Andalusia

The cobbled streets of Granada: mosaic of pebbles

The cobbled streets of Granada: mosaic of pebbles

If you visit Granada you will certainly walk on the typical cobbled streets with different mosaic of pebbles, above all in the neighbourhood of the Albayzin, but you can find them as well in the Alhambra, and in other parts of the historical centre of Granada. Most of the mosaic designs on the streets represent only geometric or vegetable forms. Do you know why? A bit of history The first culture to use stone pavements was the Aegean culture (Neolithic Period…
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Why should you come to Andalusia?

Why should you come to Andalusia?

  Bridge between East and West Andalusia’s position between Europe and Africa, a bridge between East and West, has made it home to a rich and varied mix of cultures. Our region always managed to conquer the hearts of those who conquered her, and they stayed. History is our collective memory and our identity. Averroes, Maimónides, Ibn al Jatib, Falla, García Lorca, Picasso, Machado...the people of Andalusia have a history of openness and forward thinking, keen to embrace the world.…
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The rain in Spain falls mainly…

The rain in Spain falls mainly…

"The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain" is a song from the musical My Fair Lady. It is a one-liner to practice the correct way to pronounce the diphthong “ai" and has nothing to do with the reality of rainfall in Spain... Do you know where we have the highest and the lowest rainfall in Spain? Exactly, in Andalusia! Andalusia includes the area with the highest rainfall of Spain in the Grazalema Nature Park in the province of…
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Mozarab Way to Santiago de Compostela (St James)

Mozarab Way to Santiago de Compostela (St James)

Pilgrims traditionally started their journey to Santiago de Compostela from their own home, so different Caminos (Ways) emerged over the years. Probably one of the most ancient Pilgrim’s Ways in Spain is this one: The Mozarab Way. Christians who were living in the Muslim territory of Al-Andalus were called Mozarabs. Some of them risked their lives to travel to Santiago, on the immense distance that separated the South to the remains of the Apostle. They not only had to cross…
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From Granada to Cordova on a bike on the Camino de Santiago

From Granada to Cordova on a bike on the Camino de Santiago

This tour gives you the opportunity to connect the cities of Granada and Córdoba with their world cultural heritages: the marvelous palace of the “Alhambra” in Granada and the astounding Great Mosque-Cathedral in the “Mezquita” in Córdoba. Betake a journey through time and across unique landscapes and natural reserves that feature along the way. Ride through landscapes with tranquil hills of olive groves, holm-oak woods, vegetable gardens and vineyards, rushing streams, imposing watchtowers, proud castles, impeccable farmhouses and humble farmsteads, all giving the backdrop to an unforgettable…
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