Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

The Best of Granada

By Frank Thomas Subscribe to RSS | December 5th 2011 | Views:

Granada has much to offer besides the history, natural landscapes and monuments. There are other aspects of Granada which can only be appreciated through a longer stay which can be experienced through the lifestyle of the locals.

Local Festivals

There are many types of fiestas or festivals celebrated in Granada where folklore and tradition intertwine snugly. On the second day of the New Year, there is the Reconquista Fiesta which celebrates the Reconquest of the region with many processions. The town hall raises the banners of many catholic kings of Spain.

April sees the celebration of Easter week with the beautifully decorated and somber processions. The sobriety turns into joy and laughter at the end of the week to celebrate the purpose of the occasion.

At the beginning of May, the Day of the Cross is widely celebrated with raised crosses of beautiful and vibrant flowers while the International Theater Festival comes on at the end of the same month.

Then the famous Corpus Cristi is widely celebrated with processions and bullfights which are actively participated by both the locals and tourists. The end of June sees pilgrims arriving in various modes for the Albaicin Festival. One can hear the trotting of horses and horse driven coaches into the

town to participate in paying homage to San Miguel.

There will always be dancing and music in all of Granada’s festivals which are held widely throughout its towns and surroundings.

Gastronomy Deals

The fantastic location of Granada allows it to enjoy and offer many great tastes of the kitchen. Geographically located between the sea and the mountains, one can enjoy fresh seafood and forest game easily.

The high Granada mountain ranges offer the best regional specialty known as the reputed Jamón de Trevelez cured ham while Ajo Blanco gives a delicious almond cold soup from the coastal area. There is also the grilled sardine offering while fried bread and chicken in tomato sauce tastes sumptuous in the mountain region.

Spanish omelette, fried beans with cured ham and chicken with garlic are some of the exquisite tastes of Granada.

Desserts are very much part of the tantalizing menu of any meal in Granada. These are more of Moorish tradition with almonds, honey and egg yolks. The famous Piononos are crème filled pastries which are well liked by all who have a bit of them.


It is always vibrant at night in Granada with the numerous bars and pubs offering music, singing, dancing, tapas and beer. The whole region is alive throughout the summer with some concerts in the gardens.

Frank Thomas - About Author:
Spain offers so many possibilities just browse villas spain and villas in spain in all its popular regions and if you are looking for exotic holiday just visit spain villas. Spain will eventually be the holiday you dreamt of coming true.

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:

Related Travel Articles Subscribe to RSS

Bali villas are the best places for accommodation while on a visit to Bali
Published by Christian Saveet on February 6th 2012 | Travel
Villas are situated away from the noisy places and offer complete privacy. You can book the villas o...
To spend a holiday in Bali villas makes it very good to be associated with that.
Published by Christian Saveet on February 6th 2012 | Travel
It is always good to spend time with your family to places that are great in all respects....
Finding villas for rent in Mykonos is now possible
Published by Jack on April 11th 2012 | Travel
Mykonos is a jewel hidden away from the mad rush of daily life and is a perfect place for a holiday ...
Make your wedding unforgettable by hiring a stylish Limo
Published by Jenny Lumet on August 26th 2012 | Travel
Limo London services for your any occasion. We have very attractive limousines with the best package...
Enjoy your party in an amazing way with a reliable Limo hire in London service provider
Published by Jenny Lumet on August 26th 2012 | Travel
Limo hire in London services for your any occasion. We have very attractive limousines with the best...
Chapels in Siena
Published by Corbet Ballusci on August 26th 2012 | Travel
Siena is a home to several churches and there is ample room to enjoy and exotic holiday experience h...
Towards Mount Everest for Trekking in Nepal
Published by Msinghraity on August 25th 2012 | Travel
The journey to Everest Base camp is indeed a package of adventures. One can have the great experienc...
Kerala Houseboats Tour: an Amazing Experience!
Published by Daniel John on August 25th 2012 | Travel
South India and its cultures is enriched with unique colours. Each and every experience of these cul...
Accessing Hotel Facilities in Chicago
Published by Edolf J Clark on August 24th 2012 | Travel
The United States is one of the most endowed nations in the world when it comes to hotel and accommo...