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Alhambra Granada

Granada Alhambra palace The only medieval palace in the world which has arrived intact to the present day. After visiting many times, one of the things which fascinates me are the intricate details on the walls. As you step inside the

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Federico Garcia Lorca Spanish Poet

Looking for Lorca One of the most famous artists to come out of Granada is Federico García Lorca. A playwright, a poet and theatre director, born in 1898. Since reading ´La Casa de Bernada Alba´ for A Level Spanish Literature I´ve

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What is an Aljibe? Aljibe is the word for an underground well, a water deposit tank or cistern. In Granada many of these historic structures can be seen dotted around the Albaicin quarter. The largest one in the city is the

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Carmen de Morayma Granada Spain

  This weekend I went out for lunch in the Albaicin in Granada Spain. I have been to the Mirador de Morayma many times. I lost count of the number of occasions.  Even so they managed to surprise me on this visit. After all those

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Mirador de San Nicolas Granada Spain

Everyone who comes to Granada heads up to the Mirador de San Nicolas to see the spectacular views. The Alhambra palace, the city of Granada and the Sierra Nevada mountains can all be seen from this vantage point. It is

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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. This building was the symbol of the Nazrid Kingdom it dates from the year 1238.

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In Andalusia as you visit the different towns and villages it´s clear that the Moorish and Mozarab culture has impacted on the architecture and customs of the area. Here are ways to make your visit to Granada, Cordoba or Almeria more exotic,

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