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Easter Wax on Cera Semana Santa Granada Spain blog

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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Local treats Christmas Markets in Granada by piccavey

The main Christmas market in Granada and lots of festive stalls are set up in the city centre at the beginning of December. Usually around the 1st of December. As this day is the start of the long Spanish bank

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Carmen Almanzor Granada

Typical Carmen in the Albaicín You may be wondering what a Carmen is or even where the Albaicín is. You may have visited the Albaicín quarter in Granada. Or seen a photo or painting of the neighbourhood. Let´s find out more.

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Cartuja Monastery Granada Spain

Cartuja Monastery in Granada Cartuja Monastery is one of those places that is always on my to do list. It´s not so easy to get to on public transport. The monument is a way out of the historic centre of

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Torre del Oro in Seville by piccavey July 2018

Romantic Spain Maybe it’s the flowing red wine, the tempting tapas or that something in the air. Romantic Spain is an irresistible destination for couples and nostalgic travellers. Spending your Honeymoon in Spain has all the elements a romantic getaway

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At the end of June I took a trip around the entire park of Sierra Nevada. Stretching across Granada and Almeria regions, this immense natural space has all kinds of landscapes. From Dilar to Lanjaron, Mulhacen to Los Berchules, Alboloduy

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Things to Do in Granada Alcaiceria

Some of the shops in Granada that I head to when I want to look at shiny new things and enjoy an afternoon of window shopping. Sometimes retail therapy is the best way to add a little sparkle to a

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Alhambra March 2017

Alhambra tickets can be tricky to purchase, particularly at peak times of the year. In 2018 alone 2.766.887 people visited the Alhambra Palace.  Booking ahead for your visit is imperative. Reserving as soon as you can you will guarantee that you

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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. Traditional Valencia Paella is often misrepresented. An authentic Paella does not have seafood in

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View from Sacromonte in Granada Spain

If you are planning a Granada weekend and don´t have long to spend in this magical city. You´ll want to know the ´must see´ spots around the city. With this in mind I have written this plan for 48h in

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