The ritual plays out every year during Holy Week, or Semana Santa, part of an Easter tradition celebrated throughout Spain ... see the Easter spectacle, Seville offers plenty of other things to do as well with its soaring cathedral, Real Alcazar (fortress.
Upon returning from a recent three-week trip, my first to Spain, 10 different people ... ancient streets of Granada. Did I mention tiny? Like pull-your-mirrors-in-and-if-you-miss-your-hotel-you-have-to-drive-all-the-way-back-around-town tiny.
Andalusia is flooded with tourists during Holy Week, so hotels can be expensive and must be booked in advance of Easter (April 24 this year). If you can't make it for Semana Santa ... less by car, Granada is home to one of Spain's most visited tourist.
The EU is now investigating the macro-project that dwarfs over the previous Hotel Santa Marta, which was a low-rise bungalow resort. Despite the 1988 Coastal Law, planners in Estepona have allowed the mammoth 160 room project to go ahead, even though it.
Starwood has also signed a letter of intent to run the historic Hotel Santa Isabel ... to Skift it has not signed a management agreement with Gaviota for the luxury hotel. French company Accor has partnered with Gaviota on Sofitel So La Habana currently.
See the website for locations, www.sharkys.com California Beer Festival’s BBQ & Beer Festival in Santa Clarita ... www.figandolive.com Sur La Table at The Village at Westfield Topanga: Cinco de May Menu, 6:30 p.m. May 2 ($69); Souffle 101, 11 a.m.
There are only three cities in the world that I know well: London, Liverpool and Granada. My house in Spain is about 16 miles from ... the Cathedral and the adjoining Capilla Real containing the tombs of Isabel and Ferdinand is a beautiful Islamic building.
Andalucia, the southern region of Spain, is famous for its pueblos blancos (white villages). There are over 800 municipalities ... The night shots of the cobbled streets with the rooftops of church of Santa María de la Meza is a particularly attractive.
This 16th-century home poised in Granada’s view-laden Albayzín has been gorgeously converted into an outstanding 11-room family-run hotel, preserving exquisite antiques and its original Andalucian courtyard. Rooms are cosy and smart, and home-cooked.
Set below a flamenco school (worth a snoop if you get a chance), Anton Martin (on Calle de Santa Isabel) has stalls selling hams and ... peppers and meats from the Bierzo region in north-west Spain, this well-priced, wood-panelled restaurant is a favourite.