In the traditional gypsy neighborhood of Granada, thanks to the Sacromonte Caves Museum, you can learn more about what it was like to live in these cave-houses.
Located in the Barranco de los Negros, in the heart of the so-called cradle of flamenco, this museum serves to recreate the history, uses and customs of the inhabitants of the caves. The ethnographic museum has ten caves that recreate the living conditions and traditional trades of its inhabitants. The habitat is recreated by the cave-dwelling, where we find a small kitchen, the dining room / living room and the bedroom; the cave-block, where donkeys, mules or horses were kept, and sometimes chickens, pigs or goats; and the cave-kitchen, recreated with the basic elements used in this space. In regard to work, however, we found caves dedicated to basketry, forge, and ceramics.
The museum is also enriched by didactic spaces that explore the origins of the neighborhood in the sixteenth century, when Muslims and nomadic gypsies began to settle there. In this space we find the cave of nature, the cave of troglodytism in the world, and the cave of the history of flamenco. Finally, in this unique environment you can enjoy a magnificent view over the Alhambra.
The entrance price to the museum is 5 euros, and it is possible to access every day from 10 am to 6 pm, in winter, and from 10 am to 8 pm, in summer.
To make your trip more comfortable, you can take the bus C2 from Plaza Nueva, or you can walk through the following route from the Paseo de los Tristes:
Ph. Luca Sarti