Alhambra tickets March 2017

Just in 2018 2,760,000 people visited the Alhambra Palace. Tickets to the monument can be tricky to purchase, particularly at peak times of the year.  Booking ahead to get the best price for your visit is imperative. Also reserving as

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Alcala La Real Jaen by piccavey

When most people head off to the beaches and the Costas around Andalusia. I like to explore lesser known towns and villages. So this month I am heading inland to the unspoilt Jaen town of Alcala la Real. Este post

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family holidays in Menorca Mallorca

Every parent will want their kids to have unforgettable family holidays, allowing them to have fun and make superb memories they will treasure forever. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong destination could lead to bored little ones who might spend their days

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Bubion views over Poquiera Gorge Alpujarra

Bubion is a quiet little village in the Poqueira gorge. Located at 71 kms from Granada (44 miles) With just 302 inhabitants, Bubion is located South of Granada in the Alpujarra region. I recently spent a few days there seeing

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Palacio Carlos V Festival Granada Alhambra FEX

Each Summer the FEX, International Music & Dance Festival is held at the Alhambra Palace. This prestigious festival is well known in Spain and further afield. In fact as soon as the tickets go on sale they tend to sell

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Laroles Theatre Festival Granada

When? 2nd to 11th of August 2019 Where? Laroles open-air theatre. A venue located high up in the Alpujarra mountains, on the border of Granada/Almeria provinces By Car: 1 hour 15 mins from Granada 1 hr 30 mins from Almeria 2 hours

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Malaga City in Spain

After spending some time in Malaga in Summer 2012 I wrote this post A day in Malaga. This Must see Malaga guide is an update. Two years on I have returned and found that the city has developed and changed over those years. There

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UNESCO World Heritage

Spain is typically associated with Christianity, especially since the vast majority of the population consider themselves Catholic. Prior to its establishment as a Christian country, however, Spain was actually under Muslim rule for several centuries — from 711 to 1492.

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Bocados Foodie Fair Gourmet in Granada

On World Tapas Day, June 20th I´m sharing my experience at the fifth edition of ´Bocados´ festival. This gastronomic event in Granada was earlier this month. Located on Paseo del Salon, along the river, it lasted four days. Celebrated annually

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UNESCO World Heritage

Spain isn’t the most popular country for foreign students. Bureaucratic procedures don’t make it easy for foreigners to easily get residency permits. But you know what? That’s changing. The country benefits from cultural diversity; and the universities certainly benefit from

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