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Casa del Aljarife – Experiencing Granada’s authentic Albaicin

Granada city has a truly distinct identity; an ambiance that is like no other in Andalucia. It’s home of course …

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A Spanish land cruise aboard a vintage Royal Train

Last week I was invited to take a train trip to the Royal city of Aranjuez, near Madrid. Yet this …

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Snapshots from the past – Alcala al Real, one of Spain’s great citadels

There in the distance, beyond the blossoming cherry trees, was our first glimpse of the citadel; an ancient walled city; …

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Eat, Sleep, Love; Cordoba

Intriguing, beguiling, seductive; the Andalusian provincial capital of Córdoba offers a fascinating and indulgent short break High walls, with crumbling …

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Snapshots from Cordoba

Córdoba, capital of its province of the same name, is certainly one of Andalucía’s more mysterious provincial capitals. Not served …

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Arabia in Andalucia – the secrets of Cordoba’s Medina Azahara

Buried for almost a millennium, the ancient palatial city of Madīnat az-Zahrā, probably the most stunning mediaeval Islamic city outside …

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Cordoba!

After many years I’m back in Córdoba! This time I managed to make it to Medina Azahara, the former centre …

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‘The Moor’s Last Sigh’ – revisiting the enigmatic Albaicin quarter of Granada

Granada’s Albaicin district is marking 1000 years of history; an enigmatic quarter that continues to be an inspiration to artists, …

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From convents to carmenes – Granada’s ancient Albaicin, Andalucia

So often viewed from the towers and terraces of the extraordinary Alhambra citadel, yet so rarely explored, the Albaicin and the adjacent ‘gitano’ district of Sacromonte still retain some of the essence of romantic Andalucía.

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Osuna – the sleepy renaissance village in Seville Province

The parking attendant greeted us with a warm smile, as we got out of the car. After over 3 hours …

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