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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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Palacio Carlos V Festival Granada Alhambra FEX

Each Summer the FEX, International Music & Dance Festival is held at the Alhambra Palace. This prestigious festival is well known in Spain and further afield. In fact as soon as the tickets go on sale they tend to sell

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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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Most travellers come an vague idea of Things to do Granada. Top of the list is usually the Alhambra Palace. A magnificent historical building which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Albaicin neighbourhood is also listed by UNESCO too.

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Hotel Alhambra Palace + Sierra Nevada Spain

Can you believe that Hotel Alhambra Palace is in the heart of the Alhambra woods? This historic hotel is close to the Nasrid Palaces. Just 650 metres to the Lions Courtyard from the hotel reception. Not only is it convenient

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View to Alhambra from Granada parador Spain

What is a Parador? A Parador is basically a luxurious hotel set on an historic site. There are around 100 in Spain and they are run by the government. The food and service offered in the network of Paradors is excellent and

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Angel Ganivet Statue in Alhambra woods Granada Spain blog

Recently one of my lovely readers contacted me with a request. She wanted to know about the fountains in Granada and was curious about their history . There are lots of fountains, pools and water features dotted around the city. It was going

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Alhambra palace Granada Spain

The Alhambra Palace in Granada has been the most visited monument in Spain over the last 5 years. In 2011 alone 3,096.829 people visited this stunning historic monument. The Alhambra is actually a complex of palaces rather than one building. The

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UNESCO sites in Spain  are dotted around the country. Currently there are 44 of these World Heritage sites. It made me wonder how many of these sites I had actually visited. This list is ever-increasing. Another 24 places in Spain are

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