Banuelo: The Stamp the Moors Left in Granada

The Moors where the people of an ancient Islamic civilization who were at the core of the modernization of areas such as Granada. The Moors stood as the ruling powers in Spain for a whopping 800 years. During that time, they introduced brand new ideologies to the European inhabitants including new astrological techniques and devices….

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GRANADA’S VIBRANT AND LUSH CUISINE

Granada as with many other Spanish cities boasts a lively and vibrant way of life that offers an appetizing selection of region specific dishes. Granada boasts an interesting range of gastronomy with many of its dishes mainly being Arabo-Andalusian influenced cuisine. The Arabs dominant presence in the south of Spain left its tracks on the…

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PALACE DE CARLOS: THE HOUSE OF TRUE SPANISH ART

The Palace de Carlos V is a true home for Spanish art in Granada. Many Spanish renaissance art pieces sit in the magnificent infrastructure of the Plateresque style building. The name “Palace de Carlos V” literally translates to the Palace of Charles the fifth. Charles V was a Spanish monarch who desired to l be…

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Sierra Nevada Mountain Range

Sierra Nevada is a mountain range in the Andalucía region of Spain, in the province of Granada, and is popular with tourists all year round. Its name translates to “snowy mountain range” in Spanish. The mountain range is popular with tourists because it has high peaks that allow for skiing for several months of the…

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Festivals and Culture in Granada

Festivals are extremely popular in Granada and have been for centuries. If you love festivals, feast days and celebrations then you are bound to find something to suit you in Granada regardless of the time of year you visit this historical place. Like many parts of the world, Christmas and New Year is a time…

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Reasons to visit Granda

Thousand of people flock to the Andalusian city of Granada every year as they are drawn into the beautiful scenery of a city steeped in history; it was after all the last bastion of the Islamic caliphate in Spain. There are dozens of reasons by tourists flock in droves to Granada and this article is…

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Famous Artists From Granada

We have already learned that Granada is a city steeped in rich history and one that has often taken centre stage in conflicts since the eighth century, but did you know Granada is also a city to have spawned many great artists across many fields? Granada’s incomparable location has always attracted painters, poets and writers…

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A Brief Guide to Historical Granada

Granada is the capital city of the province of Granada in Andalusia, Spain and is a city rich with deep history dating back hundreds of years. Granada is only an hour’s drive to the Mediterranean coast despite sitting 738 meters above sea level. The city is also close to the Sierra Nevada Ski Station, it…

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Generalife and the Cathedral

We have previously talked about how Granada is a place of historical importance thanks in part to it being heavily influenced by Spanish-Islamic artists and architecture, including the amazing Alhambra and the Royal Chapel. Now we are turning our attention to two more awe-inspiring landmarks that Granada has to offer. Generalife was the summer palace…

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The Alhambra and Royal Chapel

Granada is often visited by people from all corners of the world thanks to it being an epicentre for Spanish-Islamic art. One of the most famous and most visited locations in all of Spain and is so important to the history of the world that it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in…

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