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

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

Sierra Norte Natural Park (Seville)

Sierra Norte Natural Park is part of Sierra Morena Biosphere Reserve, where the well-known Galician band of castles was built. The landscape of oaks in Sierra Morena is called dehesa, and it has very high social importance in the Iberian peninsula. In this area I have visited Constantina, Alanís, Cazalla and San Nicolas. Continue reading Sierra Norte Natural Park (Seville)

Rural vacations in Fuente La Teja

Last summer I visited Granada again. This time I stayed at the rural house Fuente la Teja in the Natural Park of Sierra Nevada, just 25 minutes from the city of Granada. This house is located in the middle of the mountains where silence is the main character and that is what I was looking for. It was delicious to spend some afternoons having a relaxing … Continue reading Rural vacations in Fuente La Teja