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Corpus Christi in Granada

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In June, Granada celebrates the Fest of Corpus Christi. The two major days are Wednesday with the procession of "La Tarasca" and Thursday, with the procession of Corpus Christi. Although Corpus Christi is celebrated in many parts of Spain, in Granada, it joins the annual fair. During a week there are many events in the city: processions, bullfighting, activities for children.

Top 10 Tapas Bars in Granada

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Granada is without a doubt, a city that has amazing architecture, a rich history and fabulous food which perfectly blends the Arab-Andalusian cuisine. Throughout the city, there is a wide variety of restaurants and bars that are capable of satisfying even the most demanding customers, all at reasonable prices. The flavourings used are a clear sign of the Arab influences in Granada, making the cuisine unique and interesting. Here are a few restaurants which will allow tourists and locals alike to have a taste of Granada’s rich cuisine and traditions.

Granada Local Buses

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Granada City Council has reduced the local buses in the center of the city since 1st July in order to protect the historic area. From now on, there will be only one bus in the city center called LAC.

Cakes in Easter

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Easter is certainly one of our most popular customs outside our borders, but this tradition goes far beyond religious beliefs. Easter means that Spanish kitchens are filled with homemade sweets such as “torrijas”. There are many recipes and different ways to make them: with wine and honey or milk and this one is what we want to show today

"The Magi" visit Granada

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The Magi are the three wise men coming from the East that visited Jesus, the child, after his birth. We only know about this fact in the Gospel of Matthew. But not all Christian countries celebrate it. Spain is one of these countries, the rest celebrates the Epiphany on January 6th, which commemorates Jesus' manifestation to the Gentiles, represented in the Magi (Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar)

New Year's Eve in Granada

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The Twelve Grapes to the chimes of the Clock at midnight on New Tears Eve has been a Spanish tradition since 1909. In December that year, some vinegrowers from the Alicante area came up with "The 12 Grapes" as an idea to sell huge amounts of grapes from an excellent harvest.

Traditional Products in Granada II: Taracea

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Taracea is the Islamic art of inlaying different wood combinations (ebony, walnut, mahogany) with bones, ivory or nacre. These materials form geometric patterns. The influence of Al-Andalus culture in Granada made Taracea the most important art in the city. Taracea is used in many objects like chess games, doors, table-tops, jewellery boxes, etc. but the place where you can mostly enjoy Taracea is in the Hall of Ambassadors in the Alhambra.

Traditional Products in Granada I: Fajalauza Pottery

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Granada has been inhabited by humans for 2500 year that is why it is rich in culture and history. In the next few weeks we will posted information about the particular gastronomy and traditional products such as pottery or taracea. This week we will talk about the Granadine traditional pottery as well known as Fajalauza ceramics.

Isabel's dream. A nice story for one of our nicest rooms

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El Sueño de Isabel (Isabel`s dream) is one of the nicest passages of Atlantis where Queen Isabella has a vision in which a bird picks her ring from her hand and throws it to the sea where an island emerges from. This island symbolizes the American continent.

Gazpacho recipe

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There is nothing like a gazpacho to beat the heat! So we will show you how to prepare the best Gazpacho at Andalusian style of course!

Rebujito: The official drink in Corpus Fair in Granada

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Rebujito is an Andalusian specialty mainly consumed at fairs and and other festive occasions, becoming more and more popular throughout Spain Now, we celebrate the Corpus Fair in Granada and it's very hot dureing the day, so Rebujito is a very good choice to stand the heat .

Standard room "La Jitana Prendida por el Sol"

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"Mahoma, Boabdil, Falla, Federico, ¿y la jitanilla? ¿Dónde está la jitanilla sola? La rosa de los ecos de los vientos de poniente oyendo lo que no he dicho de voz, dice con ecos de matices, silbidos y penumbras ya: "Se habrá perdido en el sol, dido en el sol, ido en el sol, en el sol, sol".

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