the Albaicin neighborhood, zoom by Mosque of Granada, and take photos on one of the most famous viewpoints, San Nicholas square, where you can see the Alhambra and Generalife gardens.

Granada: 3-Hour Historical Segway Tour

10. Granada: 3-Hour Historical Segway Tour

Discover the historical city center throughout a 3-hour panoramic segway tour, making for a great way to cover a big distance with a local and experienced guide. Due to its special geographical location, Granada offers great routes with picturesque views. Enjoy riding your segway whilst discovering intriguing secrets about Granada. Riding a segway doesn't require any previous experience, and whether or not you have tried it before, you will go through the training process before beginning. It usually takes 10-15 minutes to get comfortable, however, you will be welcome to practice as much as you like. As soon as you're ready the journey begins. Cruise in the park near Alhambra and learn about the majestic Islamic palace. Your knowledgeable guide will share important historical facts of this unique place that belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1984. Pass by Plaza Nueva, Fuente del Toro, and Paseo de Los Tristes, all the way up to Abadia del Sacromonte. Learn how the Sacromonte Abbey symbolizes the cultural past of the city and is vital to understand the history of Granada. Besides, enjoy fascinating views as this mystical district is located on the top of the hill. Then, ride through the narrow streets of the Albaicin neighborhood passing the Mosque of Granada. Take photos from one of the most famous viewpoints in Granada - San Nicholas Square.

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What people are saying about Sacromonte

Listening to the history of the Alhambra felt like I was there during that time. Eduardo did a good job of explaining everything.

It was awesome, learned a lot about the history of the different neighborhoods in Alhambra, took great pictures

We had Ana as our guide and she was amazing! Thankful for an unforgettable experience with her

It was avery nice tour with our wounderful guide I advice everyone to visit GRANAFA

nice evening walking tour with lots of information in couple hours