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La Alpujarra in Granada, white houses and mountains

La Alpujarra in Granada, white houses and mountains

La Alpujarra has been for many centuries one of the least well-known regions in Spain. Its austere and mountainous countryside, full of hills, peaks and valleys, means that this region has remained isolated. In fact, the only people who managed to stay here for a long period were Muslim settlers from Africa. Then, La Alpujarra was forgotten for a long time, until it was rediscovered by travellers and artists of the Romantic period. more ...

Apartment of the week in Granada: The Santa Ines

Apartment of the week in Granada: The Santa Ines

It’s Friday again, and regular followers will know that this is the day we share with you our top pick of the Friendly Rentals apartments. Following last week’s description of our favourite apartment in Bilbao, today we’ll continue with the theme of “a slightly different kind of holiday in Spain” and impart some of our knowledge about our apartments in Granada… more ...

Guide to Almuñécar

Guide to Almuñécar

Almuñécar, in Granada, is a village which combines the perfection of the sea and the mountain.It benefits from a tropical climate (unique to Spain), with balmy temperatures even in winter. To get ready for your holidays, here’s a short guide to Almuñécar. more ...

Granada Jazz Festival 2011

Granada Jazz Festival 2011

There is very little time left now before Granada resounds to the rhythm of jazz once again! From the 11th to the 20th of November, some of the best jazz artists will be gathering in the city of the Alhambra to spread their art. more ...

Hocus Pocus Festival 2011 in Granada

Hocus Pocus Festival 2011 in Granada

The International Magic Festival, Hocus Pocus in Granada, is turning 10 this year. From the 23rd to the 27th of November 2011, it will be celebrating this monumental birthday with a fascinating programme including shows to suit all tastes. more ...

Apartment of the week in Granada, the Nobel

Apartment of the week in Granada, the Nobel

Autumn is the ideal time of year for visiting Granada and discovering the magic and charm of this old city. In addition to the warm colours and typical seasonal fruits such as chestnuts, persimmon and pomegranate, amongst many other activities and events, in October you will be able to enjoy the Hocus Pocus Magic Festival and the Granada Jazz Festival in November. more ...

Apartment of the week in Granada, the Star Penthouse

Apartment of the week in Granada, the Star Penthouse

It’s the holiday season, the weather is beautiful and there are an abundance of things to do and activities on offer in the beautiful city of Granada. With a vibrant atmosphere and its overflowing Andalusian charm this is a great summer holiday destination for families, as well as if you’re are coming with a group of friends. more ...

Experience Granada in the Summer

Experience Granada in the Summer

With so many beautiful places, Granada is a city that has inspired artists from all over the world. It has a rich and diverse historical and artistic heritage, which is reflected in the Muslim, Christian and Jewish influences, its streets and its monuments that stay with you long after your visit to the city. more ...

May Crosses Festival 2011 in Granada

May Crosses Festival 2011 in Granada

On the 3rd of May, Granada will be holding its famous Fiesta de las Cruces or May Crosses Festival 2011. It comprises one of the cities major celebrations and all the streets and squares in the city are decorated with flowers and crosses in line with catholic tradition, in honour of the event. more ...

The Festival of Corpus Christi in Granada this June

The Festival of Corpus Christi in Granada this June

Just like every year the locals in Granada will be celebrating their Festival of Corpus Christi 2011. Comprising the city’s most important celebrations, this year’s events will be held from the 20th to the 26th of June. On the 20th of June at midnight, they will be kicking off the celebrations with the lighting up ceremony, which consists of turning on thousands of lights on the gate and concluding the festivities the following Sunday with an impressive firework display. more ...

Experience the passion with Holy Week in Granada

Experience the passion with Holy Week in Granada

Holy Week is coming to Granada. Just like every year the capital of Granada grounds to a halt to make way for ongoing processions making their way through the city, as well as brotherhood members who march through the streets in religious fervour. Holy Week in Granada starts well before Maundy Thursday given that the major as well as the minor processions kick off on the Sunday before demonstrating their faith and devotion. more ...

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