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Albaicin & Sacromonte Guided Tour

Albaicin and Sacromonte guided Tour

Albaicin and Sacromonte are the most iconic quarters in Granada, a beautiful city located in South Spain.

  • Walk through the labyrinth of narrow and winding streets in Albaicin quarter, while you smell the aroma of jasmine that fills the neighborhood.
  • Enjoy the impressive views of the Alhambra, while you discover the Granada cármenes, and admire the typical Moorish houses.
  • Explore the Sacromonte, famous for its cave houses and for being the birthplace of flamenco.

This wish list will be fulfilled in Granada with our guided tour. Are you ready to start?

Plaza Isabel la Católica

We start our walking tour in Plaza Isabel La Católica—a square located in Granada city center.

The most important element that crowns the square is a giant statue of Christopher Columbus with Queen Isabel. It represents a very specific moment, that of the Capitulations of Santa Fe, where the well-known navigator reached an agreement with the Catholic Monarchs to be able to depart on his journey to the Indies.

The well-known statue was built to commemorate the centenary of the discovery of America and was made by Mariano de Benllure, in Rome.

Plaza Santa Ana

Placed in this square, and in our opinion, there is one of the most beautiful buildings in Granada city, The Royal Chancery, the seat of the High Court of Justice since 1500 by order of the Catholic Monarchs.

In addition to the building mentioned above, there is also one of the most beautiful pillars of the city, the Pilar del Toro, made of stone and which represents the front of a bull’s head, the work of Diego of Siloé, and from the end of the 16th century.

Aljibe de trillo

The Aljibe de Trillo is a beautiful and well-preserved Nasrid-era cistern located in the Albaicín neighborhood. The cistern was built in the 14th century and is one of the city’s most important examples of Moorish architecture.

Despite the huge importance of that sight from the historical point of view, that is not the main reason why people visit The Aljibe de Trillo.

There is a legend about a love story, but if you want to discover it you will have to come to Granada and book a tour of Discovering Spain.

Mirador de San Nicolas

Mirador de San Nicolás is perhaps the one of most famous viewpoints in Granada.

Personalities such as ex-US president Bill Clinton, Federico García Lorca, Washington Irving, Hemingway, and Obama, have described the sunset from Mirador de San Nicolas as one of the most beautiful in the world.

The view of the Alhambra from this point can´t be described in words. You must go and try it yourself.

Plaza Larga

Unquestionably one of the most lively spots in Granada city.

Several taverns use its space as an outdoor restaurant during the warmer months of the year.

On Saturday morning a lively market takes possession of Plaza Larga, where you can buy anything from a dress to a freshly peeled chumbo, or prickly pear.

Sacromonte quarter

Whereas the Albaicín quarter is more about calm, silence, and peace, the Sacromonte neighborhood is all about joy, noise, and flamenco.

Must be remembered that this is the flamenco birthplace.

In the same fashion as Albaicín, Sacromonte is full of legends and hidden secrets, such as the one about Chorrojumo gypsy, one of the first entrepreneurs in tourism. To discover his epic history you will come to Granada and book our guided tour.

Tips for the visit

  • The best time to visit the Albaicín is during the morning or evening when the weather is cooler and there are fewer crowds.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, as you will be doing a lot of walking.
  • Bring a camera, as you will want to capture the beautiful views and architecture.
  • If you are interested in learning more about the history of the Albaicín, take a guided tour.
  • We don´t recommend this visit to people with reduced mobility or those carrying baby strollers due to the unevenness of the terrain

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