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“A Place for Flamenco”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Sacromonte

Sacromonte
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Flamenco Show at Sacromonte Caves in Granada
Ranked #15 of 212 things to do in Granada
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Owner description: A large hill located close to the Albayzín that is known for its caves that have been turned into public places for flamenco performances.
Malaga, Spain
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“A Place for Flamenco”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

The Sacramonte is a large district that is populated by Gypsies, many of them living in caves that have been fixed like homes. This area offers flamenco for tourists, in places with atmosphere. The area also contains the Abbey of Sacramonte, which was built in the 17th century. The Abbey has a museum that has paintings, sculptures, and Arabic manuscripts.

Visited April 2011
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“Underwhelming”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

There is not much to see in the Sacromonte aside from some pretty views of the Alhambra, but seeing as how you pass by the Sacromonte on the way to the spectacular view from the Mirador de San Nicolas, it's not really a necessary side trip. I'd say you could walk in and explore a bit if you have the time, but it's not anything to go out of your way to see.

Visited February 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Serious dark flamenco in the gypsy cave living rooms”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

As we wound our way up the hills in our mini bus past the house façades that have been built in front of the original caves that the gypsies have inhabited for hundreds of years, our hearts were in our mouths on a number of occasions as we wondered how our driver could possibly negotiate the narrow lanes that pass for streets. When it was apparent our bus could squeeze no further, we walked up, down, in and out of the flower lined alleys, catching glimpses of these unusual homes and jaw dropping view of the backlit Alhambra opposite and the beautiful city of Granada below. The main point of our visit was to be treated to a flamenco dance by a local gypsy family in their lounge room. The dancers and guitar players wove a dark and solemn tale as the music soared and their feet tapped impossibly fast to the beat.

Visited September 2011
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Vienna, Austria
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“Very interesting and beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

The Camino de Sacramonte is well worth a little walk: striking view over the Alhambra and mountains, warm sun (in winter), pretty white houses all along. The museum of Sacramonte is 5 euros (no reductions available) but is really pretty and interesting: I guess in spring the gardens are super nice, and then each cove has its explanation so that you can imagine how the life might be like when living there. There is also valuable information about the ecology of the place and a nice movie (in spanish with english subtitles) will give you ideas for further trips around the Mediterranea. I really think it is an interesting visit.

Visited January 2012
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“Flamenco!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2012

The flamenco shows in the caves are worth a visit. These are the authentic shows, so don't settle for a big city mimic show if you can make to the cuevas de Sacromonte!

Visited January 2012
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