Granada Local Customs

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    Churros and Hot Chocolate
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  • 1. FREE TAPAS

    We'd read about this, but didn't expect it to be as good as it sounds ... but it is ! We went into 5 bars, and in each one we had different tapas with each beer. Now granted they were not all to our...

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  • 2. FESTIVALS

    This is a free techno/dance festival that takes place every spring just outside Orgiva (although in 2010 it was held in Santa Fe and was much smaller). The site is a quarry and dried-up river bed that...

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  • 3. SIESTA

    Shops usually open fom about 9 in the morning and close at 2pm (in Spain the morning (mañana) is considered to be up to 2pm not 12pm). They then open again in the afternoon at about 5:30-6 until...

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  • 4. THE ALHAMBRA

    La Alhambra: es una roja fortaleza que domina la ciudad. En el Patio de los Arrayanes se reflejan los palacios y sus filigranas de piedra, en medio del perfume de las plantas aromáticas. Los...

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  • 5. Churros, Hot Chocolate and Pan Tomcata

    People in Granada have typically very light breakfasts. Perhaps this is because they have so many other meals throughout the day and a late dinner.However in...

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  • 6. Piononos

    Piononos are small pastries traditional in Santa Fe, a small town adjacent to Granada.A pionono consists of a thin layer of pastry rolled into a cylinder,...

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  • 7. Local markets

    Around Xmas there are a lot of markets and stands, specially in the Bib-Rambla and Pescaderia squares, near the Cathedral. There you will have the chance to...

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  • 8. Bebe una cana

    If you don't fancy a bottle or a large beer, just ask for 'una cana' (there should be a squiggle above the 'n' but my keyboard doesn't do it, so prounounced...

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  • 9. Obtaining your Credentials in Cordoba

    "Credentials are reported to be available in Cordoba, again, only on weekdays and again from the office of the Cathedral. (I had a friend join us in Cordoba and...

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  • 10. Obtaining your Credentials in Granada

    Before you start to walk any “Camino” you need to obtain your “Credentials” This paper is also sometimes know as a “Pilgrims Passport”On the lesser know...

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  • 11. Buskers to keep you amused

    In addition to the excellent food and drink at our little bar on Plaza Nueva, we also had a great view of some buskers who were entertaining passers-by in a...

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  • 12. A great night watching Flamenco dancing!

    By pure chance, as we were finishing our walk through a part of the narrow streets of the Moorish Albaicin district, and had almost circled back to Plaza Nueva,...

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  • 13. Eating Late

    It is customary to eat very late in Spain - restaurants don't really get going until around 9.00 p.m. or later. If your digestion (or greed, as in my case!)...

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  • 14. Art in the streets - Rodin 2008

    Art in the streets is always a good idea - I have alsways thought that musems are often too sterile locations for art... art is to be lived and touched,...

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  • 15. Arab baths

    Being Granada a city of Moorish origin, the tradition of Arab baths is still well alive. There are two places I checked out, and was very happy with both. You...

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  • 16. Palm to palm- fortune tellers in Granada

    I suppose this tip could just as easily be classified as a warning or tourist trap, but I found it quite a charming local custom. All round the centre of the...

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  • 17. Anti-Bush

    Seems everywhere I've gone in the past several years I've found graffiti aimed at the current President of the United States but I don't view it as...

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  • 18. Where are all the pomegranates?

    The pomegranate appears on the city of Granada's coat of arms and Granada is the Spanish word for pomegranate so I expected to see pomegranates everywhere but...

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  • 19. Sundays in Spain

    I don't think this is unique to Granada or even Spain but as I was wandering around Sunday afternoon I found that most shops were closed including grocery...

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  • 20. On the Importance of Being as Rude as Possible

    So you thought you'd seen it all, huh? So you thought you'd be brave and try Granada? I approach a sign at the bus station clearly marked with English text...

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  • 21. Pussy cats everywhere - miaow!!

    Granada's walled Alhambra was full of pussy cats. All over the place. Generally friendly and often hardly more than kittens. Especially around the snack bars -...

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  • 22. You Need to Ask for the Check

    In Europe, dining is an experience that is meant to be enjoyed and not hurried through. This is reflected in the wait staff service. You may end up sitting for...

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  • 23. Habas con jamon.

    At least eat this once. It is the local speciality.I must say that I liked it , to my surprice , sinceI'm not used to eat beans. But I did find it a bit...

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  • 24. Gargoyles

    'Gargoyles'. I simply love them.They are not typical for Granada of course.You can find them on almost every gothicchurch , cathedral. They are used to lead the...

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  • 25. El Corpus Cristi

    The biggest celebration in Granada durring the year is a week long "party" near the busstation.There were this year (2005) an amusement park and lots of tents...

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