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What are the Capitulations of Santa Fe? Local Granada Fiesta in April – Spain Travel Article

What are the Capitulations of Santa Fe? Local Granada Fiesta in April The Capitulations of Santa Fé changed the history of Europe and the World. This town is to the west of Granada. Santa Fé was where the Capitulations were signed in 1492.  Yet is also well known for its Pionono cakes. Everyone associates the name of Santa Fé with this typical Granada treat. Piononos de Santa Fé Pionono´s are cakes made by Ceferino Isla in Santa Fé in 1897.…

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Expat Life in Spain – My Survival Guide & Everyday Tips to live abroad – Spain Travel Article

Expat Life in Spain – My Survival Guide & Everyday Tips to live abroad Expat life in Spain can be an adventure and a new start. After the intial settling in period, the novelty of life abroad may wane. When the daily routine sets in, things may seen more challenging.From Spain Visa & Residency challenges to learning to speak the local language. Here are some of my tips after living abroad for 20 yearsHopefully some of them make you feel at home…

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Do Semana Santa like a local – Spain Travel Article

Do Semana Santa like a local The Semana Santa of Granada was declared an International interest in 2009. Easter has a special significance in Andalusia and there are many traditions surrounding Holy week. The traditional Semana Santa processions attract huge crowds particularly in Seville, Malaga and Granada.During Easter it´s impossible to ignore the fervor with which the different groups prepare for this week every year. Many train and prepare for the processions for months. Straight after Christmas has g, the…

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Granada Christmas Guide – 10 Ways to Enjoy Spanish Navidad ⋆ Piccavey – Spain Travel Article

Granada Christmas Guide – 10 Ways to Enjoy Spanish Navidad ⋆ Piccavey Granada Christmas festivities begin around the 1st of December and end on the 6th of January. According to Spanish tradition, the big celebration is actually Epiphany with the three kings bringing gifts on January the 6th.So the Spanish Navidad has plenty to offer with a whole month of activities.Timeless traditions, delicious food and lots of light and colour.In this guide I include things to do, local traditions, what…

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