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Sacromonte Abbey

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Address: Camino del Sacromonte, s/n, 18010 Granada, Spain
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+34 958 22 14 45
10:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 18:00
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Excellent Abbey tour with English-speaking guide

A beautiful abbey in a lovely setting. Contrary to other reviews, we got an English speaking guide. She also repeated what she said in Spanish, but while she was doing that you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cononley, United Kingdom
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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402 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Maybe we were unlucky, but we ended up on a tour (the only one) which was all in Spanish. It cost €4 each and lasted at least 30 mins, but we had no idea what was been said. We tried to catch some words, but the guide spoke so fast that all the words flowed into one. The cave and... More 

Thank amcs1983
Cononley, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful abbey in a lovely setting. Contrary to other reviews, we got an English speaking guide. She also repeated what she said in Spanish, but while she was doing that you could study the artefacts. She really brought the place to life, although 45 mins was maybe 15 mins too long for what there was to see. You can... More 

Thank SwickyMinden
London, ON
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307 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Chileice
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

Thank Christian G
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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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Reviewed 30 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 

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Liepaja, Latvia
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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...

Thank Sturdusts
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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

Thank PaulHatton
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Reviewed 9 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.

Thank LeavingHolland

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