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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 Full Day: Alhambra, Albayzin and Sacromonte

2. Granada Full Day: Alhambra, Albayzin and Sacromonte

The ancient city of Granada is full of unique beauty: come spend a full day in the city and soak up its culture, architecture, and history. In the morning, you will see the stunning Alhambra, a fortress built in the 9th century which later became a royal residence. In the afternoon, you will travel through Albayzin and Sacramonte, two fascinating Muslim neighbourhoods of the city. Albayzin is considered one of the most beautiful districts of Granada, known for its cobblestones and medieval feel. In Sacromonte, you’ll see the traditional cave houses inhabited historically by gypsies, and experience its gorgeous flamenco shows. Walking is by far the best way to explore every nook and cranny of the labyrinthian structure of these neighbourhoods.  Let your tour guide surprise you with historical information, legends, and artistic details for an unforgettable day.

Granada: Albaicin & Sacromonte Guided Walking Tour

3. 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: 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: Albaicin and Sacromonte Sightseeing Tour

5. Granada: Albaicin and Sacromonte Sightseeing Tour

Embark on a sightseeing adventure to the historic neighborhoods of Sacromonte and Albaicin. Meet your friendly guide in Granada then head to Albaicin, a UNESCO World Heritage Listed district that was formerly the capital of one of the most important kingdoms in Europe. The first stop of the day is El Mirador de San Cristobal, an impressive complex built in the 11th century with sprawling views across the ancient citadel of Albaicin. Continue the tour to the old fortress of Alcazaba Cadima, then cross over the Plaza de San Bartolome to reach the Mirador de San Nicolas. Perhaps the most famous viewpoint in Granada, the Mirador de San Nicolas boasts sprawling vistas of Alhambra and the snowy peaks of Sierra Nevada in the background. Arrive at Sacromonte, passing by the impressive Gran Mezquita Mayor on the way. Travel along the picturesque Cuesta del Chapiz until you reach the idyllic Paseo de los Tristes on the shore of the Darro River, which has been a place of leisure since the 16th century. Enjoy some time to soak up the view while learning about the Christian and Muslim influences on the two neighborhoods you have visited today. Next, pass through the Plaza Nueva to the final stop of the day, an imposing cathedral.

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: Walking Tour of Alhambra & Albaicin

7. Granada: Walking Tour of Alhambra & Albaicin

Enjoy a walking tour of the Alhambra fort and the historic Albaicin neighborhood. Explore the outstanding historical palace and fort complex of Alhambra in the company of a professional guide. Skip the line to Spain's most visited monument, and discover the history and art in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour includes the Nasrid Palaces, Generalife, Alcazaba, the palace of Charles V and the Hamman. Pause for lunch, and then join an afternoon tour of the historic Albaicin neighborhood. Your guide will take you on a walk back through the centuries, as you enjoy the viewpoint of San Nicolas, San Miguel Bajo square, and the hillside Sacromonte neighborhood.

Granada: Albaicín & Sacromonte Walking Tour & Flamenco Show

8. Granada: Albaicín & Sacromonte Walking Tour & Flamenco Show

Discover two of the most emblematic neighborhoods in Granada, the Albaicín and Sacromonte, and learn about their flamenco history on this guided walking tour. Watch the sunset over the Alhambra and finish the evening with a traditional flamenco performance. Start your tour at Plaza Nueva and head to the Albaicín, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wander through the labyrinth streets of this former Muslim quarter with your guide. Learn about the fascinating world of Al-Andalus and take in breathtaking views of the Alhambra from the San Nicolas viewpoint. Continue to the Sacromonte neighborhood. Here, discover unique cave houses and listen to the sounds of flamenco music floating down the hills. Finish your tour with a renowned flamenco performance in the city center.

Alhambra Visit and Guided Tour of Albaycin and Sacromonte

9. Alhambra Visit and Guided Tour of Albaycin and Sacromonte

The Alhambra is one of the most famous monuments in Spain and one of the most visited of the world. On this tour, you will visit the Alhambra complex, the Nasrid Palaces (if option selected), Generalife Palace and its gardens, Alcazaba, and the Palace of Carlos V. Explore the Nasrid Palaces, Alhambra fortress, and the Generalife Gardens with a skip-the-line ticket. Learn about Granada's Moorish history as you explore this site which overlooks the beautiful city of Granada. The Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most-visited attractions in the world. With an informative audio guide in hand, go at the pace that's perfect for you. Learn all about the history of the Nasrid Kingdom through its architecture and the imagery throughout the fortress and gardens. Find out about the significance of water in this complex and relax in the Generalife Gardens. Complete the visit to Alhambra with a tour of the Unesco Heritage Neighborhoods of Albayzin and Sacromonte. On a guided tour, visit the Muslim neighborhood of Albayzín and the gypsy neighborhood of Sacromonte, two of the most distinctive neighborhoods in the region, with beautiful views in front of Alhambra. Take the opportunity to get some amazing photos. This route of approximately 2.5 hours, will take you across narrow streets, neighborhoods that will transport you back in time, and help you to feel the charm of the magical city. You can choose to do this tour in 1 or 2 days. On the 1 day tour, you will do the Alhambra tour in the morning and, in the afternoon, head to Albayzin and Sacromonte. For the 2 day option, on the first day you will visit the Alhambra tour at the time you select, and on the second day, go to Albayzin and Sacromonte for a guided tour in the afternoon.

Alhambra and Albaicin: Walking Tour

10. Alhambra and Albaicin: Walking Tour

Explore The Monument of Spain. Visit the Nasrid Palace, where the famous Patio of the Lions will be seen. See the old fortress (Alcazaba) and holiday Arabic palace of the Alhambra. Go deep into the traditional neighborhoods of Albaicín and Sacromonte, recognizable for its caves and settlements that were established after the Castilian conquest. Head to the former Muslim neighborhood of Albaicín, which will lead you to Mirador de San Nicolás, a magical viewpoint with the best views of the Alhambra.

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I did the Albacin and Sacromonte tour with a flamenco show and I really liked it. Francisco gave a lot of information and very interesting. He made the tour a very nice experience. Along with the flamenco show I take a beautiful memory from Granada

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

nice evening walking tour with lots of information in couple hours