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Lonja de Seda Valencia Silk Exchange

Valencia is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. With a population of around 800,000, its the Valencian Autonomous Community´s Capital. That region also includes the Castellon and Alicante provinces too. The city is famous for Valencia

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Tajo Alhama de Granada Gorge Andalucia Spain

This month I wanted to revisit the charming town of Alhama de Granada. It´s a short drive inland, North West from Granada. With a population of around 6000, Alhama de Granada played an important part in Andalusia´s past. My last

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Hospes Palacio de los Patos Rice Dishes

For the past seven years, Hospes Palacio de los Patos in Granada have hosted the Rice Days. This annual gastronomic event coincides with the arrival of spring and celebrates traditional Spanish Rice dishes. It is a real treat, it almost

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10 year Piccavey Spain Blog

Although I began my blog about Spain around 2009. This website was not set up until 2011. Before that I had a free blog which I updated infrequently. The odd entry here and there. However in March 2011 I decided

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Montefrio in Granada Spain

One of the best reasons to come to Granada is for the fantastic landscapes. Montefrio is one of these great locations. Of course the city of Granada is a great location for historic sites, gastronomy and charming atmosphere, yet the province

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Tiles and Ceramics in Alhambra Palace

 The Alhambra Palace is 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 decorations and inscriptions on the walls. As

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Carmen de los Martires Granada Spain

Earthquake in Granada Spain Earthquake territory. At the time of moving from Barcelona to Granada, back in 2006. I was still learning about Southern Spain. I first moved to a city centre apartment in the city of Granada. At that

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Festive Scene Christmas in Spain

At Christmas in Spain , celebrations vary slightly from the festivities in the UK or USA. Celebrations in Spain generally begin around 5th December and continue right through to the end of 6th January. If you want to know specifically

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Museo de Belenes Mollina Nativity in Spain

At this time of your in the UK, USA or other European countries Christmas light switch on is a big event. Often celebrated with a local celebrity to push the button. In Spain and Western Europe the Nativity Scene is

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Expat Gifts Luxury Christmas British Hamper

Planning ahead of time at Christmas helps to keeps the chaos under control. Expat gifts for friends and family who live overseas may need early planning. I like to book delivery as soon as I can to keep my stress

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