Travel Blogs from Granada, Spain and Canary Islands

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Ahhh, Granada!, Granada, Spain travel blog

Ahhh, Granada!

A travel blog entry by abalzer

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Granada, Spain, Monday, June 18, 2012 Today we spent most of the day in Granada and it was wonderful.  First of all a little history.  Granada was a special place to King Fernanda and Queen Isabel because Granada was the last stronghold of the ...

Last Stop in Mainland Europe, Granada, Spain travel blog

Last Stop in Mainland Europe

A travel blog entry by philthy

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... this unmarked path, turn right at the cactus, turn right at the next cactus, we're on the right of the cactus" directions. Granada is huge but despite that the sunset over the Sierra Nevadas is still beautiful. By far the highlight of the city is the ...

Tales of the Alhambra, Granada, Spain travel blog

Tales of the Alhambra

A travel blog entry by flyin_bayman

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... author of 'Sleepy Hallow'), while ambassador to Spain, wrote a book entitled 'Tales of the Alhambra' that described his journey to Granada and visit to a great Moorish palace called The Alhambra.  We would also on our journey to Granada have a few ...

on the road again..., Granada, Spain travel blog

on the road again...

A travel blog entry by rachel_jodie

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... road that runs along the Mediterranean Coast... some things you gotta learn the hard way!), spent a night in Alicante, and then continued on to Granada, through the Andalusian region and the Sierra Nevada mountains. The drives have been gorgeous, and the ...

Tales from the Alhambra, Granada, Spain travel blog

Tales from the Alhambra

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... impressive gardens since arriving in Western Europe, but these are definitely top three along with Versailles' and Villandry's. The Nasrid dynasty that ruled Granada apparently tried  to emulate "paradise on earth" in everything they ...

Granada, Granada, Spain travel blog

Granada

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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... a couple of samples and a little window shopping, we moved on as we wanted to try and make arrangements to visit what most people come to Granada for, the famous Alhambra Palace.  The Alhambra was originally constructed for defensive purposes, but ...

Granada - is that in Canada?, Granada, Spain travel blog

Granada - is that in Canada?

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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A weekend of madness and ...

Granada, Alhambra and back to Madrid, Granada, Spain travel blog

Granada, Alhambra and back to Madrid

A travel blog entry by vivmorley

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Before we left for Granada this morning, we climbed the hills behind the Costa del Sol to visit a little town called Mijas. What a little cutie. But of course it's also set up for the tourist so like the typical tourist I fell for the urge to visit every ...

Re-visited, La Herradura, Spain travel blog

Re-visited

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... years later seems all very rewarding. My original visit was with a view to assisting them find some suitable retirement options and getting a proper feel for the place. And yet now, having left the Sierra Nevada this morning for the south ...

Granada, Granada, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

Granada

A travel blog entry by piholland

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Moorish, Granada, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

Moorish

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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A couple of days taking in the gorgeous town of Granada and sampling far too many plates of free ...

'Travelpodians' - Parts IV and V, Granada, Spain travel blog

'Travelpodians' - Parts IV and V

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... off the bus in a side street. After getting them checked in and devoid of luggage we hit the town. Granada is very different to other parts of Spain in that it has different tapas 'ethics'. Here you don't necessarily order it (or outrightly pay for it ...

Granada - last holdout of the reconquista, Granada, Spain travel blog

Granada - last holdout of the reconquista

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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(S) The rain in Spain does not fall mainly in the plain. It also hits the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas in Granada. But even the rain and getting to the Alhambra at 7:30 am to wait in line for the doors to open at 8:30 couldn't dampen this ...

Granada - NO STORY., Granada, Spain travel blog

Granada - NO STORY.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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free tapas, Granada, Spain travel blog

free tapas

A travel blog entry by yah27

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There are many reasons to like Granada , Spain , but free tapas tops the list. When you order a drink at the bar, you can expect to get mini-sandwiches, french fries, olives, chips, etc. Wouldn't that be nice to have back home? Another aspect i'd like to ...

granada, the alhambra and alicante, Granada and Alicante, Spain travel blog

granada, the alhambra and alicante

A travel blog entry by mhaebich

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granada - felt similar to seville and almost as touristy; also lots of americans studying spanish - running out of time...only two nights. - camped near the bus station, little bit out of the action, but good to crack out the tent. - the ...

Meeting the Moors, Granada, Spain travel blog

Meeting the Moors

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... !!! But then again, I am an attractive man !!! Eventually, I convinced him to get Skype. He told me of his plans to fly to Spain, and as he is a Mummy's boy (aren't we all), he was off to visit his oldies. A plan was formulated, cheap flights to Grananda ...

