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Spain came 6th in this year’s Muslim Travel Index for Europe. It is the sixth most popular country on the list for Muslim tourism. With this news and the upcoming Halal tourism conference just around the corner, here is some

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Hammam granada close to Plaza Nueva

Heading along to Hammam Granada on a cold february day with a good friend of mine. This place is tucked away, slightly hidden,  just off Plaza Nueva, right in Granada´s historic centre. It wasn´t my first visit to this Hammam Al

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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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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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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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Ziri Wall History of Granada

The History of Granada is quite a fascinating one. 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 of the Alhambra, the Realejo neighbourhood and three

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Museo Sefardi Realejo Granada Spain

A Jewish City The Jewish quarter in Granada is known as Realejo, which is right in the town centre. This district was the Jewish quarter at the time of the Nasride rule. The Jewish population was once so important that Granada was once known

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