A walk in the Albaicin of Granada

Last time I went to Granada I walked around the Albaicin again. My only purpose was to visit the Arab baths of El Bañuelo, but in the entry ticket (5€) includes the visit to two more monuments in this historical neighborhood. Take into account that on Sundays the visit to the El Bañuelo is free, by the way it is worth the price of the … Continue reading A walk in the Albaicin of Granada

Carmenes, a piece of heaven in Granada

When walking through the intricate streets of the Albaicin of Granada we can see a lot of beautiful tiles in the houses with the name of “Carmen de…”. They are historical houses of this neighborhood whose origin dates back from Al-Andalus period. The polymath, poet, writer, historian, philosopher, physician and politician of the Nasrid Kingdom Ibn al-Khatib wrote in the 14th century about the green paradise in … Continue reading Carmenes, a piece of heaven in Granada

Arcos de la Frontera, the gateway to the White Villages

The White Towns Route (Ruta de los Pueblos Blancos) is becoming famous among visitors and travelers as it is considered one of the best additions to an Andalusian tour. The white villages are a series of towns in the provinces of Cadiz and Malaga, most of them within the Natural Park Sierra de Grazalema. The name of the route is due to the white color … Continue reading Arcos de la Frontera, the gateway to the White Villages

What sherry does Frasier drink?

Frasier (1993-2004) is a sitcom from the US that was popular also here, a spin-off from the famous series Cheers (1982-1993) based on the character Frasier Crane. Both of them were broadcast on some Spanish TV channels almost at the same time as in the US. I am too young to remember Cheers in detail but at least I enjoyed Frasier because my husband is … Continue reading What sherry does Frasier drink?

Wine&History: Garum

Garum wine comes from Bodegas Luis Perez located in Jerez de la Frontera, in the Sherry area. The first time I tried it was in Artefacto Bar in the Alameda promenade of Seville, where they have a high variety of different wines and craft beers and they also serve tapas. This bar caught my attention because they have more than ribera and rioja red wines. Sadly, here … Continue reading Wine&History: Garum

Andalusian Women in History

This post is a collection of a series of posts that I prepared for my facebook page on the occasion of the 8th of March, the International Working Women’s Day. My purpose was just to bring the history of, mainly, anonymous women who are rarely remembered because they were women and normally from low social classes. Puellae Gaditanae in Roman period “Do you expect Cadiz … Continue reading Andalusian Women in History

Wine&Culture: Candela

A cream wine is normally the mix of pedro ximenez and oloroso wines. I always said this mixes are a blaspheme, but recently I started to adore them. Canasta and Solera 1847 are some of the most famous creams wines, readily available the bars. But the last time I was in Los Claveles, a bar in Seville that can be considered my second home,  the waiter … Continue reading Wine&Culture: Candela