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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 ...

Granada to host the 60th International Music and Dance Festival this summer

Granada to host the 60th International Music and Dance Festival this summer

The Granada international music and dance festival will be taking place once again this summer from the 24th of June for two whole glorious weeks. This year’s edition will also be a very significant one given that this prestigious musical event is celebrating its 60th anniversary, which is reflected in the programme featuring commemorations of the cultural history of Europe. more ...

Granada gay guide II

Granada gay guide II

Granada is one of the best destinations in the European Union and no only for its architecture, the Alhambra and tapas, but also for its lively and chilled-out night life suitable for all tastes. In Granada, not only are there mainstream and independent places, but also the “scene” is slowly gaining ground and there are an increasing number of bars, clubs, and pubs specially for the gay public that offer a really good night out. Thus, here is a small guide of the most popular bars on the “scene” in the city of the red monument. more ...

Granada gay mini-guide

Granada gay mini-guide

Granada is one of the best places in the south of Spain and not only for its architecture, the Alhambra, and the tapas but for the night life there, which is really upbeat and chilled-out and above all there is something for all tastes. In Granada, not only are there mainstream and independent places, but also the “scene” is slowly gaining ground and there are an increasing number of bars, clubs, and pubs specially for the gay public that offer a really good night out. Thus, here is a small guide of the most popular bars on the “scene” in the city of the red monument. more ...

The best clubs and pubs in Granada

The best clubs and pubs in Granada

Everyone knows about Granada for its monuments, its charming districts and for its tapas, something that immediately springs to mind when you think of this Andalusian city. However, for those of you who are visiting Granada for the first time, we have prepared a mini guide of the most chilled-out clubs and bars in the city. more ...

Friendly Rentals apartment of the week in Granada: el Jolie

Friendly Rentals apartment of the week in Granada: el Jolie

Granada is simply spectacular at this time of year especially for wandering around the Albaicín district whilst contemplating the Alhambra which rises majestically in red in contrast with the white of the Sierra Nevada in the backdrop. It is a stunningly beautiful thing to see in this enchanting city. Similarly, the cold from the Sierra Mountains contrasts with the sun that shines and lights up Granada thus allowing you to look at all the architecture dotted around the city centre, in Realejo, and in Albaicín. more ...

Magic takes over Granada with the Hocus Pocus Festival

Magic takes over Granada with the Hocus Pocus Festival

On the 24th of November the ninth edition of the magical Hocus Pocus Festival will be celebrated in Granada. This exciting event has top acts on the national panorama lined up, in addition to the film “The Great Houdini” featuring Tony Curtis, and the presentation of “Alucine”, a tribute to the father of cinematography George Melies which was created by Mago Migue, the founder and organiser of the festival. more ...

The 2010/2011 ski season kicks off in the Sierra Nevada, Granada

The 2010/2011 ski season kicks off in the Sierra Nevada, Granada

As you all know Granada has many attractions, and we’re not only referring to the red monument, the Alhambra, nor the districts with their narrow streets and their Renaissance and Baroque inheritance, but the immense Sierra Nevada. And now that winter has finally come the ski season is kicking off in the only ski resort in the south of Spain preparing for ski and snowboarding sports. In fact, the 27th of November is when they are planning the start of the winter season in the Sierra Nevada, and all the winter activities will be kicking for real with all types of novelties and special promotions with special emphasis on families and students. more ...

XXXI edition of the Granada International Jazz Festival

XXXI edition of the Granada International Jazz Festival

All throughout the month of November, Granada will be celebrating their XXXI International Jazz Festival, a festival that over the past 30 years has become a reference for jazz music on the Spanish and European jazz scene given that it is one of the oldest and most important in Europe, and the only Spanish member of the European jazz festival network, the Europe Jazz Network. more ...

Three things to in Granada this autumn

Three things to in Granada this autumn

Autumn is well and truly here, something inevitable, but it doesn’t mean that everything have to stop, as life continues in all its splendour. For Granada this couldn’t be more true as its cultural agenda is jam-packed full of events for all tastes. Amongst the most exciting events this autumn, we would like to suggest that you consider the following three: more ...

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