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the alhambra palace

7 places to visit in Romantic Spain Maybe it’s the flowing red wine, the tempting tapas or that something special in romantic spain which makes it so irresistible to romantics travellers. This vibrant, diverse country has got everything a romantic getaway

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Spanish Silk may not be the first thing that springs to mind in the Andalusian Countryside. I have been to the Alpujarra endless times. Seeing these white villages perched on hillsides never bores me. Wandering around the narrow streets of

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On 2nd January 2014 the Palacio de Los Olvidados opened in Granada. This new  museum is a private collection in the historic part of the city, close to Plaza Nueva. This space is dedicated to the story of Sefardi community

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Ziri Wall History of Granada

The History of Granada is quite a fascinating one. As with many historic cities, Granada was also a walled city at first. The city has had five different walled neighbourhoods over the centuries. The palatial city of the Alhambra, the Realejo neighbourhood and three

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UNESCO World Heritage

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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The Cloisters is not a usual stop on the average tourist’s itinerary. I travelled to New York last November, instead of a summer holiday I decided to travel to Boston and New York for Halloween. I would not have ever

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Los Patos Granada Hospes

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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Historic Spain Cordoba is one of the must see cities of historic Spain. Located in Andalusia, it is often on the Spain itinerary along with Granada and Seville. A plan to see the famous Cathedral Mosque is high on the list. Having seen this stunning monument several years before, I re

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granada hotel isabel catolica

Capitulations of Santa Fé Capitulations of Santa Fé changed the history of Europe and the world. This location to the west of Granada is famous for its Pionono cakes. Everyone associates the name of Santa Fé with this typical Granada

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Puerta Elvira granada spain

The Kingdom of Granada Kingdom of Granada. The focus of 1000 year celebrations and known in Spanish as the Milenio del Reino de Granada. This is to celebrate the Creation of the Kingdom of Granada in 1013. Despite lots of

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