Cultural heritage

Sacromonte District

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There is no structure to the district of Sacromonte, with its cave houses dug out of the legendary sacred mountain, the Monte Sacro del Valparaíso. This mysterious part of Granada has been the inspiration behind so many poets’ verses and flamenco dances, with its moon-filled gardens dense with prickly pear and aloe.

The first documented settlers here were the gypsies who arrived with the Christian troops of the Catholic Kings, for whom they worked as metal craftsmen. Their songs and dances merged with the Andalusian musical traditions and so the zambra dance was born, an ancient form of flamenco with steps based on the gypsy wedding dances, which can be enjoyed still today in the many flamenco bars in the area.


Region: Granada and its surroundings
Municipality: Granada
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