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The Prettiest City in Spain
12 April 2017 @ 11:12

Did you know that ´The Prettiest City in Spain´ is the same location which also has the Most Impressive Easter Week.

Also the website Foxnomad  (Tips to help you travel smarter) has selected it as Best City 2017 amongst finalists cities such as Vancouver and Sydney.

So where is this amazing place?

Granada, Spain.

With it´s thrilling Easter Week in full swing, the sun shining and it´s unique geographical location, between the Sierra Nevada mountains and Costa Tropical. It´s hard to beat this Andalusian city for a Spring break. 

On my last blog here I wrote about the typical Easter week in Spain  and have also heard about this wonderful Alpujarra event over Easter too. Made in the Alpujarra  A local food and craft market which brings together all the local businesses on one site. A showcase of organic food, Alpujarra wines and cheese as well as traditional crafts such as coloured jarapa rugs or baskets made by locals from these remote villages.

 

Wherever you choose to spend your Easter or Spring break have a lovely time

 

Best Wishes from Andalusia

Molly

@piccavey

 

 



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Madura said:
15 April 2017 @ 10:37

Also in Granada. 40 minutes drive from the city is the pretty small town of Montefrio. Montefrio has been named in national geographic as one of the top ten towns in the world with outstanding views.


anthomo16 said:
15 April 2017 @ 11:05

I loved visiting the Alpujarras so so very beautiful we ended up at the highest village Trevelez and ate their wonderful ham sitting outside the cafe with the backdrop of snow topped covered mountains. The air just amazing you could "taste" it. Will I go back oh my I do hope so and soon as there are many superb villages with their artisan crafts which I know I will just have to buy.


bruca said:
15 April 2017 @ 19:26

Madura, I don't understand the the buzz about Montefrio. In september when we visited Spain we went there after reading about it on this site. It took us two hours to drive there and it was mediocre at best. The views are no different to the rest of mountanus Andelucia. There are very few bars or restaraunts and frankly it was boring!


piccavey said:
16 April 2017 @ 11:06

Montefrio was indeed recommended by National Geographic as somewhere to visit in Granada province.

The main monuments in this sleepy agriculutral town are two churches. However Las Peñas de los Gitanos which is in the countryside just outside Montefrio is a wonderful place to visit with Megalitic constructions and beautiful landscapes overlooking Montefrio and the surrounding area.

The Convento de San Antonio is also worth a stop for the views outside on its mirador and the great food which they serve in the adjacent restaurant.

It´s not only a place to take the photo from the National Geographic lookout point

Molly
@piccavey




piccavey said:
16 April 2017 @ 11:08

Alpujarras is one of my favourite daytrips and I return again and again,
Just yesterday I came back with the car loaded with Organic Rustic bread, jam, Olive Oil, Goats Cheese, Lanchar Craft Beer, and some little cakes from the Orgiva bakery.

Just love it


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