Spain

The Alhambra Palace in Granada has been the most visited monument in Spain over the last 5 years. In 2011 alone 3,096.829 people visited this stunning historic monument. This building was the symbol of the Nazrid Kingdom it dates from the year 1238.

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In the UK the switching on of Christmas lights is usually a big event with a local celebrity involved.  In Granada the Nativity Scene is the main feature in most shop windows and large buildings. Christmas trees are few and

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People tell me constantly that I´m very organised. I seem to get this comment a lot when I´m at work or when I´m travelling. I´m just back from a trip to Valencia so while I was unpacking my suitcase I

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With silly season almost upon us, we´ll all be going to a Christmas or New Year party somewhere soon. You may have the annual office party coming up or a family get together soon. Whatever you have planned there will be no

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The Alpujarra villages, just South of Granada have more to them than first meets the eye.  A good example is the O Sei Ling Buddhist retreat. Perched at 1,600 meters high, sitting above the village of Pampaneira. On a recent trip out that way

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The vintage car collection at the Automobile Museum in Malaga certainly impressed me this summer. It was a hot August day, we headed there really to avoid the humidity and high temperatures for a couple of hours. I  didn’t expect to enjoy the visit as much as

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Spain currently boasts 44 different UNESCO sites dotted around the country. It made me wonder how many of these sites I had actually visited. This list is ever-increasing. Another 24 places in Spain are waiting on the tentative list. Awaiting

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I realised that there are many places that I have visited and need to return to. The four Balearic Islands gives a perfect example. This post is about some of those locations I didn´t visit ´properly´ and need to return

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Human Towers or Castellers are a deep-rooted Catalan tradition. You can see them in festivals and celebrations throughout Catalonia. I recently saw the Marrecs de Salt perform 3 different tower formations in Girona. It brought back memories of all the previous times

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Following on from the post about UNESCO sites in Spain that I have visited..(8 and a half so far). Out of curiosity I took a look at the full list to see if I had seen any other sites while on

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