Sacromonte is the home of gypsies, artists and bohemians of Granada. Its History as a neighborhood really begins in the 16th century, when muslims and jews were forced out of their homes in the city, and began to make their homes beyond the city walls. That’s how they became cave dwelling.
Gypsies may have begun to arrive accompanying the Catholic Monarch’s troops during the conquest of the city. By 1850 there were already records of renown flamenco artists taking part in Zambras –the traditional gipsy gatherings of flamenco dance and song in Granada-. Traditionally, the caves are decorated with copper and brass pots and ornaments. They are today more of a show for tourist, but certainly worth a visit.
The Centro de Interpretación del Sacromonte, is a kind of Roma open air folk museum, offering an insight into Sacromonte’s geology and environment, cave building and Roma crafts, food, and musical traditions (with English explanations).
We will finish our tour, watching a traditional Flamenco Show. We will feel the magic of this universal art, in the best Tablao Flamenco of Granada: the “Casa del Arte Flamenco”.
4 hours approximately.
Meeting Time: at 5:30 pm.
Start Time: at 6:00 pm.
Santa Ana church (next to Plaza Nueva)*.
*Look for our white umbrella!
Ticket to Cuevas del Sacromonte Museum.
Tourist guide specialized in the Sacromonte neighborhood and the Flamenco.
Introduction to the history of Flamenco.
Ticket to Flamenco Show.