El Hombre De Las Cuevas
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Sacromonte is a neighbourhood of Granada, in Spain. The slopes of the hill form the traditional gitano quarter of the city The legend states that the catacombs are the site of Saint Caecilius's martyrdom. The Morisco population of Granada had been expelled to other parts of Spain following the Morisco Revolt of 1568. By the 19th century, the area had become home to a substantial Gitano community, who built their homes in caves excavated from the soft rock of the hillside. The area became famous for Flamenco music and dancing, but major floods and forced evacuations in the 1960s left the neighborhood population dramatically reduced. Since the early 1990s, however, the area has slowly become developed as a tourist attraction, and as a centre of Gitano culture.