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Granada de Tapas 2019 Tapa Festival Sancho Original

Best Tapa in Granada Granada de Tapas is on every Springtime for several weeks. Chefs from Granada participate in this annual foodie festival. Showcasing one of the main attractions of the city of Granada. Locally produced food, great gastronomy and

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Etxart Panno Spanish Shoe Brands

Spain shoe brands are one of the countries main exports. (As well as Spanish food & wine). Spanish shoes are made with soft leather, they are comfortable and usually long lasting. As a confessed shoe addict I thought I´d share

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Paseo de los tristes Alhambra Albaicin

This Granada calendar takes a look at the main festivities throughout the year. I am often asked When is the Best time to visit Granada. So this overview includes popular dates in the cultural agenda, foodie tips and insight into

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Rosette presentation of Jamon Iberic

In Spain one of the most popular foods is Spanish ham. It´s used for celebrations, weddings and birthday dinners. Yet it is also a day to day ingredient in soups, stew and other recipes. Sometimes it seems to be in

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Tajo Alhama de Granada Gorge Andalucia Spain

This month I wanted to revisit the charming town of Alhama de Granada. It´s a short drive inland, North West from Granada. With a population of around 6000, Alhama de Granada played an important part in Andalusia´s past. My last

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Hospes Palacio de los Patos Rice Dishes

For the past seven years, Hospes Palacio de los Patos in Granada have hosted the Rice Days. This annual gastronomic event coincides with the arrival of spring and celebrates traditional Spanish Rice dishes. It is a real treat, it almost

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10 year Piccavey Spain Blog

Although I began my blog about Spain around 2009. This website was not set up until 2011. Before that I had a free blog which I updated infrequently. The odd entry here and there. However in March 2011 I decided

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Montefrio in Granada Spain

One of the best reasons to come to Granada is for the fantastic landscapes. Montefrio is one of these great locations. Of course the city of Granada is a great location for historic sites, gastronomy and charming atmosphere, yet the province

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Tiles and Ceramics in Alhambra Palace

 The Alhambra Palace is the only medieval palace in the world which has arrived intact to the present day. After visiting many times, one of the things which fascinates me are the intricate decorations and inscriptions on the walls. As

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Carmen de los Martires Granada Spain

Earthquake in Granada Spain Earthquake territory. At the time of moving from Barcelona to Granada, back in 2006. I was still learning about Southern Spain. I first moved to a city centre apartment in the city of Granada. At that

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