Sacromonte Caves Museum

Sacromonte Caves Museum

The caves of Sacromonte are the hallmark of this historical neighborhood. These ten caves show what life was like for its inhabitants over a century ago.

Right in the heart of Sacromonte is the museum that exhibits the life and traditions of the inhabitants of the caves of this neighborhood more than a hundred years ago. The recreation of ten caves makes it possible to see the development of the life of its first inhabitants, mainly gypsies, and Muslims, through the exhibition of daily life utensils. The museum exhibits lamps, ceramic vessels, stoves, and looms.

The inhabitants of the Sacromonte caves were primarily engaged in basketry, pottery, forge, and other crafts. During the Sacromonte Caves Museum visit, you can enter a cave-dwelling, a cave kitchen, and a cave square.

Also, the museum looks at the origins of Sacromonte since the gypsy and Muslim communities began to inhabit it in the 16th century up to the present day. Thanks to the blend of cultures that flourished in this neighborhood, flamenco, took shape, to which the museum also allocates a space.

Dreamlike views

Visiting the Museo Cuevas del Sacromonte is a good way to learn about the Sacromonte lifestyle. Also, it's definitely worth walking around the museum to enjoy the beautiful views of the Alhambra, the Carrera del Darro, and part of the Albaicin.


From October 15 to March 14:
Daily: 10 am to 6 pm
From March 15 to October 14:
Every day from 10 am to 8 pm


General admission: 5 (US$ 5.30)
Groups of over ten people: 3 (US$ 3.20) per person


Bus: line C34 ( departing from Plaza Nueva)