Granada: Albaicín and Sacromonte Guided Walking Tour
- Duration: 2 hours
Embark on a 2-hour walking tour of the most traditional and authentic neighborhoods of Granada: Albaicin and Sacromonte. Learn the history, legends and local culture from your tour guide. Meet your guide at the Plaza Bib-Rambla and head to the former Muslim neighborhood of Albaicín, declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. From here, you will head to the Mirador de San Nicolás, where you'll take in fascinating views of the Alhambra. Marvel at the Dar Al-Horra Palace, an old Arabic palace from the 14th-century palace and follow in the footsteps of the funeral carriages that used to drive along Paseo de Los Tristes. Then, continue to the neighborhood of Sacromonte, famous for its caves where settlements of minority groups were established after the Castilian conquest. Learn the history behind the people that live in caves dug into the mountains here and witness Sacromonte's stro...
Your experience begins as you meet your guide by the water fountain in the center of Bib Rambla Square. From there, start your half-day getting to know Granada thoroughly. Your experience sees you traveling through the 4 most important historical neighborhoods of the town center, Realejo, Albaicín, and Sacromonte. As you travel, get to know the 4 cultures that have shaped Granada throughout the centuries as you learn how Christians, Muslims, Jews, and gypsies all played role. All of this is conducted in a small group, encouraging personal contact and cohabitation with the environment. On top of your sightseeing, enjoy a break which includes tea, Arabic sweets, and awesome views of the Alhambra. Your tour avoids walking through traffic-filled streets, and focuses on streets which contain public fountains and water basins.
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 Pas...
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Yocin, a Spaniard from Belgium, gave us a lot of knowledge and tips about Granada. The walk through the two districts took place in the evening hours and despite a few tourists (not nearly as many due to Covid) he kept showing us special places and viewpoints where we were almost alone. Thank you very much for an unforgettable experience! The tour was in very understandable English, with mask and distance :) Regina & Beate
The visit is great and the guide Miriam very good. We explained everything perfectly, we went with an Australian girl and had no problem going to explain things about the visit in English.
All phenomenal. Javier very nice. It is a visit with many ups and downs but Javier makes many stops for us to drink and rest a bit. Everything is great. I recommend it 100%.
I did the route with David and it is worth taking the walk with him. It explains everything very well and in a very entertaining way.