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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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escapada a granada Teteria

Did you know that Calle Elvira was once the main road in Granada? Just off this street below Plaza Nueva, you will come across to two streets that meet to form a V shape. Called Calderería Nueva y Calderería Vieja.

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Jamuga Taracea Granada Spain crafts

Back in 2012 I discovered the craft of Marquetry, known in Spanish as Taracea here in Granada. The word taracea comes from the arab word ´Tarci´ which means to incrust.  Since the 14th century Taracea has been produced in the

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Typical Aljibes in Granada Spain

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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Carmen de Morayma Granada Spain

  Princess Morayma This weekend I went out for lunch at Mirador de Morayma . Although I have been many times they still managed to surprise me on this visit. After all those previous meals I realised I´d just been passing through. I usually go

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Al andalus was once the name of the region in Southern Spain. Now called Andalusia, this legacy is still visible in the different towns and villages. The Moorish and Mozarab culture has impacted on the architecture cuisine and traditions. Here are ways

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