Granada Buildings, History & culture
Carmen Almanzor Granada

Typical Carmen in the Albaicin You may be wondering what a Carmen is or even where the Albaicin is. You may have visited the Albaicin quarter in Granada. Or seen a photo or painting of the neighbourhood. Let´s find out

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Alhambra Palace Water features

Can you imagine the Alhambra palace without water? It´s almost impossible to imagine this space without the fountains, pools and water features. Many of the decorative elements of this magnificent monument are created or enhanced with water. The use of

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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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Granada shopping Gran Cafe Bib Rambla

After writing about the Traditional Shops it´s now time to take a look at some traditional bars and cafes. The most traditional places in Granada have been open for over a century and are still in business today. Unfortunately the jewel in the crown

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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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Summer Flamenco Corral Carbon

Each October the city of Granada celebrates the ´Noche en Blanco´. White Night Festivals. You may have heard of La Noche en Blanco in Madrid or other European cities. This movement actually begin in Berlin in 1997 and has now

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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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Learning Spanish with wine

Local produce and Crafts The No.1 question I´m asked is how to get Alhambra tickets. However the next most popular question is What is a typical souvenir from Granada or Andalusia? Personally I prefer to recommend things that I would really appreciate if I wasback

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View to Alhambra from Granada parador Spain

What is a Parador? A Parador is basically a luxurious hotel set on an historic site. There are around 100 in Spain and they are run by the government. The food and service offered in the network of Paradors is excellent and

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What is an Aljibe? Aljibe is the word for an underground well, a water deposit tank or cistern. In Granada many of these historic structures can be seen dotted around the Albaicin quarter. The largest one in the city is the

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