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Paella at Hospes Los Patos Granada Rice Days

The Paella had humble origins as far back as the 15th-16th century. Yet has become known as Spain´s national dish. Originally from Valencia and Alicante regions the traditional Valencia Paella is often misrepresented. An authentic Paella does not have seafood

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Andalusia is a beautiful region of Spain. Although in the summer months the heat can be a little too much for some. After many years when I spend the entire summer in Andalusia, I thought I would share some of

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gardens in granada

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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Mini Hamburger in Granada

Gourmet Burger Favourites Gourmet Burger options have been appearing more and more in Gastrobars and restaurants in Granada. Alongside more traditional Andalusian dishes on the menu I have been checking out what is so special about these burgers. Here´s a selection

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View of Granada Crosses Flamenco Festival

Summer Dates in Granada Over the summer there are lots of music, dance and cultural festivals in Granada. As well as the Festival International de Musica + Danza in the Alhambra there are other lesser known ones to seek out.

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Spanish costas Costa Tropical Air Show Motril 2015

Costa Tropical Air Show Motril Air Show is one of the four Spanish Air Shows celebrated anually. The Costa Tropical has it´s own Air Show on the first day of Summer. This year it is the 14th Edition of the Festival

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Alhambra Palace Granada Spain Blog Wall detail.

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 details on the walls. As you step into

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andalucia caves in spain by piccavey (1)

Spain is a great country for backpackers. The locals are friendly, there’s loads to see for free, and the food and drink is delicious. Granted, maybe the best time to visit Spain is during the summer, the Spanish perspective on

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Granada City Neighbourhoods Living in Granada city for years now, I am often asked about apartment rental and life in the city of Granada itself.  So here is some specific information on this rather than just a visit to Granada

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