5 Best Sacromonte Walking Tours in Granada [2023]

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Are you looking for the best Sacromonte walking tours in Granada?

In that case, you’re at the right place!

I have been visiting Granada four times (more trips planned) and as a resident of Southern Spain, I can offer you all the local insights and tips to help you find the best walking tour.

Save yourself a lot of time and hassle – I’ve done all the research for you!

Below is a selection of hand-picked Sacromonte walking tours, which I’m confident you will absolutely love.

Don’t forget to also check the end of the article for my tips on visiting Sacromonte and Granada.

Let’s step into the details (pun intended!).

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5 Best Sacromonte Walking Tours, Granada

Sacromonte is the old gypsy neighborhood in Granada, bordering the oldest part of Granada – Albaicin.

Almost all the walking tours in Granada focus on these two districts, which have the best views, the most fascinating history and are an easy terrain for a 2-3 hour walk.

Top 3 Picks For Sacaromonte Walking Tours

If you don’t want to read the article, here are the 3 best options for walking tours of Sacromonte.

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Evening Wine & Tapas Food Tour

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Albaicin & Sacromonte Tour

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Private Walking Tour

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Sacromonte Walking Tours in Detail

Here are the details for 5 of the best walking tours in Sacromonte, Granada:

1. Sunset Walking Tour in Albaicín & Sacromonte

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Rating: 4.8 / 5
Tour Duration: 2.5 hours
Availability & Price: check here

A tour that combines stunning views at the golden hour with learning about history and the most important monuments in Albaicin.

Walk through Albaicin while admiring the beautiful landscape and historical sights as you watch the sun go down. This tour is perfect for those who love taking travel photos and learning about the city more actively.

This walking tour of Albaicin & Sacromonte runs seven days a week. It covers the areas of Albaicin, and Sacromonte, passing the Plaza Nueva, Placeta de San Gregorio, and Casa Enrique Morente – all great spots for photos.

Check prices & availability by using the form below.

  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the start
  • Book now and pay later
  • English language guide

2. Guided Albaicin, Sacromonte, and Viewpoints Tour

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Rating: 5 / 5
Tour Duration: 3 hours
Availability & Price: check here

This 3 hour guided tour will take you to the best panoramic views of Granada and show you the cutest corners and streets in Albaicin & Sacromonte.

As part of this tour, you will also visit the Museum of Caves in Sacromonte (entrance fee included) and discover the best viewpoints in Granada, where you can take spectacular photos!

This tour runs 7 days a week. It also comes with an option to book as a private tour or as a group tour, check via the box below.

  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the start
  • Book now and pay later
  • English language guide

3. Albaicin and Sacromonte Private Walking Tour

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Rating: 5 / 5
Tour Duration: 2 hours
Availability & Price: check here

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage neighbourhoods of Sacromonte and Albaicin with the help of an expert local guide on this Granada guided tour.

This is a private guided tour for one person, available 7 days a week, covering the highlights of the historic parts of Granada. Follow your guide through the narrow winding streets of Albaicin and discover all the secrets and treasures that lie within.

This tour includes a free drink and tapas, that’s something to be happy about!

Book your spot using the button below.

  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the start
  • Book now and pay later
  • 4 languages available

4. Albaicin & Sacromonte Tour with Flamenco Show

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Rating: 4.5 / 5
Tour Duration: 3.5 hours
Availability & Price: check here

A guided walk through the Arab quarter of Granada and the gipsy neighbourhood with a grand finish – a live flamenco show at the famous Tablao Flamenco with skip-the-line tickets.

This tour will allow you to experience more than just a pleasant walk and will certainly leave lasting memories. Check availability via the button below.

  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the start
  • Book now and pay later
  • Available seven days a week
  • English language guide

5. Sacromonte & Albaicin Tour – 2.5 Hours

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Rating: 4.5 / 5
Tour Duration: 2.5 hours
Availability & Price: check here

If you’re looking for a bit longer and more in-depth dive into the two historic neighbourhoods of Granada, this walking tour is a great option.

You will start at Plaza St Ana, and continue through the highlights of Albaicin until you reach Sacromonte with its white-washed cave houses and exciting stories to learn.

This tour is available to book either as a standard group tour or a private tour (select the option when booking via button below).

  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the start
  • Book now and pay later
  • Available seven days a week
  • Available in four languages – English, Spanish, French and German
  • Runs seven days a week

My Tips: Walking Tours in Sacromonte, Granada

Here are some practical things to consider when you book your Sacromonte walking tour!


The area of Sacromonte is further away from the start of most of the walking tours. You will reach it after you climb some hills in Albaicin.

While there are not as many steep hills in Sacromonte, the area is still not flat, so you should be prepared and wear comfortable shoes.

In the summer, it’s essential to bring lots of water with you even if you think it’s just an easy walk.

Most of the streets in Albaicin are ancient cobblestone streets, which are narrow and after rain can get slippery. In Sacromonte, they are more walkable but uneven (unless you stick to the main traffic road).

Remember that traffic passes through both neighbourhoods, so watch out for cars as you walk.


Most of the tours in this article run in any weather, so keep that in mind when you book.

Luckily they all come with 24 hours cancellation policy, so if you don’t fancy doing the tour in the rain, you can still cancel and get a full refund.

In the summer, Granada tends to be much hotter than the coastal areas so take plenty of water with you for the walk, and a hat will also come in handy.

In the spring and autumn, the average temperatures are enjoyable, but remember that early mornings are still pretty chilly, so take extra layers with you for the walk.


If you think your little ones would enjoy the walk, taking them with you is no issue. Just ensure the tour doesn’t specify that kids under a certain age are not allowed.

If you’re coming to Granada with babies and a pram, beware that the cobblestone streets mainly in Albaicin (which is included in all the tours) are a challenge if your pram has very narrow wheels.

A better option may be taking a baby carrier or a pram with more sturdy bigger wheels.


Not Sure About Walks?

Try bike tours instead!

If you’re visiting Granada in the hot summer months, an alternative and more pleasant way to experience the city (and its many steep roads) is by booking a bike tour.

Below you will find the most popular ones offered. Just click on the one you like to see availability and book online!


Final Thoughts

I hope you found the perfect walking tour for your trip to Granada!

In case there is something specific you want to ask, or need help planning your trip, you can leave a note in my private Facebook group where you will get an answer right away.

Safe travels!

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Lucia is a founder and travel writer at Viva La Vita. She has been living on Costa del Sol in Southern Spain (Fuengirola) since 2020. She helps travellers plan the perfect trip to Spain thanks to her local insights, practical tips and unique insider perspective complemented by original photography.

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