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Albayzin and Sacromonte Guided Walking Tour in Granada

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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Discover two of Granada’s most atmospheric quarters on a 2.5-hour walking tour of Albayzín and Sacromonte. Explore the cobblestoned lanes of Albayzín, the medieval Moorish quarter, and view its whitewashed houses, patios, fountains, and churches as your guide shares its history. Admire the views of the Alhambra Palace from here, and delve into the neighboring gypsy enclave of Sacromonte, famous for its traditional cave houses and flamenco and handicrafts heritage.
  • 2.5-hour walking tour of Albayzín and Sacromonte in Granada
  • Stroll around UNESCO-listed Albayzín, Granada’s old Moorish quarter
  • Explore the quaint lanes to see the whitewashed balconied houses, churches, and squares
  • Admire stunning panoramas of the Alhambra Palace
  • Delve into cobbled Sacromonte, famous for its gypsy community
  • Discover the gypsy caves and local flamenco, arts, and crafts culture
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Plaza Isabel la Católica, 18009 Granada, Spain

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Calle Mirador de San Nicolás, 18010 Granada, Spain
Meet your guide in central Granada, and set off into UNESCO-protected Albayzín, one of the city’s most historical quarters.

Covering a hill facing the Alhambra Palace, this quaint neighbourhood forms Granada’s medieval heart, and consists of old Moorish and Andalucian buildings clustered around labyrinthine cobbled streets.

Learn about Albayzín’s 11th-century roots, and meander through the picturesque lanes to admire the whitewashed houses with their flower-filled balconies, as well as churches, squares, and fountains. Pass landmarks like the old city gates and other Moorish remnants, and drink in panoramic views of the Alhambra atop the neighboring hill.

Next, continue to the Sacromonte district to the east of Albayzín. This fascinating quarter is home to Granada’s Roma gypsies, who first arrived here in the 15th century, and is famed for its underground, rock-cut homes.

Follow the cobbled path around the hillside, and see some of the traditional caves where gypsies and others still live. Many are now flamenco bars and tiny museums that showcase the traditional lifestyles, arts, and handicrafts of the original cave dwellers.

Admire the city views from here, and after 2.5 hours’ exploring, bid goodbye to your guide, bringing your tour to a close.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Plaza de Isabel La Catolica
We start our tour from this beatiful place in the city center, near the Cathedral
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Plaza Nueva
One of the most important squares in Granada. We can see the Chancilleria, High Court of Justice since the Catholic Kings time
Pass By:  
Carrera del Darro
The most pintoresque roud in Granada by the side of river Darro
Stop At:  
Paseo de los Tristes
See the awesome Alhambra views near to the river and we start to walk to the Albayzin top from this point
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sacromonte
The gipsy quarter in front of Alhambra monument
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Plaza de San Nicolas
Take a photo from the most important balcony in Granada and the most famous one
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Depending on the date, the visit could be in English and Spanish
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Granada a Pie

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Albayzin and Sacromonte Guided Walking Tour in Granada?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Albayzin and Sacromonte Guided Walking Tour in Granada.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Albayzin and Sacromonte Guided Walking Tour in Granada?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Albayzin and Sacromonte Guided Walking Tour in Granada.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Albayzin and Sacromonte Guided Walking Tour in Granada?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Albayzin and Sacromonte Guided Walking Tour in Granada.

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Joanne L
, Oct 2019
Not too strenuous for an over 50 year old! Lovely views of Alhambra. Interesting facts. Saw cave house . Good tour.
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albayzin and sacromonte walking tour
Sanjay141169
, Jun 2019
Isabella was a knowledgeable guide.we enjoyed the tour.Maybe a halt for restroom can be made in between as the heat is intense due to the summer and the walk is demanding.
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Did not get the English tour we booked
Janet C
, May 2019
Enjoyed walking around these neighborhoods, which we would not have done in such detail otherwise. The guide was personable and knew a lot. However, we specifically booked an English language trip. The majority of the people were English speaking and yet the guide spoke in Spanish more than half the time to the four people who were Spanish speaking and somehow included on our tour. Also, she ended 15 minutes early at a scenic viewpoint, which was quite a ways from the starting point, leaving us to find our own way back. I had assumed that we would be brought back to the starting point.
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Amazing walking tour of Albayzin & Sacromonte
Companion14797234562
, Mar 2019
It was indeed a great pleasure to discover this area of Spain with a guide who made it extremely interesting. Well worth the tour!
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Great Tour
kseflies2018
, Oct 2018
If you are in Granada you must see this part of the city. The tour was great overall - there was some confusion when we arrived as our names weren't on the list, but the company quickly rectified the situation and got us rescheduled.
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Interesting walk around the lesser...
Katie P
, Sep 2017
Interesting walk around the lesser known parts of the city with an informative guide. Great views of the Alhambra from Sacromonte, culminating with sunset from the piazza St Nicholas.
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Got a private tour since I was the only...
bernardyng
, Dec 2016
Got a private tour since I was the only English speaker
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Loved it. Super entertaining guide and...
Ana R
, Sep 2016
Loved it. Super entertaining guide and saw and understood a lot about both areas
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