Albayzín y Sacromonte, Unesco Heritage Neighborhoods

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With our guided tour "Barrios Patrimonio de la UNESCO" we will visit the muslim neighborhood of Albayzín and the gypsy neighborhood of Sacromonte, two of the most characteristic neighborhoods in the world, with beautiful views due to their location, in front of Alhambra. Two hills, both located in front of the Alhambra, from which you can see the Nazari monument and Sierra Nevada in the background, amazing photo place. In this route of approximately two and a half hours, you will cross narrow streets, neighborhoods that will transport you to past centuries, and in which you will feel the charm of a magical city.

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Stop At: Murallas del Albayzin

The Albaycín is one of the ancient nuclei of Muslim Granada, together with the Alhambra, the Realejo and the Arrabal de Bib-Arrambla, in the flat part of the city. It was a neighborhood where about 40,000 people resided, and there were about 30 mosques. Its streets are winding, narrow and elusive; its squares are luminous, secluded and intimate; its palaces, mansions and churches are brimming with history and art. There are still remains of mosques, minarets, Spanish-Muslim cisterns and above all a very Andalusian essence and a taste of everyday life, bustling and cheerful. In the Albaycín there are abundant cármenes, which are houses with gardens, typically Granada and Mudejar towers. The viewpoints of San Nicolás and San Cristóbal offer magnificent views of Granada and the Alhambra. There are still remains of mosques, minarets, Spanish-Muslim cisterns and above all a very Andalusian aftertaste and a taste of everyday life, bustling and cheerful.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sacromonte

Sacromonte is a picturesque and idyllic place and is the traditional suburb of the gypsies of Granada. They speak in caló. Originally from India, they arrived in Spain in the 15th century, after wandering around Europe and Africa. The reddish, dry hill, bristling with pitas and prickly pears offers panoramas of indescribable beauty: the Alhambra towers, the white slopes of the Albaicinero farmhouse and the greenery of the Valparaíso Valley through which the Darro runs. The caves of Sacromonte are grouped around ravines, forming a kind of streets. The caves of Sacromonte in Granada have been home for centuries to gypsies, bohemians and flamenco artists. Soul possessed of deep passions and dark mysteries that are expressed in the spectacle of their Zambras. In the distribution of caves we usually find the kitchen at the entrance next to the dining room. and one or two bedrooms, according to your possibilities and those of the land.

Duration: 45 minutes
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