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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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Alcazar by piccavey

A trip to Spain isn´t quite complete without visiting the Royal Alcazar in Seville. This Royal Palace is one of the most magnificent architectural works in Andalusia. Drawing inspiration from Christian and Muslim architecture, this Moorish castle reflects Spain’s History.

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Santa Maria de la Alhambra Semana Santa in Granada

The Semana Santa of Granada has been of International interest since 2009. Easter has a special significance in Andalusia and many traditions surrounding Holy week. The traditional Easter processions attract huge crowds in Seville, Malaga and Granada. Its impossible to

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La Giralda by piccavey

I have to confess that I hadn´t visited Sevilla since 2008 (Business trips don´t count) After returning from a city break in this beautiful city, I´m sharing the places I visited in this latest post. Here´s my experience of the

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Windmills in the Desert by @piccavey

The 200 kms of the Almeria Coastline made a great route for a Summer road trip. Driving from Adra right up to San Juan de los Terreros we saw some great scenery along the way. Stretching between the provinces of Granada and Murcia,

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Palacio de Viana Cordoba Spain

If you have an interest in Spain or Andalusia, you will probably have heard of the Cordoba patios festival. This is celebrated each year in May. I wasn’t able to visit Cordoba myself until Mid June so I was not expecting to

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Andalucia Walking

Exciting news! This week´s blogpost is a Giveaway. If you love walking or Andalusia, you will love this. Cicerone Press have generously offered one copy of Walking in Andalucia by Guy Hunter-Watts to my readers. This guidebook is perfect for those living

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Granada shopping Gran Cafe Bib Rambla

After writing about the Traditional Shops it´s now time to take a look at some traditional bars and cafes. The most traditional places in Granada have been open for over a century and are still in business today. Unfortunately the jewel in the crown

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Los Italianos Granada Street food

Street Food in Spain Food in Spain is an important part of Spanish life. Great pride is taken in selecting local products and preparing seasonal dishes. So eating on the street or grabbing something quick is not so common in

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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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