Air B & B Inspiration and a cave home in Spain
Ok so I am a massive fan of Air BnB, there’s always somewhere unusual to stay and great when you are on a budget. This time we stayed in a cave (yes an actual cave) in the stunning Spanish mountain town of Sacromonte. As you can see from the photos the landscape is absolutely beautiful; pretty cave houses, within whitewashed caves, punctuated with cactai, against a dramatic mountain backdrop.
Sacromonte literally means Sacred Mountain. It is a traditional neighbourhood in Granada, Andalusia. owes its name he alleged discovery of relics and the “lead books the Sacromonte”that came to be interpreted as the fifth gospel. Sacromonte is also the traditional neighborhood of the Granadian Gypsy folk and we got a real taste of traditional gypsy life when we went to visit a flamenco show at one of the few bar/restuarants in the area. Ole! These women were firey- the passion that came from their feet and the confidence that came from just one look – wow!
The cave home itsef can be booked online via Air BnB. The decor was just perfect, with bohemian details, rich traditional tapestries and Moroccan inspired cushions. Raquel our host was lovely though didn’t speak much English, but we seemed to get by! She left us eggs and jam and bread in the fridge, so breakfast could be cooked on the little kitchen stove and enjoyed in the garden before a day trip.
I have to admit it as a little spooky at night because it was so quiet, we we’re set right into the mountain side, but I kind of liked that. It was especially good when the temperatures soared into the late 30s, as it made for a fabulous cool retreat at the end of the day. Though it did feel a little damp but nothing that couldn’t be solved with the de-humidifier.
All in all I highly recommend travelling to Sacromonte, and if you get chance to stay in one of the cave homes, you should definitely consider it. I guarantee you won’t stay find many places quite like this!!
Top Things To See When You Are In Granada or Sacromonte
- The Souks for Jewellery, bags and Moorish inspired goods galore
- The Alhambrah Palace
- The traditional Hamman baths