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Sacromonte, Granada

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Many of the dwellings in Sacromonte, a neighborhood set among the mountains of Granada, are caves in which Romani people have traditionally made their homes. Visit the ethnographic museum to learn more about this traditional way of life for the Romani people and the particular customs of the caves and this neighborhood. The area is known for its particular style of flamenco dancing, so it can be an excellent spot to catch a performance. Explore also the historic Sacromonte abbey and enjoy the far-reaching views it boasts over Granada and the Alhambra. Plan your visit to Sacromonte and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Granada driving holiday site.
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  • With 3 nights in Granada, we had time to explore a little further beyond the Alhambra. Exploring Sacromonte was a highlight. We went here specifically to see the unique cave-houses. History is...  more »
  • Sacromonte has a different atmosphere to the rest of Granada, although it's perfectly possible to walk from the centre as I did. The traditional gypsy area, on a hill with cobbled streets and...  more »
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