Exploring Spain, Granada, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

Exploring Spain

A travel blog entry by kevandsian

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... as the Mezquita in Cordoba. More stray cats threatening to find their way into our luggage... It is Sunday today, and so everything is closed in Spain, lucky to find this internet cafe, we will have a lazy day wandering around, waiting for our lift to ...

The Alhambra - Granada, Granada, Spain travel blog

The Alhambra - Granada

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... in Granada. From Granada we caught a local bus to Algeciras ready for our ferry ride to Morocco and our next big adventure. Footnote: Alhambra, Granada, Spain was an official Finalist in the New Seven Wonders Of The World listing. It is ...

Hot town summer in the city, Granada, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

Hot town summer in the city

A travel blog entry by tavini

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... if their other kings weren´t quite catholic!). Among their achievements, aside from the conquest of Granada (and hence the finishing of the reconquest of Spain from the Moorish domination), one can also include the sponsorship of the voyages of Columbus ...

Granada and the Alhambra, Granada, Spain travel blog

Granada and the Alhambra

A travel blog entry by canaussie

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... drinkers and flamenco guitar players, you arrive on a courtyard called the Mirador de San Nicolas overlooking the white-washed city of Granada, and in front of you on the opposite hill is the Alhambra.  It is difficult to describe this sight, except ...

Back on my feet, Granada, Spain travel blog

Back on my feet

A travel blog entry by jag

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... at last! After having been trapped in Malaga for 10 days extremely sick it was nice to be back on my feet and able to travel further. Granada was an exciting mix of green hills, imposing Rocky Mountains, stylish cafes, large plazas and the lush green ...

Mas y mas, Granada, Spain travel blog

Mas y mas

A travel blog entry by kwirky250

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... of the city and drank some tea while talking. Nothing too special. Although i did have to concentrate really hard to speak s-l-o-w-l-y and c-l-e-a-r-l-y so that she could understand. But i guess that´s what all the spaniards have to do with us. I´m glad ...

Land of the Alhambra, Granada, Spain travel blog

Land of the Alhambra

A travel blog entry by mdaa

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... ! I guess it was a Saturday, after all. We went into the big Cathedral here- the biggest Renaissance cathedral in all of Spain and the second largest cathedral (in general) in all of Spain. It was so different than most cathedrals because instead of ...

Cordoba-Granada bus ride and arrival, Granada, Spain travel blog

Cordoba-Granada bus ride and arrival

A travel blog entry by danialw

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... to be much more happening than Cordoba and the demographics seem to be a bit younger as well. Granada has some of the gems of Islamic architecture in Spain as well as some Reconquista and Renaissance era architecture. The sight I am most excited to see ...

The Very Old and the Very New, Granada, Spain travel blog

The Very Old and the Very New

A travel blog entry by heatherandmike

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... /bars.  As we had Alhambra entry tickets 2 o'clock,  we spent the morning exploring other sights in Granada  like the Cathedral and the myriad of small, twisting alleys in the old Muslim quarter The Albayzin. The Alhambra- the main ...

Day 71-74 - Football, Tapas and Sun, Granada, Spain travel blog

Day 71-74 - Football, Tapas and Sun

A travel blog entry by abs08

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... Spanish history) and Ferdinand II. We then learn about the Alhambra treaty that gave the Jewish population of Granada three choices – to leave Spain and leave their gold behind, convert and continue to live in Spain or die. Surprisingly, many chose ...

I joined the gym., Granada, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

I joined the gym.

A travel blog entry by katieot73

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... ;I went for the first time yesterday and it's really really nice.  They have locker rooms with showers, saunas, hair dryers, and a bunch of lockers where you can keep your stuff.  The equipment is also really nice and apparently they have a spa. ...

Alhambra, Granada, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

Alhambra

A travel blog entry by lindasniderhurt

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... in the 13th Century by the Moors, then taken over by the Catholics in 1492. It is a huge Palace with beautiful gardens and tiles. I also learned it was here that Christopher Columbus asked Queen Isabella for money to travel to the New World. I actually ...

On se prépare à arrêter de glander à la piscine, Pampaneira, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

On se prépare à arrêter de glander à la piscine

A travel blog entry by vilmouss

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Ce premier lundi c'est surtout consacré à  buller et aller faire des courses pour ne pas mourir de faim pendant notre séjour. C'est vrai que les andalous sont réputés pour être très chiches et servir des portions trèss congrues dans les ...

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