Guided tour of the old Jewish quarter of Granada

In this visit we propose you to know the old Jewish quarter of Granada, known as “Garnata al-Yahud” during the Arab period.

What does the visit consist of?

This visit consists of a two-hour guided tour of the Realejo district. The itinerary is designed to walk quietly away from the crowds in a small group. If you come to Granada with your dog, now you have the opportunity to get to know the old Sephardic neighborhood in Granada, el Realejo, with your best friend. This area witnessed the expulsion of the Jews from Granada and still holds its wonderful and rich heritage.

What do we propose on this visit?

During the visit hope you get to know the old Jewish quarter of Granada, known as “Garnata al-Yahud” during the Arab period, its ancient name is due to the important Sephardic community which settled here. Its role was essential in the foundation of the Kingdom of Granada. Also in the cultural development that lasts until today in our city. Therefore, we want to show you the life and the environment in which some Sephardic personalities who made history in Granada.

Furthermore, you will get to know the current neighborhood in depth. Its most special places, the gastronomy and a palpable Jewish cultural heritage. Today it is known as the Realejo quarter, this is because the Catholic Kings repopulated the place with tenants who were close to the crown due to the expulsion of the Jews at the end of the 15th century..

What will you visit?

During the tour, you will learn more about Ibn Tibon, a Jewish poet and translator from 11th century. We will wander through the streets of Realejo, passing go into the Colina del Mauror to reach the Lavadero del Sol (with one of the best views of the city), the Church of San Cecilio and the Plaza del Cristo de los Favores. Finally, we will also get to know the Arab and Christian legacy that can be seen in the Church of Santo Domingo and the Castle of Bibataubín.

MEETING POINT  Plaza Isabel la Católica (in front of the Marquis Hotel Issabel’s).
TIME 
  • Saturdays (hours and special availability on holidays).
  • From September to April at 5:00 p.m.
  • From May to July at 7:00 p.m.
DURATION 2 Hours.
LANGUAGE Spanish.
REQUIRED Present yourself at the meeting point at least 10 minutes in advance.
INCLUDED
Official Tourist Guide or Official Heritage Interpreter.
NO INCLUDED
What is not specified in the INCLUDED section

To see our cancellation / modification policy, we invite you to look at our frequently asked questions page.

OTHER INDICATIONS
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and in hot days, hat and a bottle of water. For dogs, water and plastic bags.
  • Not suitable for people in wheelchairs due to the urban layout of the route.
  • Capacity limited to 20 people for each service.
  • Call Center Schedule: from Monday to Friday, from 09:30h-14:00h and 16:00h-18:00h
  • On public holidays there is no telephone service, but you can contact us at info@baleatravel.com
  • If you already have a reservation and need to contact us, there is an emergency telephone number on the voucher.
  •   Un lugar e historia maravillosos explicados con cariño y entusiasmo, en grupo reducido. Muy recomendable!

    CTF00
    3/09/2020

      Ha sido la cuarta vez que he visitado la Alhambra, pero nunca nos habian explicado de una forma tan rigurosa pero entretenida y amena toda su Historia, entresijos y secretos.Ha... read more

    mrigau
    1/07/2020

      Seleccioné este tipo de visita con Balea después de investigar y leer varias opiniones. Aún así, siempre queda algo de incertidumbre... Siempre habíamos querido visitar la Alhambra guiados por alguien... read more

    Alhambra19
    12/30/2019
  •   Sin ningúna duda, la pasión e ilusión con la que Eva recorre y explica la Alhambra es el exito de esta visita, ella consigue que te sumergas en la Alhambra,... read more

    marfarri
    2/24/2020

      Sin duda Granada es más que la Alhambra. Hay mucha historia que no conocemos y yo hoy he conocido un poquito más

    D2243FLevad
    2/23/2020

      Visita de casi cuatro horas en la que no faltó de nada. Nuestra guía, Eva, nos hizo un tour estupendo por la Alhambra. ¡Recomendamos!

    Ignacio R
    1/05/2020
  •   Eva nos hizo un tour buenísimo con mucho contenido y muy bien armado. Aprendí muchísimo y me dieron ganas de aprender sobre nuevas culturas. La guía iba a un ritmo... read more

    panchoppp
    3/10/2020

      Nos encantó la visita, volveremos a Granada a hacer un tour con Eva, fue muy agradable estar con ellos.

    luciadf1
    3/01/2020

      Muy buena visita! Muy completa de información, dinámica y entretenida!
    Gracias Eva por tu atención!!

    lucasmoratorio
    1/03/2020