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The Granada Art Scene

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Granada has a vibrant art scene. Walk through any part of the city and you will come across markets selling art, hidden shops and galleries and art museums and institutions exhibiting art. Perhaps more surprisingly much of Granada’s art also can be found in the streets themselves.

Markets in Granada

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Granada’s warm weather and its hidden squares and ancient terraces all lend themselves to open markets with clusters of stalls selling anything from fresh fruit and vegetables, fish and meat, to artisanal gifts and souvenirs. Take a little time to browse and barter with the locals, or find a nearby café and take in the atmosphere!

Granada Nightlife

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Granada is a beautiful Spanish city offering excellent food, wine and architecture in a stunning landscape. With its rich cultural history, there are lots of things to see and do, but when the sun begins to disappear behind the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the heat of the day subsides, this is when nightlife in Granada really comes into its own.

Squares in Granada

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It is known that Alhambra, Albayzin, Sacromonte, etc are a must in Granada, but what is about the squares of Granada? Squares are a meeting point for local people and visitors. The favorite square for tourists is Plaza Nueva which is the starting point to the Albayzin. This square is full of bars and restaurants for all tastes, musicians and artists. There, you can catch the bus to get to the Albayzin also, or take a taxi to get to the airport, bus station or train station.

Recommendations to enjoy the Alhambra

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Alhambra is the main attraction of Granada and one of the most visited Spanish monuments. The charm of this monument built along six centuries seduces its visitor with the great beauty of its gardens and palaces. There is nothing more exciting than enjoying its rooms’ colors and light as well as the amazing views of the Albaizin, Sacromonte and Granada meadow from the hill of La Sabika where Alhambra is located.

Summer in Granada

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The city of Granada offers different leisure plans during the whole year and also in summer. Flamenco shows, outdoors cinemas, night tours and visits and public swimming pools. So, do not stay at home and enjoy Granada in summer. Here you have our recommendations.

Corpus Christi in Granada

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In June, Granada celebrates the Fest of Corpus Christi. The two major days are Wednesday with the procession of "La Tarasca" and Thursday, with the procession of Corpus Christi. Although Corpus Christi is celebrated in many parts of Spain, in Granada, it joins the annual fair. During a week there are many events in the city: processions, bullfighting, activities for children.

"The Magi" visit Granada

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The Magi are the three wise men coming from the East that visited Jesus, the child, after his birth. We only know about this fact in the Gospel of Matthew. But not all Christian countries celebrate it. Spain is one of these countries, the rest celebrates the Epiphany on January 6th, which commemorates Jesus' manifestation to the Gentiles, represented in the Magi (Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar)

New Year's Eve in Granada

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The Twelve Grapes to the chimes of the Clock at midnight on New Tears Eve has been a Spanish tradition since 1909. In December that year, some vinegrowers from the Alicante area came up with "The 12 Grapes" as an idea to sell huge amounts of grapes from an excellent harvest.

The Day of Andalusia

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The Day of Andalusia is celebrated February 28 and commemorates the February 28, 1980 referendum on the Statute of Autonomy of Andalusia, in which the Andalusian electorate voted for the statute that made Andalusia an autonomous community of Spain. It signifies the importance of values of freedom, justice, equality and political pluralism within a framework of other autonomous communities of Spain

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