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The City of Granada in Andalucia, Spain is home to the Alhambra palace and Generalife. Also know for the quaint Albaicin quarter, these two sights are UNESCO World Heritage. The city is also well known for good quality food due to its geographical location. The Costa Tropical and the Sierra Nevada Mountains flank Granada on either side. Meaning that the location has tropical fruits such as mangoes, chirimoyas, and avocadoes, there are alos local wine producers, olive oil groves and fresh fish from Motril port.

City of Granada – Local Food

This fabulous blend of local produce and tradition in the cuisine makes any meal or snack a real treat. Granada has other monuments worth visting such as the Sacromonte Abbey, The Cartuja Monastery, the Royal Chapel and Cathedral. Corral del Carbon and the beautiful street Carrera del Darro with its 11th Century Hammam.

Granada has a colourful history as the last city of Al-Andalus in 1492 which is worth reading up on before you visit.

Emergency Granada Spain – Safety visiting the Alhambra palace and city

In case of an Emergency Granada Spain here are a few handy tips and general advice. When visitors plan their trip to Granada they often ask me about safety in the city. Granada is not a huge city. It has a population of 232,246 (2023) and …

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Get Alhambra tickets : Visit the Palace + Granada Insider tips

Alhambra tickets can be tricky to purchase, particularly at peak times of the year. For example in 2023 2,600,000 people visited the Alhambra Palace.  So Booking ahead for your visit is imperative. Reserving as soon as you can you will guarantee that you get a ticket …

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Do Semana Santa like a local – Easter week in Granada

Granada’s Semana Santa gained International interest status in 2009. Easter has a special significance in Andalusia and there are many traditions surrounding Holy week. The traditional Semana Santa processions attract huge crowds particularly in Seville, Malaga and Granada. During Easter it´s impossible to ignore the fervor …

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Sierra Nevada Spain – Skiing + Snowboarding in Andalucia

When you think of Granada you may not immediately think about Skiing or Snowboarding. In Sierra Nevada Spain, the highest point on the Iberian Peninsula, the ski resort is a great option to enjoy winter sports, close to the city of Granada. Sierra Nevada Ski Resort …

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