41. The Albaicín and the Sacromonte, Granada
When visiting Granada you can't miss the Albaicín and the Sacromonte, two districts that
have preserved their atmosphere since the middle ages. Visitors will enjoy the unique archi-
tecture, with beautiful white houses amid the labyrinthine streets.
From Albaicín, you can get great views of Granada, the Alhambra and the surrounding
fields. But you will feast not only your sight, but also your smell, thanks to the gardens, fruit
trees and flowered terraces.
TheSacromonte isuniquealsoforcave houses,carved intheslopesofGranada'shills. After
the reconquest of the city, in the 15 th Century, the caves were used as houses by the Roma
(gypsies), and it's believed that several flamenco dances were born in them. Some of the
caves have been turned into hostels .
Not sure where to start? Check out the Interpretation Center of the Sacromonte (5 €), which
has an ethnographic museum, an educational area, and cultural programs.