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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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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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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 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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Since I´ve been living in Granada I´ve noticed lots of things that only happen in Granada. Some good, some curious and other not so good. Hope you enjoy these observations.. Only in Granada A boar in the bar In April

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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 (Alhambra), the Realejo neighbourhood and three different areas of the Albaicin. The Albaicin has been a site used for housing since the Roman

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What is FLECOS? Last weekend I spent 3 days participating the FLECOS Festival. FLECOS is an annual Spanish language and culture festival in Granada. This year was the first edition, it is impressive to see the amount of activities on offer.

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If you are planning a Granada weekend and don´t have long to spend in this magical city. You´ll want to know the ´must see´ spots around the city. With this in mind I have written this plan for 48h in

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