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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 - NO STORY., Granada, Spain travel blog

Granada - NO STORY.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Alahumbra, Granada, Spain travel blog

Alahumbra

A travel blog entry by ademrocktheeu

... quick but our "I think I can" engine left us stranded in Lizares Baeza foe nearly 2 hours. More carrages joined in the fun and eventually the Spanish rail system found an engine to get us all to Barthelona. Arrived at Petite Hotel, very excited to be off ...

Over the Sierra Almijara, Granada, Spain travel blog

Over the Sierra Almijara

A travel blog entry by jannettek

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... it will be a bit further.   The Sierra Almijara were to be crossed today, but as we got closer to Granada the higher and still snow capped Sierra Nevada were looming. As we drove into the mountains we could that it wasa vegetable growing are, ...

I <3 Granada, Granada, Spain travel blog

I <3 Granada

A travel blog entry by tinyisgreat

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... book in the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan (that wil take him awhile!).  We got lucky and have found an English bookstore here in Granada.  Iḿ stil workin on Lord of the Rings... Iḿ almost finished with the first book.  ...

Granada, Granada, Spain travel blog

Granada

A travel blog entry by jackieinspain

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This weekend was our trip to Granada, and it sounds like the general consensus is "Man, why didn't I study in Granada?"  It's amazing and beautiful and exciting, whereas Alicante is just kind of dirty and not that great (that's what people who've ...

Lanjaron - Granada, Granada, Spain travel blog

Lanjaron - Granada

A travel blog entry by kimandmads

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Granada, Granada, Spain travel blog

Granada

A travel blog entry by msilver_21

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Hello Everyone!     So I have officially met up with Katie Heisel and we are in Granada, Spain. We took the over night train from Barcelona and paid the extra money to have a bed. Even though we were not in the same cabin, it was worth ...

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