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Granada: Sunset Walking Tour in Albaicín & Sacromonte

1. Granada: Sunset Walking Tour in Albaicín & Sacromonte

Choose from a private or shared tour and visit some of the most emblematic quarters of Granada. No trip to Granada is complete without having visited the Albaicín and Sacromonte. Pass through Albaicín, protected as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1994. Also known as the old Muslim Quarter, it contains labyrinthine streets through which you will discover the fascinating world of Al-Andalus, and enjoy the famous landscape of Granada from San Nicolás' viewpoint. Next on your journey, head to the Sacromonte Quarter, which contains more than 3,000 caves and panoramic views from hidden areas. While you are here, make sure to take the best pictures of Granada from this amazing valley. On your tour, you will also pass through significant sites of Granda, such as the Plaza Nueva, Placeta de San Gregorio, and Casa Enrique Morente, all of which are perfectly suited for snapping some stunning photos to show your friends and family.

Granada City Train 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

2. Granada City Train 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

Discover Granada at your own pace with a full-day ticket to the exclusive hop-on hop-off train. Specially designed to navigate the narrow streets of the Albaicín, the train features a panoramic roof, open deck in summer, and on board audio guides in 12 languages, available at an extra cost (with 2 special kids channels in Spanish and English). You can hop on and off at any of the stops to experience the essence of the city, from the monumental Alhambra to the atmospheric Albaicín. Explore the Realejo district, stop for a coffee in Plaza Neuva, get city views from the Mirador de San Nicolas, and much more. Get on and off the train as often as you want for as long as your ticket is valid, and discover the city's most important sites. The Alhambra Route runs during the day, while the City Center Route is an evening train that takes in Granada’s great nighttime atmosphere. Alhambra Route (Green Line): trains run every 30-45 minutes • Alhambra a. Alhambra Generalife/Taquillas b. Alhambra Palacios Nazaríes/Puerta Justícia • Cuesta Gomérez • Plaza Nueva/Office Granada City Tour • Paseo de los Tristes • Mirador de San Cristóbal/Albaicín • Monasterio de la Cartuja • Plaza de Toros • Catedral/Plaza Romanilla • Calle Alhóndiga/Recogida • Plaza Mariana Pineda/El Corte Inglés • Calle Molinos/Campo del Príncipe • Hotel Alhambra Palace/Carmen de los Mártires City Center Route (Red Line): trains run every 30-60 minutes, depending on the time of year • Plaza Nueva/Oficina Granada City Tour • Paseo de los Tristes • Mirador de San Cristóbal/Albaicín • Monasterio de la Cartuja • Plaza de Toros • Catedral/Plaza de la Romanilla • Calle Alhóndiga/Recogidas • Plaza Mariana Pineda/El Corte Inglés

Granada Full Day: Alhambra, Albayzin and Sacromonte

3. Granada Full Day: Alhambra, Albayzin and Sacromonte

The ancient city of Granada is full of unique beauty: come spend a full day in the city and soak up its culture, architecture, and history. In the morning, you will see the stunning Alhambra, a fortress built in the 9th century which later became a royal residence. In the afternoon, you will travel through Albayzin and Sacramonte, two fascinating Muslim neighbourhoods of the city. Albayzin is considered one of the most beautiful districts of Granada, known for its cobblestones and medieval feel. In Sacromonte, you’ll see the traditional cave houses inhabited historically by gypsies, and experience its gorgeous flamenco shows. Walking is by far the best way to explore every nook and cranny of the labyrinthian structure of these neighbourhoods.  Let your tour guide surprise you with historical information, legends, and artistic details for an unforgettable day.

Granada: Albaicin & Sacromonte Guided Walking Tour

4. Granada: Albaicin & Sacromonte Guided Walking Tour

Travel through the centuries on this 2.5-hour walking tour of the most charismatic quarters of Granada: Albaicin and Sacromonte. Learn the history, legends and local culture, guided by an official tour guide. Visit the remains of the glorious dynasties that ruled the last Muslim kingdom of the Iberian Peninsula. Walls, gates, palaces and mosques await you. Starting from the city center, you'll wander the narrow alleys of the Albaicin – the Moorish quarter. Be amazed by the white houses and the flowered balconies. Continue into the Sacromonte, the "flamenco" quarter of Granada. Learn why people live in caves dug into the mountains here, and why Gypsies chose this place centuries ago as their settlement.

Granada: Sacromonte Caves Flamenco Show

5. Granada: Sacromonte Caves Flamenco Show

Watch an amazing flamenco show in the historic caves of the Sacromonte district of Granada and immerse yourself in the sensual rhythms and passionate sounds of the folkloric tradition in a unique venue. Thought to have been inhabited by Muslims more than 500 years ago, the cave dwellings were later occupied by gypsies who used them as living quarters and for temporary refuge after the conquest of the city by Christians. Experience the diversity of the Sacromonte neighborhood, where people of all races and walks of life now live in harmony. Pay your respect to the roots of flamenco as you survey your extraordinary surroundings and listen to music that will elevate you to levels of unknown pleasure.  Then, journey back in time and explore the narrow streets of the Albayzin district that dates back to the days of the Nasrid Kingdom.

