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Abadia del Sacromonte (Sacromonte Abbey)

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Address: Camino Sacromonte 4, 18010 Granada, Spain
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+34 958 22 14 45
10:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 18:00
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A guided tour of an interesting monument with some questionable "historic" sites.

This is an interesting site and it is kind of amazing. Much of the building is not accessible and is actually falling apart. Still, there are areas, especially the caves and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
London, ON
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London, ON
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an interesting site and it is kind of amazing. Much of the building is not accessible and is actually falling apart. Still, there are areas, especially the caves and the small museum that are quite interesting. The legends around St Cecil are presented as facts, even though much of the story has been rejected by Catholic and non-Catholic... More 

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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I visited this site last weekend with my brother. it's is totally underrated, if you come to Granada you need to save a morning to go up the hill and visit the Sacromonte Abby. I didn't know that it was the first private university of Spain. It's museum is smaill but very instructive. Tour guides are friendly and very knowledgeable.

Thank blancofern
Lyon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

At 30 - 45 min. walking from Calle Carrera del Darro, I found that this Monastery is a gem which is not put in value. Guided tours only in Spanish every 30 min. (check for the opening hours) through a museum, a chapel and caves. Magnificent architecture and paintings. The walk to the monastery is worth doing: magnificent views of... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The walk up to the abbey through the Sacromonte area is attractive and scenic but steep. The abbey does guided tours for €,4 per person so don't pay an arm and a leg for your own tour. The abbey is interesting, particularly the underground caves, and the cloisters beautifully cool and peaceful.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

The walk to the abbey takes you through Sacromonte but fail to impress with the state of disrepair. It is puzzling to have grand places like Alhambra so well maintained and places like this left on its own. It was sad to see the smashed lights along the path up the abbey. Don't bother with a tour. Just walk around... More 

Thank Solonesh
Liepaja, Latvia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Street's dead end with surprise...abbey. Beutiful look to Granada city, Alhambra and mountains...late evening...chillout...with bike can be too fantastic trip...down from the highest point...

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Didn't go in as there appears to be only entry with a guide. But the trip there is worth the effort, took the taxi as some of the way is steep uphill. Views all around are spectacular, from the view across Granada and the Alhambra, round to the Sierra Nevada. Very pleasant walk back down via Sacromonte

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

I loved visiting this place as I love visiting most places in Spain. it has a good atmosphere and ambiance and is a must see when visiting Granada.

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Granada, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

We took the C2 bus out to the Abbey. It closes for a few hours at 1:30pm, but the last tour also starts at 1:30pm. It was about a 40 minute tour and you'll see some great art, ancient texts (both Christian and Muslim) and tour the catacombs.

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San Isidro, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

The Abbey is located at the top of Sacromonte hill. You have a half hour walk to arrive. The place houses the remains of San Cecilio, one of the early Christian martyrs of Granada and is a pilgrimage site. There is an abbey and a school at the place. You can get in with a guided tour (we were four... More 

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