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Granada

Come for the Alhambra, stay for the fascinating fusion of cultural traditions, ancient and modern alike.

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Our most recommended Granada Shows & Musicals

  • Sacromonte: Flamenco Show at Cuevas Los Tarantos Tickets

    1. Sacromonte: Flamenco Show at Cuevas Los Tarantos Tickets

    Immerse yourself in Granada’s Andalusian Flamenco culture at a live performance in an authentic gypsy cave home. You’ll enjoy an uplifting 75-minute show performed by live dancers and musicians in one of Sacromonte's cave homes, a limestone dwelling that has been inhabited since the 15th century.  Since Cuevas Los Tarantos was founded in 1972, it has been providing locals and visitors with splendid Flamenco shows. You’ll experience Spain’s soul-stirring gift to the world of music, in the neighborhood that Flamenco calls home. Zambra is a nightly show held at Cuevas Los Tarantos and features a large cast of artists, including prominent figures in Granada’s Flamenco world. This ticket includes one free drink, if you would like to add to your experience you can order further beverages at the bar or dine on traditional Spanish cuisine. and revel in the splendor of Flamenco.

    It is an experience to be able to watch an authentic Flamenco show in a Cave. The performers were very good and we enjoyed it very much.

  • Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces

    2. Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces

    Journey back to the days of the Moors in Spain on a guided tour of the Alhambra. Enter the vast complex and hear about its great influence and importance in the history of Spain. Learn about the architectural styles that were used, with Christianity and Islam both having an influence. Marvel at the beautiful Gate of Pomegranates, then walk past the Pillar of Charles V fountain, erected in 1554 along the route that leads to the main entrance of the Alhambra. Explore the Alcazaba fortress, formerly a military precinct and the oldest area of the Alhambra complex. You will also visit the Nasrid Palaces including the Palace of Mexuar, the Palace of Comares, and the Court of the Lions. Finally head to the Generalife, the summer palace of the Nasrid Emirs, home to one of the oldest surviving gardens of the Moors. Admire the different courtyards with their long pools framed by flowerbeds, fou...

  • Granada: Flamenco Show in La Alboreá

    3. Granada: Flamenco Show in La Alboreá

    Enjoy a magical 1-hour Flamenco for show perfect for the whole family performed at a venue in the center of Granada. Benefit from a reserved seating area a large selection of local wines (available to purchase). Feel the passion vibrating off the dancers’ bodies and get ready to spend a perfect cultural night seeing in person a professional flamenco show, a tradition whose popularity started to grow in the 18th century.

    Full of energy and enthusiasm for their dance and music, all the entertainers really left the audience spell-bound. It was our first time watching flamenco, and the team here have really amazed us. Their hard work and dedication was reflected throughout the hour. Thanks for an amazing evening!

  • Granada: Flamenco Show in Albaycin

    4. Granada: Flamenco Show in Albaycin

    Experience the flamenco culture of southern Spain at an atmospheric tablao in Granada’s Albaycín neighborhood, just minutes from the San Nicolás viewpoint. Take your seats for the show, consisting of several different palos (flamenco styles), from the soleá to an alegría. Watch as 2 dancers are accompanied by a passionate flamenco singer, a guitar player, and a percussionist.

    Worth the hike. If you're staying anywhere south of Albaycin, be prepared to hike up a little. The performers were amazing. It was such a captivating and intense show to watch. Highly recommended.

  • Granada: Sacromonte Caves Flamenco Show with Dinner

    5. Granada: Sacromonte Caves Flamenco Show with Dinner

    Make your way to a traditional cave dwelling in the Sacromonte district of Granada, and watch an authentic flamenco show as you enjoy a dinner of typical food from Andalucía. Get a meet and greet on arrival as the receptionist escorts you to your table for dinner. Admire the historical ambiance of the ancient cave dwelling as your waiter answers any questions you may have about the menu or evening's entertainment. Feast on a tasty dinner of salad, Spanish omelet and quality meat and fish with delicious sauces. Marvel as the flamenco singers, dancers and guitar players take to the stage, so close to you that you will feel involved in the soul of the performance.

    Loved the close proximity of the dancers. They were fabulous and passionate about their art. Dinner was ok, salad, meat and cheese platter, fish or pork and a piece of cake. One drink.

  • Granada: Sacromonte Caves Flamenco Show

    6. Granada: Sacromonte Caves Flamenco Show

    Watch an amazing flamenco show in the historic caves of the Sacromonte district of Granada and immerse yourself in the sensual rhythms and passionate sounds of the folkloric tradition in a unique venue. Thought to have been inhabited by Muslims more than 500 years ago, the cave dwellings were later occupied by gypsies who used them as living quarters and for temporary refuge after the conquest of the city by Christians. Experience the diversity of the Sacromonte neighborhood, where people of all races and walks of life now live in harmony. Pay your respect to the roots of flamenco as you survey your extraordinary surroundings and listen to music that will elevate you to levels of unknown pleasure.  Then, journey back in time and explore the narrow streets of the Albayzin district that dates back to the days of the Nasrid Kingdom.

