Alhambra
Alhambra Palace Water features

Can you imagine the Alhambra palace without water? It´s almost impossible to imagine this space without the fountains, pools and water features. Many of the decorative elements of this magnificent monument are created or enhanced with water. The use of

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Federico Garcia Lorca Spanish Poet

Looking for Lorca One of the most famous artists to come out of Granada is Federico García Lorca. A playwright, a poet and theatre director, born in 1898. Since reading ´La Casa de Bernada Alba´ for A Level Spanish Literature I´ve

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New Years

New Years Eve in Granada Celebrating New Years Eve in Granada is typical at Plaza del Carmen. The square outside Granada´s Town Hall. In Spain it´s traditional to eat 12 grapes. Have these ready before midnight. Seedless grapes work best

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Andalusia Gifts

Sometimes retail therapy is the best way to add a little sparkle to a dreary day. Here are a few of the shops in Granada that I tend to head to when I want to look at shiny new things and enjoy an afternoon of

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Silk Alpujarra Granada

  I have been to the Alpujarra endless times. I never tire of seeing these white villages perched on hillsides. I love wandering around the narrow streets of these remote unspoilt corners of the Alpujarra. Each time I am there

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learning Spanish in Granada

    FAQ´s Granada, Spain Lots of my readers often write with questions about a move to Granada Spain. The usual things that come up are on the same themes; accomodation, learning Spanish and finding work. So hopefully this insider information will

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Summer Flamenco Corral Carbon

Each October the city of Granada celebrates the ´Noche en Blanco´. White Night Festivals. You may have heard of La Noche en Blanco in Madrid or other European cities. This movement actually begin in Berlin in 1997 and has now

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Andalusia Cabo de Gata by piccavey

Andalusia, a region covering Southern Spain has now been home for me for many years. (since 2000) I am lucky to be able to enjoy amazing beaches and cities full of history right my doorstep. This area has many traditional

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Artists inspiration

This weeks blogpost is a little different. I am thrilled to interview Eduardo from Edu:Art. I have been a follower of his Instagram feed for some time now. It is one of my favourites. His illustrations and designs are beautiful. They

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Cartuja Monastery Granada Spain

Carthusian Monastery in Granada Recently I headed up to the North of the city to the Cartuja Monastery. This had been recommended to me many many times but until now I hadn´t visited until now. The entrance is just off

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