Winter in the Lecrin Valley: crisp blue sky days and warm sunshine

If you’re looking for some warm winter sun and crisp blue sky days, but prefer incredible scenery to sun-baking and love walking and a bit of skiing, then this is a great time of year to visit the Lecrin Valley. It’s also a great time to visit the Alhambra and the rest of Granada without all the busloads of… Read More Winter in the Lecrin Valley: crisp blue sky days and warm sunshine

All hail the Pomegranate, official symbol of Granada

Everywhere you go in Granada you see pomegranate imagery: in drawings and paintings; on signs, pottery; as statues, fountains and imbedded into pavements and roads. The pomegranate or Punica granatum, is “granada” in Spanish and the official motif or “heraldic symbol” of the city. “Granada” also means grenade or hand grenade. I guess they do look… Read More All hail the Pomegranate, official symbol of Granada