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  • Location: Granada, Spain
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Watch a flamenco show in a Sacromonte cave in Granada, and then explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed neighborhood of Albaicin on an evening walking tour. Inside an authentic flamenco joint – Cuevas Los Tarantos – sit back and relax with a drink, or perhaps upgrade to include a 3-course dinner, while watching a regional type of flamenco known as ‘zambra.’ Before returning to your hotel, stroll around Albaicin with a guide and see unforgettable views of the Alhambra palace complex, illuminated by night.

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour evening tour to Granada’s Sacromonte caves and Albaicin
  • Learn about the famous flamenco dance from your expert guide
  • Watch a live zambra flamenco show in an authentic flamenco joint -- Cuevas Los Tarantos
  • Upgrade and include a 3-course dinner while the zambra show takes place
  • Take a walking tour around the UNESCO-listed neighborhood of Albaicin
  • Enjoy nighttime views of the Alhambra palace complex from Mirador San Nicolás

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What You Can Expect

Granada Flamenco Show in Sacromonte and Walking Tour of Albaicin

Granada Flamenco Show in Sacromonte Caves

After pickup from your central Granada hotel, head to the Sacromonte area of the city – famous for its inhabited caves carved out of the soft rock on the slopes of Cerro de San Miguel. Originally built and lived in by Spanish gypsies (or gitanos as they’re known locally), the caves became popular places for the community to meet up, dance and be merry.

The best caves to visit are those dedicated to zambra – a type of flamenco dancing that’s firmly rooted in Sacromonte – and luckily, you’ll visit one such cave. Hop off your minibus and head inside Cuevas Los Tarantos to see one of the area’s best live zambra shows! Before the 1-hour performance starts, your guide will fetch you a drink and talk to you briefly about flamenco in the Andalusia region. Alternatively, upgrade and include a 3-course dinner to enjoy while the performance takes place. Please see Itinerary for sample menus.

Loosely translated as ‘party’ in Arabic, zambra dates back to the 15th century when it was performed by the Moriscos (Muslims who converted to Christianity) during Moorish celebrations, hence the Arabic feel to the dance. The gypsies who later migrated to Spain identified themselves with the music, and the tradition carried through right up ‘til the present day. Sit back and watch the extravagant dance moves (similar to belly dancing) paired with the fast-paced music!

After the performance, return to your minibus and head into the hills for a 45-minute walking tour around the UNESCO World Heritage-listed district of Albaicin. Also known as Albayzín, the neighborhood is Granada’s oldest Muslim quarter with a labyrinth of narrow cobblestone streets and delightful Moorish architecture. Soak up the ambience with your guide, and then head to Mirador San Nicolás to enjoy unforgettable views of Alhambra Palace on La Sabica Hill before returning to your hotel.

Itinerary

Sample Summer Dinner Menu from April 1 – October 31:

First Course (choice of one):
  • Tarantos salad (mixed leaf salad with tomatoes, asparagus, olives and onion)
  • Gazpacho (Andalusian chilled soup made with ripe tomatoes, cucumber, pepper and celery)
Main Courses:
  • Pork tenderloin with seasonal vegetables or potatoes
  • Hake with pisto
Dessert (choice of one):
  • Ice cream
  • Seasonal fruit
Sample Winter Dinner Menu from November 1 – March 31:

First Course (choice of one):
  • Chicken soup Spanish style
  • Roasted pepper salad
Main Courses:
  • Pork tenderloin with garlic
  • Andalusian squid
Dessert (choice of one):
  • Ice cream
  • Seasonal fruit

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Lovely show. Wish the pickup was punctual or at least 5-10 minutes late.

MARÍA
Puerto Rico

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

GREAT!!!! Albaicín is so beautiful at NIGHT!!! As well as the ALHAMBRA view!!!
The Sacromonte flamenco was SUPERB!!!

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