Granada City - Sacromonte Cave Museum

Sacromonte Cave Museum

The Sacromonte is famous for the gypsy caves, but the gypsies were neither the first nor the last people to live in them. Long before the Oriental nomads arrived in Spain, the Arabs had discovered that the soft stone of the hill was ideal for carving out underground homes, and gypsies simply moved into them after the conquest, as the Moriscos were expelled. In the 19th century, writers and artists of the Romantic Movement, most of them English and French travelers in search of picturesque oddities, immortalized the gypsies of the Sacromonte, who also inspired poets such as Lorca and De Falla.

In the Sacramonte cave museum, you can explore ten recreated caves and learn about the cave-dwelling lifestyle and culture. See how the homes were and are set up, early decorations made with basic tools, and traditional handicrafts such as basketwork, ceramics, and weaving. In the Nature Room you'll learn about the agriculture, plants, and climate that aided their success in living off the land.

If the explorer in you is calling for a little adventure, this ethnographic museum you will find this museum interesting.  Located in a set of caves, it will teach you all about the 18th-century Gypsy settlers, the diverse geography of the region, and its history.

Here, in what is now the museum of Sacromonte, you can explore ten recreated caves and learn about their cave-dwelling lifestyle and vibrant culture.

You'll see how the homes were and are set up, early decorations made with basic tools, and traditional handicrafts such as forgery, basketwork, ceramics, and weaving. In the Nature Room you'll learn about the agriculture, plants, and climate that aided their success in living off the land.

The museum also has a nature path leading to a full-scale model of the Darro valley, with sensational views over the valley and the Alhambra.

LOCATION

Sacromonte Caves Museum
s/n,Barranco de los Negros,
18010, Granada

Opening Hours

15 March - 14 October: 10:00 - 20:00 hrs
15 October - 14 March: 10:00 - 18:00 hrs

BUS

Take the bus line C2 to Camino del Sacromonte.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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