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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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Alhambra tickets March 2017

Please Note: This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click through and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. All thoughts, feelings and opinions shared on this blog and in this post are my own.The

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Santa Maria de la Alhambra Semana Santa in Granada

The Semana Santa of Granada was declared an International interest in 2009. Easter has a special significance in Andalusia and there are many traditions surrounding Holy week. The traditional Semana Santa processions attract huge crowds particularly in Seville, Malaga and

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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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As we leave winter behind and look ahead to spring, this year it begins on March 20th. Lighter foods appear on restaurant menus.  Comforting winter food is left behind for fresher dishes. Paella and Rice dishes are a perfect choice

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escapada a granada

Neighbourhoods in Granada city I am often asked by newcomers about renting apartments and living in Granada city itself. I wanted to offer some specific advice on this topic as it seems to come up every now and again. To

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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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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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Alhambra Palace Water features

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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