Granada is a beautiful city in Andalusia, southern Spain. Famed for its Moorish palace the Alambra, it is home to one of Spain's oldest universities and is the birthplace of Federico Garcia Lorca, who was also tragically murdered near his home town by Nationalist forces at the outset of the Spanish Civil War in 1936.
Granada offers visitors a genuinely welcoming experience. For each drink ordered in a bar, you are provided with a small tapas dish, usually a speciality created by the owners. This can range from fresh grilled prawns, to little toasts with some chorizo. Best of all, you still only pay for the drinks, unless hunger gets the better of you, and you "supersize" your order and make it a "racion". My advice-avoid long protracted sit down meals, and instead so what the Granadinos do and eat on the move!
Imagining southern Spain, somehow I constructed a picture in my mind that was devoid of elevation. So when the train pulled into Granada – which is surrounded by mountains – I was both surprised and pleased, since mountain hiking is one of my… Read more...
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