Electric Bike Tour with 2 Options to Explore Granada

6. Electric Bike Tour with 2 Options to Explore Granada

The Albaicín, a World Heritage Site, and Sacromonte are 2 of Granada’s most colorful, enchanting, and historical districts. Sacromonte is known for its caves in which gypsies celebrate nightly with their flamenco songs and dancing. Explore these areas on an electric bike tour accompanied by your instructor/guide who will ensure that you see the sights of interest. This is just 1 of 4 electric bike tour options in Granada. The tours range from 2-3 hours in duration, and all begin with a training session to familiarize you with the operation of the vehicle. If you don’t want miss any of Granada's nooks or crannies, choose the XL tour. You’ll travel through all the city’s neighborhoods on this 2nd option and see hidden places such as the Palace of Dar-al-Horra, the Paseo de los Tristes, the San Nicolas Viewpoint, and the Cuesta de Chapiz. Ride your electric bike along the paths and trails of the forest on the outskirts of Granada. On this 3rd tour option your guide will show you the magnificent views of the Albaycin and the Alhambra from the Silla del Moro viewpoint. On a 4th option you can enjoy one of the best sunsets in the world! Ride your electric bike with your guide to the top of Granada to enjoy the spectacular colors and the sights below.

Albaicín & Sacromonte: Tour with Flamenco Show

7. Albaicín & Sacromonte: Tour with Flamenco Show

Take in the best views of the Alhambra and experience well-preserved traditions on this guided tour of the Albaicín and Sacromonte, two of the most typical neighborhoods in Granada. Finish your tour in a tablao flamenco with skip-the-line entry. Discover Albaicín (also Albayzín), the old Arab Quarter. Walk through its narrow streets and experience the atmosphere of its bars and terraces. Then, make your way to Sacromonte, traditionally the home of gypsies, artists, and bohemians. Learn the legends and stories that the characters who lived in these neighborhoods have left behind, including the story of Mariana Pineda, the lovers of the Aljibe, and the gypsy Chorrohumo, among others. To complete your tour, enjoy a unique flamenco experience at Tablao Flamenco La Alboreá, located in the heart of Granada next to the famous Plaza Nueva. The location is within walking distance from almost any point in the old city center. Tablao La Alboreá offers authentic flamenco shows of approximately one hour in length and featuring four artists, many of whom have strong roots in the city of Granada.

Granada Segway Tours: 1, 2, or 3 Hours

8. Granada Segway Tours: 1, 2, or 3 Hours

With a Segway tour you can explore the districts of Albaicín and Sacromonte in Granada, two of the most colorful, enchanting, and historical neighborhoods in the city. Ride around the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Albaicín on your Segway and visit all the hidden places including the Palace of Dar al-Horra, Paseo de los Tristes, San Nicholas Viewpoint, and Cuesta del Chapiz. Explore the district of Sacromonte, famous for its caves in which gypsies continue to celebrate every night with their flamenco songs and dances. Drive around the Veredo de Enmedio by Segway and discover the history of the first gypsies who settled there after arriving with the Catholic king’s troops when he conquered the city.

Granada: Albaicín, Sacromonte & Museum of Caves Walking Tour

9. Granada: Albaicín, Sacromonte & Museum of Caves Walking Tour

Visit some of the most emblematic quarters of Granada. No trip to Granada is complete without having visited the Albaicín and Sacromonte. The tour will pass through Albaicín, protected as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1994. Also known as the old Muslim Quarter, it contains labyrinthine streets through which you will discover the fascinating world of Al-Andalus and enjoy the famous landscape of Granada from San Nicolás' viewpoint and more. You will then head to the Sacromonte Quarter, which contains more than 3,000 caves and panoramic views from hidden areas. Here you will get to know and understand gypsy culture in the Museo de las Cuevas, a place that demonstrates their history through legends and flamenco dancing. Your tour will also pass through principle Granada sites such as the Plaza Nueva, Placeta de San Gregorio and Casa Enrique Morente, all of which are prone for ideal photo opportunities.

Granada: 1-Hour Flamenco Show

10. Granada: 1-Hour Flamenco Show

Visit Granada's Arabic Quarter next to the Mirador de San Cristóbal for an amazing flamenco show in a charming amphitheater decorated in the Mudéjar style. See talented flamenco artists, such as Antonio Campos, David Carmona, Emilio Maya, Adrián Sánchez, Fuensanta la Moneta, and Patricia Guerrero. These great have made this the most popular flamenco show in the city.

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4.4 / 5

based on 2,346 reviews

The tour went smoothly. Our pick up time was changed from 5:30am to 7:20, a much more civilized time, which made me happy even before we started. Our guide, Petra was personable and spoke both English and Spanish clearly. We walked a total of 5 miles that day, and several people were not able to do this and stayed behind before we got to the Alhambra. What a shame, because the Alhambra is the biggest attraction in Spain. Please only book this tour if you can walk for 3 hours and climb a few stairs. The comfortable bus ride is 3 hours each way with a break half way so you can rest. The Alhambra is totally worth the long ride and walking. We had a guide, Pablo, for the Alhambra who was very knowledgeable and spoke in clear English. I would recommend this tour as long as walking is not a problem for you.

Sergio gave us an awesome tour, very informative, we loved all the architecture, gardens and all the details in the palaces!

We had Ana as our guide and she was amazing! Thankful for an unforgettable experience with her

Very friendly welcome by good and good, full explanation. Everything fine.

nice evening walking tour with lots of information in couple hours