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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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La Llotja de la Seda by piccavey

In late November 2012 I enjoyed a city break in Valencia. I hadn’t visited the city before. The city was just halfway point between Barcelona and Granada for me. I’d seen the city outskirts from the road but didn’t know

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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 FITUR 2016

FITUR is the annual International Tourism Fair held in Madrid.  This important event in the Travel sector calendar is celebrated each January at IFEMA exhibition centre in Spain´s capital. Along with the ITB in Berlin WTM in London these are

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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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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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Soportujar Alpujarras Granada

  I was recently reminded by one of my lovely readers that I didn´t have anything on my blog about the Alpujarra region of Spain. An oversight on my part as it is actually the first place that comes to mind when I have

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Spanish Tapas at piccavey.com

How about making your own Spanish Tapas night at home? It´s not going to be ambitious. I promise there will be no hard to find complicated ingredients either. Whether you are reminiscing about that trip you made to Andalusia last year

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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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