Saturday, September 24, 2022

Travel: Granada

From Moors to modern hub:  A look at the illustrious history of La Alpujarra in southern Spain

THE Alpujarra was originally inhabited by Phoenicians and Romans, the latter who introduced the system of acequias to channel water from snow melt into...

Calling adventurers: La Alpujarra in southern Spain is just what you’re looking for

SOUTH of Granada, a whole world of adventure awaits you in the mountains. From 400m to 3,479m - this being the top of mainland Spain’s...

A paradise in La Taha: La Oveja Verde sits in the heart of La Alpujarra Alta in the foothills...

IT sits at the gates of Spain’s famous Sierra Nevada national park. A complex of 12 well-appointed apartments, La Oveja Verde is surrounded by its...

Nowhere to Lorca, everything to me: A personal journey through the Sierra Nevada mountains in Spain’s Granada

FEDERICO Garcia Lorca once described La Alpujarra as ‘the land of nowhere’, and this remained true when I first visited in the early 2000s.  It...

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...

TRAVEL: Nine breathtaking UNESCO sites in Spain you should put on your bucket list

IF your Spanish holiday involves sun, sandy beaches and a bit of booze, there’s still an awful lot you are missing out on. While many...

The best city breaks to enjoy in Spain this Easter 

TAKE advantage of the long weekend. We have everything you need to plan your perfect escape... Sevilla  The capital of Andalucia and the largest city in southern Spain,...

Telemark: Guided ski adventures in the Spain’s Sierra Nevada

While Sierra Nevada ski school Telemark hits its 30th anniversary this year, its roots go back to 1912, writes Jon Clarke

English Ski School: Meet the British couple who swapped the London rat race for high life on the slopes...

THEY could have become a successful London power couple when they met in 2008, but both preferred to swap the rat race for the...

Piste to plate! The best places to dine in Spain’s Sierra Nevada

No uphill battle to find good places to eat in the Sierra Nevada, writes Jon Clarke

Sierra Nevada: Nothing beats a weekend in Spain’s Costa del Ski

IT’S not hard to work out why the Sierra Nevada is often dubbed ‘southern Europe's top skiing resort’. While you’ll be shivering in the Alps...

Granada: The ultimate student guide to the city in southern Spain

IF you were to visit just one city in Spain, Ernest Hemingway wrote, it should be Granada - and there are few student cities...

IN PICS: Snowfall in Sierra Nevada promises great start to ski season in southern Spain

THE slopes of Spain’s Sierra Nevada are covered in a healthy amount of the white stuff promising great conditions for the start of the...

Desert dreaming: The world’s first off-grid ‘capsule hotel’ is located in the Gorafe desert in Spain’s Granada

An avant-garde new tourism project has opened in the heart of the Gorafe desert in the Granada. In a world first, District Hive aims to...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Following in the footsteps of Federico Garcia Lorca through Granada’s Alpujarra

Carlos Pranger takes a step back in time to walk the hills of La Alpujarra with poet Federico Garcia Lorca and composer Manuel de Falla

The ultimate bar crawl and guide to tapas in Granada

WHEN in Rome they say you should do as the Roman's do. And in Granada, I was equally happy to follow suit. Here the...

How an epic bicycle journey across southern Spain revealed some surprising delights

When British traveller Chris Atkin set out to cross southern Spain making a 1,300 km route between Valencia to Gibraltar by bicycle, he didn’t know quite what to expect.

Travel in the time of Covid: What it’s like to be the only hotel guest in one of Spain’s...

DURING a brief period last autumn when travel around Spain was not restricted, Madrid-based American Deirdre Carney made a once in a lifetime trip...

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