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Alhambra Granada with Children

Visiting the city of Granada with children can be magical for everyone. But there are a few things worth knowing before you arrive. Walking steep hills, bumpy cobbled streets and the hot sun can be quite overwhelming if you don´t

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Granada weekend

I have been to many Flamenco festivals. Over the years I have seen performances in different locations around Andalusia. Some have thrilled others have dissapointed. In March 2014 I went along to Templo del Flamenco in Granada with a group

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English Radio in Spain Piccavey expat

15 minutes of fame So excited to be on English radio this weekend, on air across Spain and the internet. According to Andy Warhol everyone enjoys 15 minutes of fame In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes

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Marquis hotel piccavey

Since the beginning of 2017 this new Marquis hotel has been the talk of the town in Granada. Not only is it extremely well located, they also have a Casual dining area, summer terrace, live music on weekends and a

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Virgen de las Nieves Sierra Nevada Spain

7 surprising facts about Sierra Nevada The Sierra Nevada Spain is in Southern Spain in Granada province. Here are some other interesting details about this ski resort. The Mulhacen peak is 3478 metres high (That´s about 11,410 ft.) and is

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noche en blanco granada 2017

The noche en blanco in Granada has been growing in popularity over the last few years. Now an important event in the city´s calendar this takes place one night each year. You may have heard of the Noche en Blanco

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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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Granada Christmas Lights

Throughout the month of December activities are planned in Granada for the colourful festive season. This Christmas guide to activities runs through all of December and up to January 7th. Nativity Scenes, Shopping tips, Restaurant opening times and Christmas concerts are

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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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Pumpkin Autumn dishes

Granada doesn´t seem to have an Autumn. Temperatures plummet from mid 30Cs to 15ºC when we reach October. Local autumn dishes come on to restaurant menus and are made at home too. The snowfall on the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains

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