Sunday, February 5, 2023

Granada

A Christmas tale of La Alpujarra in Spain’s Andalucia

IF you fantasise about picture-perfect Christmas card scenes, with snow-laded pine trees, mountain vistas, and real wood-burning chimneys, the Alpujarra fits the bill. With...

A little slice of Chile that was really Chilly!: Spain’s Sierra Nevada stands in for the Andes

WHEN Spanish director JA Bayona needed some snowy high mountain scenery for his new movie, he knew where to look. The Jurassic World film-maker headed...

Ski’s not the limit : Add an extra dimension to your winter sports experience with these other (great value and...

NO trip to the Sierra Nevada is complete without paying homage to Granada’s most iconic landmark, the stunning Alhambra Palace. This magical 13th century Arabic...

Two women freeze to death at Sierra Nevada ski resort in Spain’s Andalucia

THE bodies of two women in their mid-fifties were found on Monday afternoon in a Sierra Nevada ski resort with no apparent sign of...

Spain’s Sierra Nevada receives heaviest snowfall of the autumn and prepares to open more ski areas

THE Spanish ski resort has registered the biggest snowfall so far of the season. Sierra Nevada kicked off the winter season with good snow conditions on five slopes...

Snow billowing down across Sierra Nevada as cold snap brings storms, rain

Snow is billowing down in Spain's Sierra Nevada as a cold front sweeps across the country. The Monachil fire station shared footage online of...

Spain’s Sierra Nevada closes first weekend of winter season with more than 2,800 users

THE Sierra Nevada winter resort has closed the first weekend of the 2022/23 winter season with 2,830 users, of which 1,750 were skiers/snowboarders. An additional...

CARVING a name for itself – how Trevelez, one of Spain’s highest villages, has built a tourist trade around...

THE perfect destination for meat eaters, hikers, and day trippers alike, Trevélez is a high point of La Alpujarra and one of Spain’s highest...

Supreme Court rules that man who squatted for nearly 10 years in a Granada property must be removed

SPAIN’S Supreme Court has finally ruled on a squatter in Granada province who has been illegally occupying a property by a reservoir for nearly...

Sierra Nevada kicks-off the winter ski season this Saturday for what could be the best season in the history...

THE ski and mountain resort of Sierra Nevada starts its winter 2022/23 ski season this coming Saturday, December 3. Sierra Nevada is looking forward to...

Freya’s Fashion Advice: Foxy faux fur is a huge hit in Spain this winter

Nothing says winter glam like fur (keep it faux… we’re animal lovers)! Sadly, many women hesitate to buy fur, as they’re unsure how to...

On top of the world: Granada’s Sierra Nevada is the perfect active tourism destination in Spain

JUST south of Granada, Mulhacen is the Iberian Peninsula’s highest peak. Part of the Sierra Nevada range, nestling between the Vega de Granada, Lecrin...

Extinct species of large rodent newly discovered in Spain’s Granada

RESEARCHERS from the Institute of Human Palaeoecology and Social Evolution of Tarragona and the University of Granada have just announced the discovery of a...

Granada Number One: Three Andalucian cities in Spain in top ten cheapest getaway destinations in Europe

For those who are struggling to figure out how they can still squeeze in that dash to New York or Bali to hard-pressed budgets,...

Switchbacks in Southern Spain provides the perfect mountain biking holiday

WITH its diverse environment, the Sierra Nevada is the perfect destination for cycle tourism. Formed of ancient glacial valleys and terraces, it has a...

One of the coldest villages in Spain is in Andalucia

FROM the icy waters of the Cíes Islands, an archipelago off the coast of Pontevedra in Galicia, to the so-called ‘cold triangle’ in Teruel,...

Hola Properties launches for Spain’s Granada and Costa Tropical regions

A SUCCESSFUL estate agency, based in La Alpujarra, is expanding its business to a wider target area, extending from Granada to the Costa Tropical....

Time of Chestnuts: the ‘Castañada’ fiesta celebrates the dead in La Alpujarra region of Spain’s Granada

WITH the clocks turned back and the nights drawing in, La Alpujarra has its own autumn traditions. From roasting chestnuts to picking fennel and...

Vicious dog attack in Spain’s Granada leaves Woman in ICU

A BRUTAL dog attack has left a Granada woman in critical condition. A heroic mother has been critically injured in a devastating dog attack whilst...

Businesses across Spain get ripped-off by Barcelona-based cybercriminals

A Barcelona-based cybercriminal gang defrauded 11 companies across Spain by intercepting business email invoices and pocketing the money. They also scammed seven individuals on 'buy...

Spain’s Sierra Nevada exceeds its all-time record of advance ski pass sales

SIERRA NEVADA'S Ski, Snowboard and Mountain Resort, nestled on the north facing slopes of Spain's third highest mountain, has surpassed this week its all-time...

Fired Up: Medieval pottery workshop supplying Zara under threat of collapse in Spain’s Granada 

ZARA isn’t the first place you’d think of for pottery handcrafted in an old tradition dating back to Al-Andalus. However, a  collection of 2,200...

Blast Off: a musical melting pot in the Lecrin Valley of Spain’s Granada

FOR creative types, the annual “cosmic arts lab” private party in Space Mountain studios at Albunuelas, Lecrin, is a rare opportunity for local people...

Freya’s Fashion Tips: The Big Print

WITH so many exciting trends emerging this season, from grunge to glam, I’m particularly excited about the return of one of my personal faves...

Travel Spain: These are the villages you should visit in the Alpujarra south of Granada

LYING on the south face of the Sierra Nevada, and spanning the provinces of Granada and Almeria, Las Alpujarras or La Alpujarra, is a...

Spain’s Sierra Nevada considered major natural research laboratory for global change

SIERRA Nevada is currently one of the major centres of biodiversity in Spain, considered a natural laboratory in the service of science. Traditionally known for...

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