FULL VISIT WITH SPECIALIST
During our walk, we will discover in depth the historical neighborhoods of Albaicín and Sacromonte, accompanied by an official heritage expert guide. This very complete visit is especially intended for curious and demanding travelers, who want to understand and feel the history and soul of two neighborhoods with exceptional personality.
We will start our tour through the lower Albaicin, where the Carrera del Darro, as often described as one of the most beautiful streets in the world, shows us facades of stately houses, convents and churches, as well as its old stone bridges and a arab bath. From there, we will go up to Sacromonte, the traditionally gypsy neighborhood of Granada. Its winding and silent sidewalks reveal the whitewashed caves, stories of flamenco art dynasties and, continuously, charming views of the lush valley, so purposely called Valparaíso
Then, the upper part of the Albaicín shows us its tangle of cobbled alleys, with its famous carmenes -these exquisite houses with a garden-, its most bustling and most peaceful squares, which offer prodigious views to the towers of the Alhambra, the peaks of the Sierra Nevada and the fertile Vega. Furthermore, the neighborhood, declared a World Heritage Site, treasures in its urban framework from medieval times, significant vestiges of the Islamic city, such as its numerous reservoirs, the canvases of its ancient citadel, founded more than a thousand years ago and remains of minarets.
-Duration: 3h approx.
-Official guide, heritage expert
-Meeting point: Plaza Nueva, in front of the Church of Santa Ana
-Languages: Spanish and English
-A three-hour walk through the Albayzín neighborhood, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and the – Sacromonte, popular for its cave houses and for being the cradle of the Flemish “zambra”.
-We will discover a multicultural heritage: beautiful facades of stately houses, convents and churches, as well as vestiges of the Muslim city, such as reservoirs, towers and walls of the old Alcazaba.
-We will enjoy amazing panoramic views from viewpoints little traveled by tourists.
-We will discover the caves of Sacromonte and the Cármenes del Albayzín.
-Exclusive treatment guaranteed
-Important note: our visitors should enjoy good physical shape, due to some steep slopes, as well as fascinating. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes.
One thousand years history……
On this tour we will immerse in a magical atmosphere, full of smells, colours and sounds of the Old quarter or Alcazaba Qadima, also called Barrio Blanco or Albaicín, and discover its secrets and legends. Its is the old Medina that still retains much of its splendor and magic. We will stroll through its labyrinthine streets, stopping to contemplate its numerous churches that once were mosques, palaces and Carmenes, cisterns, its bustling markets and squares where you can purchase the genuine argan oil, oriental garments and as well as Moroccan leather goods. A cultural tour that does not appear in guidebooks, and is oriented at a traveler who seeks to live and feel, even for a few hours, the life as it was for the inhabitants of medieval Granada
“Listen to the chatter of the doves and swallows! We’ll lounge beneath the pomegranate, palm trees, apple trees, under every lovely, leafy thing, and walk among the vines, enjoy the splendid faces we will see, in a lofty palace build of noble stones”
Salomon Ibn Gabirol