The Albaicín and the Sacromonte


The Albaicin was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994 as it preserves archaeological remains of great value, much of its medieval Islamic urbanism with very narrow and labyrinthine cobbled streets, as well as a rich set of Hispano-Muslim buildings harmoniously blended with traditional Andalusian architecture, all the result of its rich history. Its location on a hill makes every corner a beautiful viewpoint towards the lower city, the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Sacromonte is a picturesque neighborhood with cave houses carved into the hillside. In addition, its exotic history takes us back to the early 16th century, when outside the city walls the place became home to a marginalized population of the time, the gypsies, Jews and Mudejars who escaped from forced conversions…


checkPrivate guided tour with official guide in English or Spanish. At your own pace, no rush.


errorEntrance fees to monuments or museums.


Plaza Nueva >>> Calderería Nueva >>> Placeta de Carvajales >>> Mirador de San Nicolás >>> Vereda de Enmedio del Sacromonte >>> Paseo de los Tristes >>> Plaza Nueva


Guided tour through the two most authentic neighborhoods of the city. Learn about their interesting history, monuments and traditions.


Free if cancelled at least 48 hours in advance.

If canceled less than 48 hours in advance or no-show will be charged 100% of the amount, with no right to a refund. Cancellations must be made in writing to the email

Meeting point

Plaza Nueva


2 h