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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.

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Sierra Nevada: Snowshoe Hiking Tour

2. Sierra Nevada: Snowshoe Hiking Tour

Put on your snowshoes and discover the Sierra Nevada peaks. With this guided hiking tour, you will explore one of the most spectacular landscapes of the Iberian Peninsula. Walk along an easy path at an altitude of 2,500 meters. Enjoy the route as a beginner or with the whole family. The path is sometimes uneven, but easy and safe. Admire the spectacular views that the high peaks of Sierra Nevada offer. Enjoy the tranquility for hours and take unique pictures. After the trek is over, head to the cafeteria of the university hostel to have a hot drink.

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Granada: Guided Albaicin, Sacromonte, and Viewpoints Tour

3. Granada: Guided Albaicin, Sacromonte, and Viewpoints Tour

The tour begins in Plaza Nueva next to the High Court of Justice. Following an introduction, You will walk along the Paseo de los Tristes in the direction of the Sacromonte whilst discovering surprising historical details on the way. In the Sacromonte neighborhood you will learn about the cave houses, before visiting viewpoints which boast panoramic views of both the Alhambra and the city. You'll also discover flamenco art, learning about the importance it has in this particular neighborhood. Whilst walking from Sacromonte to Albaicin you will learn of the history and anecdotes of various places. This will conclude with you arriving at the San Nicolas viewpoint, where you will be greeted with panoramic views of the Alhambra. As you walk through the Albaicín neighborhood and learn its incredible history, you will come to the realization that these are two neighborhoods are simply loaded with history and fantastic panoramic viewpoints.

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Granada: Albaicín and Sacromonte Guided Walking Tour

4. Granada: Albaicín and Sacromonte Guided Walking Tour

Embark on a 2-hour walking tour of the most traditional and authentic neighborhoods of Granada: Albaicin and Sacromonte. Learn the history, legends and local culture from your tour guide. Meet your guide at the Plaza Bib-Rambla and head to the former Muslim neighborhood of Albaicín, declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. From here, you will head to the Mirador de San Nicolás, where you'll take in fascinating views of the Alhambra. Marvel at the Dar Al-Horra Palace, an old Arabic palace from the 14th-century palace and follow in the footsteps of the funeral carriages that used to drive along Paseo de Los Tristes. Then, continue to the neighborhood of Sacromonte, famous for its caves where settlements of minority groups were established after the Castilian conquest. Learn the history behind the people that live in caves dug into the mountains here and witness Sacromonte's strong connection with flamenco. Visit Enrique Morente's home, one of the most influential flamenco singers from Granada. On this guided walking tour, all members of the group will be treated to a glass of wine, a custom typical in Granada.

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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.

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Granada: Los Cahorros de Monachil Canyon Hiking Tour

6. Granada: Los Cahorros de Monachil Canyon Hiking Tour

Meet at the starting point and travel in an 8-seater van to the village of Monachil, 15 kilometers from Granada. Begin your route in the lower part of Sierra Nevada, an area of canyons and rivers. Hike for 2 to 3 hours and enjoy the peaceful surroundings and make several stops along the way. The trek's degree of difficulty is relatively easy and is family friendly, but for some sections, you will have to walk in a crouch. Appreciate the beauty of the place and take pictures. After your tour is over, you will be able to remember your experience from several free photos taken by the guide with a professional camera.

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Granada: Albaicin & Sacromonte Guided Walking Tour

7. 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.

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From Granada: Caminito Del Rey Day Trip

8. From Granada: Caminito Del Rey Day Trip

Take this journey as a group guided by a local expert and discover your beautiful surroundings. Gaze at some of the best views in the whole of Andalusia. The memories of the landscape and breathtaking scenery will be your favorite souvenirs from your trip.  Walk on a safely constructed path at a height of 330 feet (100 meters) and take in the views of the Chorro reservoirs. Experience the amazing views from a safe point as you walk the 5 kilometers surrounded by nature.  Enjoy one of the most beautiful spots Andalusia's with a local guide and travel comfortably from Granada in a private vehicle. This walk is very famous for its spectacular passage between mountains and bridges and is ideal for walkers and nature lovers alike. 

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Granada: 3-Hour Off-Road Segway Tour

9. Granada: 3-Hour Off-Road Segway Tour

Enjoy breathtaking views of Granada and its surroundings on this 3-hour off-road segway tour. After a quick 15-minute training session, embark on your journey through rolling hills and unique landscapes. Glide through the narrow streets of the city center, passing through the green park near Alhambra. Learn more about this majestic Islamic palace and its mysterious surroundings from your professional local guide. Then head off-road as you cruise along amazing mountainous paths in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Enjoy clear skies and birdsong, far away from any traffic. Stop for a picnic at the top a hill to admire panoramic views of Granada and the mountains before heading back down to the city center.

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Granada: City Center, Cathedral, Capilla, and Madraza Tour

10. Granada: City Center, Cathedral, Capilla, and Madraza Tour

You will start in Plaza Nueva, admiring one of the constructions that changed the physiognomy of the city the most. You will also astonish yourself with the Real Chancillería, which was the highest court of appeal of the Corona de Castilla. Follow that, admire the Plaza Nueva, the church of Santa Ana, and the Pilar del Toro, each of them being a part of one of the most important places of today’s Granada. You will walk down the Darro riverbed to see the old Al-Funduq (Corral del Carbón), one of the few Muslim buildings of commercial use that are still preserved. Following that, stroll through its streets, visiting the old silk market where thousands of stalls will intoxicate your senses with their colors and smells. Later on you will visit the Madraza, founded by Yusuf I in 1349. You will then proceed to enter inside the Capilla Real, where the Reyes Católicos chose to be buried in order to leave a permanent reminder of the hard work they had to do to win this city back. Towards the latter end of your tour you will visit the cathedral, which began to be built by Emperor Charles V.

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What people are saying about Granada

The most enjoyable and stunning walk of a life time. We were taken back almost to a setting 800 years ago. What a view to watch Alhambra! Speechless. Our guide is incredible and she tried to pack so much history and culture during our hike.

Nice, interesting, varied tour. Super nice guide. Good shoes are important. You should be a little agile and used to walking narrow paths, or at least not be afraid of it.

Great experience. We were small group with nice people. Gide was great and we experienced sunset on the way one can`t forget. Also great stories and tells about places.

Juani is an excellent tour guide. She have lots of knowledge about history of Al Andalus and its development. Highly recommended!!!

Amazing insights and history from our guide Wanita! Really enjoyed the trip