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“Satisfied my curiosity”

Museo Cuevas del Sacromonte
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Granada Flamenco Show in Sacromonte and Walking Tour of Albaicin
Ranked #37 of 215 things to do in Granada
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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“Satisfied my curiosity”
Reviewed 31 May 2013 via mobile

I was very interested in learning more about the gypsies I had read so much about when planning our trip to Granada, so we decided to walk all the way up to Sacramonte, and then decided to visit the museum as well. I am so glad we did! It really helped me understand more about the cave dwellings and also about the role of the Roma gypsies in the history of Granada. the museum isn't very big and doesn't take much time to get thru, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was 5€ to go, and if you can make the walk up the views along the way, plus getting a feel for the community is worth it.

Visited May 2013
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“Interesting view of life in earlier times”
Reviewed 28 April 2013

The museum is an outdoor venue. The 'caves' are reconstructed holes in the hill cemented and whitewashed giving a flavor of the real thing. They are filled with implements from a more simple time. An old treadle sewing machine, a large wooden loom, cast iron kitchen ware, metal forge equipment, tack, and pottery makings. There is a room/cave each for kitchen, stables, pottery, textiles with explanations. They show colors used to die the yarn for example, a partially finished clay plate to show the decorating process.

What was a vegetable garden is labeled and the medicinal use of plants indicated. Plants and trees throughout are titled. However, upkeep has fallen off and weeds were growing, plants were not thriving. Hopefully that will improve. What appeared to be high school students greeted us at the entrance, a "lemonade stand" style table where they collected the 5 euro to visit. Perhaps the site could be a school project to improve the condition of the grounds.

There was an video about caves in general around the world we found interesting - does wine cellar come to mind? The views of Granada below, the Alhambra across the way, and the Sacromonte neighborhood itself are good from this hill.

We took bus 35 from Plaza Nueva and back, getting off at Plaza de los Trietes beside the Darro River and walked back down toward the Plaza Nueva past shops and outdoor restaurants along the narrow pedestrian stroll / taxi route street where our hotel the Zaguan was located.

Some reviews say you can walk from downtown, but it is uphill, and even if you take the bus, once you get off, you still must climb a steep, slippery if wet, cobblestone street, then steps to the site. It is hot with little if any shade along the way. Remember it is called Sacromonte - sacred Mountain - the elevation becomes a factor also. Not recommended if you have a heart condition.

There may have been snacks, but we didn't check it out. There were restrooms. They apparently also have entertainment in the evening. There are some photos and info about flamenco. At the bus stop below the caves, there is another museum that apparently had been visited by a couple American dignitaries, but it was closed.

From an educational standpoint, a visit is worthwhile, although we didn't see any iconic "gypsies" during our visit. However, they have some old photos here and there from older times that are a bit more colorful than today's inhabitants.

Visited April 2013
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“Sweet Museum, Wonderful Views”
Reviewed 21 April 2013

This museum is worth the walk through old neighborhoods with narrow streets. The walk up to the museum is fairly steep, but once you get there you are rewarded with spectacular views and plenty of places to sit an enjoy the landscape. The museum itself illustrates what it was like to live in the caves, with exhibits not only on crafts (textiles, leatherwork for the horses, blacksmithing, pottery, etc.) but also nice displays on the kinds of animals and plants you would find in the area. We opted for the self-guided tour and spent a good two hours exploring the exhibits and looking out onto the scenery of this spectacular region, including amazing views of the Alhambra. After a lengthy flight, it was nice to walk around this historic neighborhood.

Visited April 2013
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“Great little cave museum off the beaten track”
Reviewed 3 April 2013 via mobile

This is worth the walk (or bus ride) to Sacramonte (holy mountain). The walk takes you through the little lanes with craft shops and Flamenco restaurants. You really get a sense of what living in the caves was like with exhibits on the local crafts in about 20 different caves and there are some interesting displays on the history of Flamenco and the different cultures that contributed to it: Arab, Roma, Christian Moors, Jewish etc. Very friendly with good facilities and a place to have a soft drink and crisps.

Visited April 2013
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Granada
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“Glorious summer concert experience!”
Reviewed 7 November 2012

We live just down the street from here.
A chill-out cultural center promoting the preservation of the caves
with several on display showing the lifestyle and usage etc.
But the real gem is their open air music and cinema evenings in late July, August and early September. See alternative films in their origional format while sipping on sangria
under the moonlight in the fresh evening air! Also Flamenco and Rock concerts.
Very mellow vibe and beautiful ambience. We go to every one that we can.
Go a little early to get a good seat. Price: 3-5 Euros depending the event.
Walk up the long staircase from Camino de Sacromonte...well worth the hike!

Visited August 2012
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