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Even though your villa is truly a beautiful setting for your holidays, you may want to visit the main attraction of the area, which is the world-famous Alhambra of Granada. Please make sure to get tickets upfront, since it is very difficult to get in, without preordered tickets, especially for groups of more than 2 – 4 persons. So much for the details, now let’s get started with the fun part. Why you should visit the Alhambra!? Have a look at the pictures and you will know why ;) But don’t forget...

Spanish Vocabulary: Level2/ Survivor at the beach Hi and welcome back to learning Spanish with GrandesVillas holiday rentals, in Andalusia. You are joyning us? Yes? Great. So, last week we have learned the basic vocabulary for going to restaurants, shops and supermarkets. Today we will visit the beach of Salobreña and learn some more words. Let’s get started. ¡Vamos a la playa!   la arena – sand la playa – beach el mar – the sea el aparcamiento - parking lot en el mar - in the...

In the following weeks we will provide you with some very useful phrases and vocabulary for your holiday in Spain.   greetings ¡Buenos días! – Good morning! &Good day! ¡Buenas tardes! – Good afternoon &Good evening! ¡Buenas noches! – Good night! Most locals use the short form „Buenas“ to great each other throughout the day.   in the shop ¿Dónde está …? – Where can I find …? Quiero esto. – I want this. Podría tener esto. May I have this. ¿Cómo,...

"The Balcony of Europe" is one of the main highlights of our region and whole Andalusia. Simply its spectacular outlook makes this place so unique. Watching a sunset or sunrise in this location is an absolute unforgettable experience, which you definitely don’t want to miss! But of course, you can enjoy fantastic views during any time of the day. So please don’t forget to bring your camera!     This place is ideal for strawling around, watching people passing by, and imagine all...

COCINA DE AUTOR-MEDITERRÁNEA La cocina de autor en clave mediterránea y con productos de la tierra, tanto de la costa como del resto de la provincia granadina, se dan cita en la elaboración de sus sabrosos platos como “Ceviche tropical de lubina, sensaciones tropicales, citricos, cebolla morada y cilantro o la Frescura granadina, velo de naranja con guarnición de bacalao, aceituna negra y aceite de oliva virgen. Destacar el Pulpo a la brasa con espuma de patata, mini zanahoria y aire de remolacha...

I am sure you have heard of this dish before, since it is one of the most famous ones the fabulous traditional Spanish cuisine can offer you. Its origin is in Andalusia, where this tasty vegetable soup can be enjoyed in its most authentic form. There is nothing better than a cold refreshing Gazpacho, when the Andalusian sun is burning and temperatures are high. Yes, you’ve hear right, this soup is usually served cold! I may sound strange to you, just as warm beer does to must people’s ears, but...

Does the siesta – an extensive lunch break - still exist in Spain? The short answer is yes, but with exeptions! Almost all local and smaller shops are closing in the afternoon. Normally between 14:00 and 16:00 o’clock, some even until 17:00. However things are changing and all big comercial chains open during these hours. Supermarkets like Alcampo, Mercadona, Carrefour etc. are opened every day from 9:00 – 21:30 (or even longer), with the only exception being Sunday. But no need to worry,because...

The Costa Tropical has a very enjoyable warm climate, one of the best in whole Europe. Nevertheless even here in this beautiful sunshine destination it can rain every once and a while. We want to guarantee you a great holiday experience even on a rainy day. For this matter we have the perfect day trip idea for you:   In the South of Andalusia we can find one of Spain’s most visited natural attractions for visitors from all over the world. This over 5 kilometers long cave system was discovered...

This part of the Andalusian coast is especially spectacular, because it combines mountain with ocean view, thanks to the proximity to the world famous Sierra Nevada mountain range. Within almost just a one hour drive visitors can enjoy hiking, skiing, cycling and relaxing beach holidays. Yes, you've heard right, skiing! In Southern Spain! The close-by Sierra Nevada is a popular snow-rich skiing destination with mountains of over 3000meter high. Mount Mulhacén being the highest with 3478 meters....