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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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Dreidel at Palacio de los Olvidados

On 2nd January 2014 the Palacio de Los Olvidados opened in Granada. This new  museum is a private collection in the historic part of the city, close to Plaza Nueva. This space is dedicated to the story of Sefardi community

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7 places to visit in Romantic Spain Maybe it’s the flowing red wine, the tempting tapas or that something special in the air which makes Spain so irresistible to romance lovers. This vibrant, diverse country has got everything a romantic

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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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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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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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escapada a granada

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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The night view of the city

Historic Cordoba 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

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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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