Travel Blogs from Loja
Sometimes you get your timing just right. Like today. It's not much of a forecast, so Terry and I decide on the short walk up La Corona from Ventas de Zafarraya - mainly on the grounds that if it starts raining, we won't be too far away from the car.
However, it's reasonable weather when we start from Ventas - a bit of sun around and not too cold. But as we get near the end ...
... by Cafe Quijano. We were a little apprehensive at first--when we walked into the theatre, we were the only concert goers there under 40. But, it was a program excursion and the tickets were paid for long before we came to Granada. Of course, the music was fantastic. Cafe Quijano is a band of three brothers and two instrumentalists, and their songs can best be compared to American soft rock--with a Spanish flair, of course. Their songs were ...
... of cave homes, inhabited by gypsies or Roma people. While in Granada we visited the Museo de Las Cuevas which shows examples of what the caves look like inside and their history.
History is not to be lacking in Granada. The city pulses with memories of times of Arab rule, when the streets of the Albaicyn bustled with merchants and all the teterias were full. When the muezzin called the people to prayer from the ...
... wandering the palace, we made our way out and stopped off quickly in the Charles V palace. After conquering the Alhambra, Charles V built his own palace over the site of a previous palace. I personally don’t know why you’d waste that time and money (financed by a tax on Granada’s Muslim population) to do so when the Nazaries palace was quite sumptuous but I guess it was more to make a statement than anything. This palace was quite simple compared ...
The town has a population of 300, but supports at least a dozen restaurants even out of season. People flock here for the trout for which it is famous throughout the region.This tiny town produces half a million kilos of trout a year from the streams and fish farms and supplies the best caviar in Spain from special sturgeon fish in the farms.
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking