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We at CICERONE would like to thank Juan Pedro Fernández Martínez (Juancho) for his fine work as a tourist guide over the last few months. The clients of CICERONE have always commented how satisfied they are with our colleague’s work and we at CICERONE…

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En CICERONE agradecemos a Juan Pedro Fernández Martínez (Juancho) su gran trabajo como guía de turismo durante los últimos meses. Los clientes de CICERONE han manifestado siempre su satisfacción por el trabajo de nuestro compañero y en CICERONE estamos…

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El día 27 de septiembre se celebra en todo Día Mundial del Turismo, que pretenden sensibilizar a la “comunidad internacional respecto a la importancia del turismo y su valor social, cultural, político y económico”. Este año, se celebraba bajo el lema…

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Where are the Alhambra’s monarchs buried?

Every day we both hear and tell legends about the inhabitants who once populated the majestic Nasrid Palaces, or enjoyed their charming gardens. Yet, where did their remains end up after they moved on to the afterlife? Where are the Alhambra’s Nasrid…

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Alonso Cano and his graffiti in the Alhambra...

The restoration of the Mirador de Lindaraja viewpoint, by the Two Sisters Hall in the Alhambra’s Lions Coutyard, has revealed an engraving which reads “Alonso Cano Año 1630”.  It is a piece of graffiti art that Alonso Cano himself could have left…

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Que la luz de Granada es mágica es sabido por todos quienes tienen el placer de poder disfrutar de ella, sean granadinos o visitantes. No en vano decía nuestro poeta, Federio Garía Lorca “con qué trabajo tan grande, deja la luz a Granada”. El atardecer es…

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Al-Andalus tilework: masterpieces of craftsmanship on the walls

This week we’ve been amazed by a video we found on the net, where the artisan form of creating the tiles typical of Islamic art is reproduced, using the technique employed in Al-Andalus tilework. It reminded us of a post we wrote some time ago, about the…

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New safety advice for visiting the Alhambra

The Alhambra is the most visited monument in Spain, and one of the most beautiful places in the world. Each year, millions of people come to get to know the Nasrid citadel first-hand, its palaces, gardens and its medieval urban structure, as well as to…

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Tad Jones searches for the secret of King Midas on the streets of Granada

Spanish cinema’s most spectacular chase scene takes place on the streets of Granada. Granada and the Alhambra are essential parts of this new animated film, Tad Jones 2: The secret of King Midas, which is breaking records at the box office. We…

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The Patronate of the Alhambra and the Generalife has presented the project “Alhambra, Dobla de Oro”, a new itinerary which focuses on both the Alhambra and the Albayzín. It focuses on two spaces declared as Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO that for the…
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