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El Sacromonte
El Sacromonte

El Sacromonte

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Granada, AN 18010 Spain
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You can see as soon as you arrive that El Sacromonte district is special for many reasons, not just the "cave" houses for which it is famous. After you have your fill of looking at the famed houses ... Read more
and their flowers, check out Abadia del Sacromonte. At Abadia del Sacromonte, you can learn about the district's history, particularly its religious history, as the Abadia is both abbey and museum. Finally, make sure to stop at one of the bars that features a flamenco show. If you have both luck and energy, you might happen on a bar that's putting on a La Zambra flamenco style, a historic, gypsy-style cave party that lasts all night!

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New York City, New York State, USA

This was amazing, and I actually preferred it to the Alhambra. Caves, gypsies, flamenco...sort of the antithesis of palaces. Don't skip it even if you only have a little time.

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Brisbane, Australia

Interested in learning about gypsy culture and history? Then the sacromonte is where you want to go. There are interesting reconstruction of cave homes you can explore. There are some nice green spaces you can walk around as well

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Nizwa, Oman
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In the shadow of Granada's Alhambra fortress and palace, in a small whitewashed and candle lit cave, you sip sangria while just inches away, gypsies bare their souls to you with the torturous pleasure that is flamenco. A performance from one of the Granada's Zambra groups, a family of gypsies who grew up dancing the flamenco is unique to Southern Spain and should definitely not be missed.

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Chicago, Illinois, USA

The famed house-caves of Sacromonte are a must-see for a complete visit to Granada. I would advise consulting with a native Granadino before booking tickets to a flamenco show to see if it's worth it. There are also a variety of bars and restaurantes in Sacromonte that offer their own impromptu performances free of charge and without the touristy glitz.

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Stirling, United Kingdom

Granada

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Santander, Spain

Just a wonderful part of town. A must see.

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Madrid, Spain

Sacromonte forma parte del barrio del Albaicín. En esta zona es donde están las tradicionales cuevas gitanas, siendo éstos sus principales pobladores. Está en la parte más alta de Granada y por allí pasa también la muralla árabe de la ciudad. Un barrio donde perderse caminando y dejarse seducir por algún gitano que te venderá un espectáculo flamenco al "mejó" precio. Ya sea contratando con ellos o mediante una agencia turística, no dejes de volver de noche a las cuevas a disfrutar de los cantaores y bailaores gitanos!

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Local from Granada, Spain

Lugar emblemático en granada te transitada a otra época

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