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What is an Aljibe? Aljibe is the word for an underground well, a water deposit tank or cistern. In Granada many of these historic structures can be seen dotted around the Albaicin quarter. The largest one in the city is the

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Since I´ve been living in Granada I´ve noticed lots of things that only happen in Granada. Some good, some curious and other not so good. Hope you enjoy these observations.. Only in Granada A boar in the bar In April

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As with many historic cities, Granada was also a walled city at first. The city has had five different walled neighbourhoods over the centuries. The palatial city (Alhambra), the Realejo neighbourhood and three different areas of the Albaicin. The Albaicin has been a site used for housing since the Roman

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The Christmas season begins on 5th December in Granada and runs until the 6th January.  Each year the 6th of December is a national holiday, to celebrate the Day of the Spanish Constitution. Around those dates as there are several

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What is FLECOS? Last weekend I spent 3 days participating the FLECOS Festival. FLECOS is an annual Spanish language and culture festival in Granada. This year was the first edition, it is impressive to see the amount of activities on offer.

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If you are planning a Granada weekend and don´t have long to spend in this magical city. You´ll want to know the ´must see´ spots around the city. With this in mind I have written this plan for 48h in

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This week instead of writing (it´s too hot…that´s my excuse anyway) it´s your turn to write! I am collecting testimonials about my Spain blog Piccavey.com. So I am keen to hear your comments and experiences. Did I recommend a lovely hotel

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Granada- The Basics If you only have a short time in Granada Spain. Here are some no nonsense tips to help you plan ahead. When is the best time to visit Granada, Spain? See this Granada year round calendar with activities and

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I have been to many Flamenco festivals. Over the years I have seen performances in different locations around Andalusia. Some have thrilled others have dissapointed. In March 2014 I went along to Templo del Flamenco in Granada with a group

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Recently one of my lovely readers contacted me with a request. She wanted to know about the fountains in Granada and was curious about their history . There are lots of fountains, pools and water features dotted around the city. It was going

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