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Granada weekend

I have been to many Flamenco festivals. Over the years I have seen performances in different locations around Andalusia. Some have thrilled others have dissapointed. In March 2014 I went along to Templo del Flamenco in Granada with a group

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UNESCO sites in Andalucia

Visiting UNESCO sites in Andalucia With plenty of UNESCO sites in Andalucia to visit and 45 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Spain. So far I managed to visit half of them. Here are my tips on visiting the UNESCO sites in Andalucia.

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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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typical Granada tapas

Granada Tapas Bars Granada Tapas are mostly free. This for most visitors is a pleasant surprise when they arrive. The difference between Tapas, Raciones and Pintxos does help to explain this system but you need to try the typical Granada tapas bars

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Local treats Christmas Markets in Granada by piccavey

Christmas Markets begin to appear in the city centre The Christmas season kicks off on 1st of December. This day is the start of the long Spanish bank holiday. In the Spanish calendar the 6th & 8th of December are national

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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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Andalusia Cabo de Gata by piccavey

Andalusia, a region covering Southern Spain has now been home for me for many years. (since 2000) I am lucky to be able to enjoy amazing beaches and cities full of history right my doorstep. This area has many traditional

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What are the Aljibes? Aljibes is the plural word. Meaning underground wells. An aljibe is 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

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Tarasca Corpus Granada

Since I´ve been living in Granada I´ve learned what is Typical in Granada. Noticing lots of things that only seem to happen in this city. Perhaps you have made similar observations when you visited Granada. Typical in Granada Spain A

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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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