Sacromonte is the other side of Granada; gypsies, vagrants and flamenco. Traditionally Sacramonte is the home of the poor of Granada, owing to its infertile ground and steep hilly topography. Many dwellings are dug out of the ground to form caves, which were cheap and quick to construct and easy to expand. Sacromonte is usually considered the gypsy quarter of Granada, but various groups of people call this place home. Today, many still live in unofficial cave homes in the hills, including new immigrants to Spain who have little money either by choice or circumstance. The current community is very multi-cultural including northern and eastern Europeans who are looking to live a more natural 'counter-culture' lifestyle.
First Order Questions:
How do property prices in Sacromonte compare with other areas of Granada?
Is it illegal to make your own cave and live in it?
what are the demographics of the Sacromonte community?
Second Order Questions:
Can a cave dwelling still be considered a 'building'?
What is considered 'counter-culture'?
Why might a person desire to live with little money?
Multiculturalism just doesn't work. Discuss.
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