The City of Granada Spain

As we leave winter behind and look ahead to spring, this year it begins on March 20th. Lighter foods appear on restaurant menus.  Comforting winter food is left behind for fresher dishes. Paella and Rice dishes are a perfect choice

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escapada a granada

Neighbourhoods in Granada city I am often asked by newcomers about renting apartments and living in Granada city itself. I wanted to offer some specific advice on this topic as it seems to come up every now and again. To

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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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Granada Christmas Lights

Throughout the month of December activities are planned in Granada for the colourful festive season. This Christmas guide to activities runs through all of December and up to January 7th. Nativity Scenes, Shopping tips, Restaurant opening times and Christmas concerts are

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Local treats Christmas Markets in Granada by piccavey

The Christmas season this year will kick off on Friday 2nd December. This day is the start of the long Spanish bank holiday. In the Spanish calendar the 6th & 8th of December are national holidays. Marking the celebration of he

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Pumpkin Autumn dishes

Granada doesn´t seem to have an Autumn. Temperatures plummet from mid 30Cs to 15ºC when we reach October. Local autumn dishes come on to restaurant menus and are made at home too. The snowfall on the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains

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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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Granada Christmas Ayuntamiento

The White night in Granada has been growing in popularity over the last few years. Now an important event in the city´s calendar this year it usually takes place each Autumn. As soon as the official programme is confirmed I

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Granada weekend

The debut novel from Cherry Radford was Men Dancing. The sequel Flamenco baby then followed This second novel as it was set in Granada it was a must read for me. Scroll down to read my review of the book. (without

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Claudina Mata spanish fashion

Fortuny is back! On Friday 3rd June Granada will hold the 6th Edition of the Pasarela Fortuny. This event showcases Andalusian fashion. A bi annual event, it has proved over past editions to be of interest at a national level

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