Sacromonte Caves Museum (Granada)

 
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The Sacromonte Caves Museum is located in the Barranco de los Negros, at the centre of Sacromonte, in front of the Alhambra, and is considered an enclave of enormous heritage value.

The set of caves that make up the museum is surrounded by monumental and natural landscaping elements of enormous beauty such as the Darro Valley, the Sacromonte pastures, the Cerro del Aceituno, the Nasrid Wall and the Albaicín Quarter, among others.

The reason for its significant heritage importance is that the recreation of these 10 caves shows the fundamental characteristic of the idiosyncrasy of Sacromonte and the way in which its inhabitants lived in this neighbourhood until about 100 years ago.

In the caves, one can admire the utensils, artifacts and belongings – including lamps, stoves, ceramic vessels and looms – that were used daily by the gypsies and Muslims who lived there.

The original inhabitants of these caves dedicated themselves to artisanal crafts such as basketry, ceramic crafts and forging.

In addition to offering a comprehensive and interactive vision of the lifestyle of its inhabitants, the museum provides information about the origin of the Muslim and gypsy communities that came to Sacromonte, dating back to the 16th century and after the reconquest.

Another of the museum's attractions is that it offers a walk-through history, explaining how this amalgam of cultures gave way to the emergence of hugely popular Spanish traditions such as flamenco.
   
 
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