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Winter is outstaying it´s welcome this year. I am looking forward to March and some spring like weather. In the meantime let´s look at some of the gardens in Granada. Granada is a charming city with lots of squares and fountains . Streets

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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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Guide to Spanish Fruit When you have fruit trees it seems that the whole crop comes at once. In Autumn we are typically inundated with avocadoes and pomegranates in Granada province. So I have learnt over the years what to

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I took the long way around to become fluent in Spanish. In my case it wasn´t a quick process. I began speaking my first few words of Spanish around the age of 12 or thirteen. I didn´t consider that I was fluent

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Malaga Glass Museum was on my list of things to see when my family came to Malaga. As they know a bit about antiques, I knew that the visit would be of interest to them. I didn´t expect to enjoy the visit myself! The

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7 surprising facts about Sierra Nevada The Mulhacen peak is 3478 metres high (That´s about 11,410 ft.) and is the highest point of continental Spain. There are 66 plant species and 80 animal species native to the Sierra Nevada National

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Un plan perfecto para una escapada a Granada. Como ver los lugares imprescindibles en tan solo 48h. Espero que este plan os ayude a aprovechar tu fin de semana en la ciudad de la Alhambra. Este artículo se escribió originalmente

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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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The Alhambra palace is visited everyday by thousands of people. It is extremely important to book ahead. Reserving as soon as you can you will guarantee that you get a ticket on the day that you are in Granada. The

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I cannot possibly cover the whole Spanish culture in one blog post. So here is a quick overview of some curiosities and things to look out for on your next trip to Spain. With many holiday companies like First Choice flying

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