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At the very top of Manhattan, on 190th Street you can visit a European Monastery. The Cloisters is not a usual stop on the average tourist’s itinerary. I travelled to New York last November, instead of a summer holiday I

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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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Palacio Olvidados

On 2nd January 2014 the Palacio de Los Olvidados opened in Granada. A new Sephardic Museum in Spain. A private collection in the old part of the city, close to Plaza Nueva. The date chosen for the opening of this

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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 my

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Cordoba is one of the must see cities of Spain. Located in Andalusia, it is often on the Spain itinerary along with Granada and Seville. A plan to see the famous Cathedral Mosque is high on the list. Having seen this stunning monument several years before, I re visited the city to

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The town of Santa Fé, to the west of Granada is famous for its Pionono cakes. Everyone associates the name of Santa Fé with this typical Granada cake. But it is also known historically for the Capitulations of Santa Fé

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In Granada over the last 5 years there has been a lot of talk and publicity about the Milenio del Reino de Granada. This is to celebrate the Creation of the Kingdom of Granada in 1013. Now it has actually

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When you walk through the historic city of Granada, you come to the area known as Realejo, which is right in the town centre. This district was the Jewish quarter at the time of the Nasride rule. The Jewish population was once so important

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On a hot August day I decided to visit Alhama de Granada. This town is a drive inland from Granada,  heading North West and has a population of 6000 people. I certainly chose the wrong day for the visit, with temperature in high

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In the city centre of Granada, the stree which runs right beside the Main Post office is Angel Ganivet. This street was given its name in 1943. The person Angel Ganivet was an important social philosopher, writer and diplomat and he was born at number

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