The Albayzín and The Sacromonte

Tour Number

Activity Level

379685


Categories

First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking, Religious Heritage

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (fluent), Italian (fluent), English (fluent)

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If there are two different quarters, they are The Albayzín and The Sacromonte. The first one, which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site, is considered to be the most ancient part of Granada, it was founded more than 1. 000 thousands years ago and is quite peculiar, because of its architecture and location, on the top of a hill from where is possible to see Granada and The Alhambra.

Most of muslim population used to live in this part of the city for centuries, it conserves amazing cobblestone streets and gorgeus houses called Cármenes, the visit is a journey to the past and it really worth it.

The second quarter is called Sacromonte, where tradition, passion and music are perfectly connected, also is called The Gypsy Quarter, because most of the population came centuries ago from far territories, to repopulated part of the city. It outstands because of their typical cave houses and lovely pathways around the hill, probably the best and less known views are hidden in this place.

Itinerary

The Tour starts from San Cristóbal (Saint Christopher View Point), and the we go to San Nicolás (Saint Nicholas View Point), visiting the quarter which is called Albayzín and discovering the most importants parts of it, but not following the common route, I prefer to show you the city as the local person that I am.

Then we move to the Gypsy Quarter, and we see nice panoramics and the city during we see the most unexpected architecture that we can find in our city.

Finally, we go down the hill direction to the city centre, where we finish our tour in Plaza Nueva.

During the visit I leave free for having a break, the tour lasts a little bit over three hours including the stop.

I recommend to wear comfortable shoes, because we walk on red clay pathways, cobble-stone floors and also asphalt, even we find some steps during the visit but are not so complicated.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: For this tour, we can meet directly in Saint Christopher View Point. Or if you prefer, I can pick you up in your hotel or a specific address that you request.

End location: I finish the tour in the city centre, concretly in Plaza Nueva.

Duration: 2 hours 30 min.

Transportation

It's a walking tour, where we spend a little bit more that 3 hours by foot.

What’s Included

Other: - My time and service as your private guide.

- If you want to be picked up somewhere, and also to return to the hotel or a chosen place in the city, it is included in the price. I use the taxi as a way of transport.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 EURO - I recommend to have some water during the visit. We can stop for a snack or drink. If needed, we can stop for souvenir shopping.

What’s Extra

Other: - I recommend bringing some water on the tour.

- Personal expenses.

Restrictions

I am a licensed guide, and have no restrictions.

Private tour guide Guillermo

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