Granada is an Andalusian city located in the Spanish eastern peninsula; a charming city with a magic that makes you fall in love. Its Arab influence is presented throughout the city providing it with an astonishing beauty that can be seen in its streets, squares, architecture and of course in the most visited monument in Spain; the Nazari jewel, La Alhambra, built between the 13th and 14th centuries, is a must-visit destination. La Alhambra and El Generalife were named World Heritage in 1984.
However, Granada is not only the aforementioned things, the city lies at Sierra Nevada’s foot and 40 minutes from the coast. The peaks of Sierra Nevada are snowed most of the year, they are considered among the highest in Europe, El Mulhacen is the highest in the Spanish Peninsula with 3481 meters high, followed by El Veleta and La Alcazaba with 3470 and 3314 meters high respectively.
What to visit in Granada?
El Parque de las Ciencias
Barrio del Sacromonte
Where to visit in Granada?
Typical products of La Alpujarra can be found at El Meson de Lobras, where you can taste the gastronomy of the area. Olive oil is produced in Lobras as well as almonds, figs or wine for family consumption. One of the most characteristic recipes is “la fritailla
de San Agustin”, and it is the traditional food of St. Agustine festivity which is celebrated every year on August the 28th.
In 2005 the book ¨Comidas tradicionales de Lobras, Estudio de Etnología Local¨ was edited by the Asociacion Cultural y Etnologia Acequia de los Castaños and the récipes where evaluated by La Asociacion de Mujeres Las Moreas. The autor of the books is D. Faustino Rodriguez Monteoliva.