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San Marcos, Los Tablones

A moderate walk across the Rio Guadelfeo lies the village of Los Tablones and this coming weekend sees the fiesta of San Marcos. Unlike a traditional street party in the UK – 1977’s Royal Jubilee celebrations only lasted half a day for most people – Spain’s fiestas last days. Kicking off at 8pm tomorrow (Friday), … Continue reading

Sunday market in Almuñecar

Órgiva has its own rastro but there are many others dotted around the province. If you head to Almuñecar on the Costa Tropical on a Sunday, you’ll be greeted with a football pitch-sized market heaving with people seemingly not buying anything. But they do, otherwise these markets – there’s another one further down the coast … Continue reading

‘When the Moors ruled Europe’ documentary

Following our previous post about our trip to the Alhambra, here’s a very good documentary entitled ‘When the Moors ruled Europe‘ – presented by the historian and broadcaster, Bettany Hughes. We think it’s one of the better documentaries and films out there (and there are hundreds). It’s not just about Granada but takes a broader look … Continue reading

The Long Good Friday in the Alhambra

Like all good tourists, we decided to take the plunge and go on a three hour tour. Our guide wore jeans in the heat, spoke to the group via microphone – which picked up everything including what his wife was cooking him for supper – and led us around the breathtaking Alhambra Palace in Granada. So much … Continue reading