Granada, Spain
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clock-o2 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Discover two of Granada’s most atmospheric quarters on a 2.5-hour walking tour of Albayzín and Sacromonte. Explore the cobblestoned lanes of Albayzín, the medieval Moorish quarter, and view its whitewashed houses, patios, fountains, and churches as your guide shares its history. Admire the views of the Alhambra Palace from here, and delve into the neighboring gypsy enclave of Sacromonte, famous for its traditional cave houses and flamenco and handicrafts heritage.
  • 2.5-hour walking tour of Albayzín and Sacromonte in Granada
  • Stroll around UNESCO-listed Albayzín, Granada’s old Moorish quarter
  • Explore the quaint lanes to see the whitewashed balconied houses, churches, and squares
  • Admire stunning panoramas of the Alhambra Palace
  • Delve into cobbled Sacromonte, famous for its gypsy community
  • Discover the gypsy caves and local flamenco, arts, and crafts culture
Meet your guide in central Granada, and set off into UNESCO-protected Albayzín, one of the city’s most historical quarters.

Covering a hill facing the Alhambra Palace, this quaint neighbourhood forms Granada’s medieval heart, and consists of old Moorish and Andalucian buildings clustered around labyrinthine cobbled streets.

Learn about Albayzín’s 11th-century roots, and meander through the picturesque lanes to admire the whitewashed houses with their flower-filled balconies, as well as churches, squares, and fountains. Pass landmarks like the old city gates and other Moorish remnants, and drink in panoramic views of the Alhambra atop the neighboring hill.

Next, continue to the Sacromonte district to the east of Albayzín. This fascinating quarter is home to Granada’s Roma gypsies, who first arrived here in the 15th century, and is famed for its underground, rock-cut homes.

Follow the cobbled path around the hillside, and see some of the traditional caves where gypsies and others still live. Many are now flamenco bars and tiny museums that showcase the traditional lifestyles, arts, and handicrafts of the original cave dwellers.

Admire the city views from here, and after 2.5 hours’ exploring, bid goodbye to your guide, bringing your tour to a close.

Reviews

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K
, Nov 2018

If you are in Granada you must see this part of the city. The tour was great overall - there was some confusion when we arrived as our names weren't on the list, but the company quickly rectified the situation and got us rescheduled.

I
, Oct 2017

well worth it.

K
, Sep 2017

Interesting walk around the lesser known parts of the city with an informative guide. Great views of the Alhambra from Sacromonte, culminating with sunset from the piazza St Nicholas.

P
, Aug 2017

This tour was amazing!

A
, Mar 2017

This tour was amazing!

b
, Dec 2016

Got a private tour since I was the only English speaker

A
, Sep 2016

Loved it. Super entertaining guide and saw and understood a lot about both areas


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