Sacromonte Abbey or in Spanish “Abadía del Sacromonte” is located on the north side of the city of Granada. A popular way to access it is via the Sacromonte way, starting in the Cuesta del Chapiz. When you reach the top of the Sacromonte hill, you can also enjoy a formidable view of the city of Granada and the Alhambra.
Constructed in the XVII century, the abbey was very important as a cultural and a religious place. In the library there are blueprints of the original abbey. In the centre you can find the most highlighted area of the abbey, the patio. The patio has a fountain in the middle and the ground is paved with cobblestones. The four sides of the patio have galleries with columns and rounded arches. Between these arches appear Castro Shield and the Salomon Stars. The ground floor is made of stonework and the upper floor of brick.
The church is devoted to the Virgin of the Assumption. Initially the project of the church was a single navel. After the XVIII century, it was expanded to a Latin cross floor plan, with three naves and a major chapel, transept and chorus. Inside, the main navel is covered with barrel vaults and the side navels with groin vault.
One of the main features of the Sacromonte Abbey is how creative are the decorations. One of the elements to highlight is the chorus. The chorus was made by Francisco Díaz de Rivero between 1615 and 1617. The main chapel contains an altarpiece that contains images of Christ of the Consolation and sculptures of the martyrs
The main building was built between 1600 and 1610. Today the main building is house of sacerdotes and parish of the neighbourhood. There is mass every Sunday at 12h.
The museum opened in 2010 and is located in one of the sides of the patio. There are 4 rooms filled with art pieces from the artists that lived in Granada during XVI and XVII centuries. Some of the objects to see are codex, Arab inscriptions, tapestries, clothing and a World map from Ptolomeo. The rooms also contain several paintings from artists like Goya, Gérard David or José Risueño. The main sculptures that you can find in these rooms are by Alonso Cano, Pedro de Mena, Duque Cornejo and José Risueño.
Opening times Sacromonte Abbey
The Sacromonte Abbey opening times are:
Winter (1st October – 30th April)
Monday – Saturday: From 10:00 to 13:00 and 16:00 to 18:00
Sunday: From 11:00 to 13:00 and 16:00 to 18:00
Summer (1st May – 30th September)
Monday – Saturday: From 10:00 to 13:00 and 17:00 to 19:30
Sunday: From 11:00 to 13:00 and 17:00 to 19:30
Tickets Sacromonte Abbey
You can buy tickets at the entrance of the Sacromonte Abbey. It is only possible to visit the Sacromonte Abbey on a guided tour.
All tours are in Spanish and the duration is 45 minutes.
|Groups (more than 15 people)||EUR 3 – Must contact Sacromonte Abbey in advance|
|Children (under 10)||Free|
Contact Phone: +34 958 22 14 45
Address: Lugar Abadía del Sacromonte, s/n, 18010, Granada
Accessibility Sacromonte Abbey
Sacromonte Abbey is not wheelchair accessible.