Sacromonte

The neighborhood of Sacromonte

The District of Sacromonte is famous for its caves where Gypsies continue celebrating nightly Flamenco song and dance parties. Here was where settled Gypsies that accompanied the troops of the Catholic Kings when they conquered the city. Craftsmen worked wicker, forging and copper, and artists established the roots of flamenco. Here was born the traditional zambra, with dances and songs native as a mosca or the cachucha. 

The main monument of the Sacromonte is its Abbey, where are preserved relics and testimonies of the early Christians of Granada and, among them, the first bishop of the city: San Cecilio. The center of interpretation of the Sacromonte also allows you to learn about the history of the neighborhood.