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Dear guest, in this post I will explain some typical Spanish Christmas traditions.The villancicos (Christmas songs)It is a musical genre that refers to Christmas and is sung during these dates. The lyrics are accompanied by the sound of the tambourine and the zambomba, typical instruments used for this type of song.Making pestiñosA tradition of Christmas is to make pestiños. They are typical sweets of this date, made with flour, orange, different spices, which are fried and go through syrup. They...

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Querido huésped, en este post vamos a hablar un poco de historia. Hablaremos sobre los monarcas que hicieron posible la conquista de Granada, los Reyes Católicos, cuya unión al conformar las dos coronas más importantes de la Península Ibérica (Castilla y Aragón) de aquel momento, dio forma a la primera potencia transoceánica de la historia moderna. Hay que tener en cuenta que a finales del siglo XV, España no era un país como tal, sino una sucesión de reinos. Por lo que hay que darle una...

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Dear guest, the Costa Tropical of Granada is one of the least crowded places on the southern coast of Spain even in high season, despite having all the ingredients to become the next fashionable destination. Good weather all year round, wide cultural offer, kilometers and kilometers of beach, location less than an hour away from major points of interest (the Alhambra, Sierra Nevada, Malaga ...) and delicious cuisine, the result of the mix Arab past and western present. A clear example of this...

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Dear guest, the geographical location of the Alpujarra, between the sea and Sierra Nevada, has created a very suitable climate for the production of different wines, for this reason the Bodega Señorío de Nevada stands out for the production of internationally known varieties such as: Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Suavignon and the local variety Tempranillo.The Bodega Señorío de Nevada, located in Villamena, offers visits and tastings, from which the visitor can learn how their wines are made and...

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Querido huésped, para la mayoría de ustedes será una sorpresa descubrir no sólo que en Granada se elabora ron en la actualidad, sino que es una industria que puede presumir de 200 años de antigüedad. El ron granadino es testigo vivo de la importancia que el cultivo de la caña de azúcar tuvo en esta zona desde los tiempos de Al-Ándalus.El azúcar andaluz fue una gran fuente de riqueza. Especialmente a partir del siglo XVIII, cuando se modernizó su producción industrial y subieron también...

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Dear guest, the mango is an exquisite tropical fruit that is produced at the highest level on the Costa Tropical of Granada. They know a lot about this at "Mangos del Cielo", a family business from Motril that has been producing excellent quality mangoes for 25 years and which were pioneers in marketing their products through online shopping.Nowadays they also produce tropical fruits such as cherimoya, avocados ...Located in the heart of the Costa Tropical is the Finca el Portichuelo. This is how...

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The Junta de Andalucía has shown its support for the project to build a new marina in the municipality of Almuñécar (Granada), which would have an investment of just over 31 million euros. The project, promoted in the last year by the Almuñécar City Council, would be carried out in the Fuente Piedra area between Las Góndolas and the Aquatropic, it would have 450 moorings, for boats from 10 to 40 meters in length. Another outstanding detail is that it will have more than 2,000 m2 of deck,...

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Querido huésped, cada comunidad autónoma tiene sus propias tradiciones, muchas de ellas centenarias y con recetas que han pasado de generación en generación. Éstas son algunas de ellas, así como los mejores restaurantes donde saborear los platos más exquisitos para estas Navidades.Sopa de picadillo (Andalucía)Nada mejor para empezar una comida o cena navideña que un entrante ligero y bien caliente. La sopa de picadillo es uno de los platos más típicos de Andalucía durante estas fechas,...

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Dear guest, during this unusual year, businesses have decided to advance the promotions to try to have some extra income to float their businesses. Usually in Spain the sales start after January 6th (Three Kings Day), but this year after Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday ended, the sales and promotions continue.Big companies are not immune to these sales, so El Corte Inglés has launched a series of bargains in electronics that will be available for a limited time, specifically the offers will last...

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Querido huésped, desde que fuera la residencia de los reyes nazaríes en el S.XI, la Alhambra de Granada ha ido encandilando a visitantes de todas las épocas, siendo declarada Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad por la UNESCO en 1984. Romances, traiciones, pasiones e intrigas se vivieron entre sus muros relatando la historia del esplendor y caída de un reino. A continuación le dejo las leyendas más famosas sobre la Alhambra de Granada. Leyenda de El Reloj de SolSobre el conjunto palaciego...

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The Lotería de Navidad is one of the most popular and anticipated draws in Spain. The event takes place a few days before Christmas and has more than 200 years of tradition. The first draw was held on December 18, 1812, during the time of the Cortes of Cádiz. The Minister of the Chamber of the Indies, Ciriaco González Carvajal, created it as a strategy to increase the income of the public treasury, given the poor economic situation in Spain.The Lotería de Navidad continued to grow with the expulsion...

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Dear guest, the twelve grapes or grapes of luck is the tradition of eating twelve grapes, one for each stroke, at 12 pm from December 31 (New Year's Eve) to January 1, because it supposedly brings good luck for the new year.There are several theories about the beginning of the tradition of eating twelve grapes on New Year's Eve in Spain, but two are the most powerful: the first theory says that the tradition of eating the 12 grapes at midnight on New Year's Eve was originated in 1909, due to an excess...