    We stood outside in very cold weather from before 9.30pm which was our pick up time at the Eurostar Hotel in Gran Via; the bus arrived just before 10pm. There must be a better way to co ordinate a pick up. And the booking site could give live updates regarding progress if the bus, The flamenco performance was brilliant. The advertised program was a tour of the Albaicin usually after the show. All that was offered was a bus ride up to the St Nicholas viewsite to take night photos of the Alhambra and a brief explanation about the relatively new and only mosque in Granada. That’s not a tour, it’s a photo op and a four minute talk on the same site. You could improve your logistics and accuracy

  • Granada: Albaicín and Sacromonte Guided Walking Tour

    7. Granada: Albaicín and Sacromonte Guided Walking Tour

    Embark on a 2-hour walking tour of the most traditional and authentic neighborhoods of Granada: Albaicin and Sacromonte. Learn the history, legends and local culture from your tour guide. Meet your guide at the Plaza Bib-Rambla and head to the former Muslim neighborhood of Albaicín, declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. From here, you will head to the Mirador de San Nicolás, where you'll take in fascinating views of the Alhambra. Marvel at the Dar Al-Horra Palace, an old Arabic palace from the 14th-century palace and follow in the footsteps of the funeral carriages that used to drive along Paseo de Los Tristes. Then, continue to the neighborhood of Sacromonte, famous for its caves where settlements of minority groups were established after the Castilian conquest. Learn the history behind the people that live in caves dug into the mountains here and witness Sacromonte's stro...

  • Albaicín & Sacromonte: Tour with Flamenco Show

    8. Albaicín & Sacromonte: Tour with Flamenco Show

    Take in the best views of the Alhambra and experience well-preserved traditions on this guided tour of the Albaicín and Sacromonte, two of the most typical neighborhoods in Granada. Finish your tour in a tablao flamenco with skip-the-line entry. Discover Albaicín (also Albayzín), the old Arab Quarter. Walk through its narrow streets and experience the atmosphere of its bars and terraces. Then, make your way to Sacromonte, traditionally the home of gypsies, artists, and bohemians. Learn the legends and stories that the characters who lived in these neighborhoods have left behind, including the story of Mariana Pineda, the lovers of the Aljibe, and the gypsy Chorrohumo, among others. To complete your tour, enjoy a unique flamenco experience at Tablao Flamenco La Alboreá, located in the heart of Granada next to the famous Plaza Nueva. The location is within walking distance from almost a...

  • Granada: Albaicin & Sacromonte Guided Walking Tour

    9. Granada: Albaicin & Sacromonte Guided Walking Tour

    Travel through the centuries on this 2.5-hour walking tour of the most charismatic quarters of Granada: Albaicin and Sacromonte. Learn the history, legends and local culture, guided by an official tour guide. Visit the remains of the glorious dynasties that ruled the last Muslim kingdom of the Iberian Peninsula. Walls, gates, palaces and mosques await you. Starting from the city center, you'll wander the narrow alleys of the Albaicin – the Moorish quarter. Be amazed by the white houses and the flowered balconies. Continue into the Sacromonte, the "flamenco" quarter of Granada. Learn why people live in caves dug into the mountains here, and why Gypsies chose this place centuries ago as their settlement.

    Nacho was a very nice guide, with a good sense of humour and seemed very keen on what he was doing. However, I must say I was looking for a bit more from the Sacromonte part of the visit, it could have been more explored.

  • Granada: 1-Hour Traditional Flamenco Show

    10. Granada: 1-Hour Traditional Flamenco Show

    Immerse yourself in the grace and beauty of a traditional folk art form from Andalusia and watch a flamenco show performed by talented dancers. Famed in the region since the beginning of the 19th century, flamenco has its roots in the culture of the Romani people. Be amazed by the skills and passion of the performers, and get a better understanding of the history and culture of Granada and Andalusia. Take your seats for a show that combines music and dance in seductive ways for a unique and emotional experience.

    Fantastic flamenco. The four who performed were absolutely amazing. We left with our hearts pounding with joy.

Frequently asked questions about Granada

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Planning Your Visit

  • How many days to spend in Granada?

    With so much to see and do, a two-night minimum is recommended, but if you stay for three nights you'll see the sights without becoming too exhausted!

  • Book tickets to The Alhambra in advance

    You should buy tickets in advance to save waiting time and to guarantee entry, as spots are limited and sell out throughout the year!

Good to know

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +34
  • Best time to visit
    Spring and fall are the most pleasant, offering warm, sunny days!

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What people are saying about Granada

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 50,506 reviews

Espectacular! Nos encanto la Alhambra. Su historia, arquitectura, lo imponente y sobre todo entender cada detalle con la guía Pepa. Recorrimos los palacios, mezquitas, caminos, jardines y vimos cambios entre Musulmanes y Cristianos. Es un punto imperdible si estás en Andalucía.

Very good guided tour. The tour lasted 3 and a half hours. We were able to ask all the questions we wanted, we went to every corner. It was very comfortable to have a radio with a headset to be able to listen to the guide when there were many people. I recommend it!

The guide was up to the monuments of the Alhambra, that is to say breathtaking. Very bright, caring for each of us. Everything was fine. Even a small cool stop halfway through which was welcome.

The guide Gustav was fantastic. He explained everything so much j detail and was very entertaining. Loved it. Will highly recommmed.

Sacromonte may be neglected. Don't expect caves!