Author: Sophie Russell-Ross

Semana Santa in Granada

Posted by Sophie Russell-Ross in

Semana Santa or Easter week is perhaps the most important week in the Spanish religious calendar. And, with the Alhambra Palace for a backdrop, Granada puts on one of Spain’s most extraordinary religious spectacles.

Fiestas, ferias and holidays

Posted by Sophie Russell-Ross in

It’s hard to find a week in Spain when there isn’t some kind of holiday or fiesta going on. As a visitor it is of course fascinating to join in or just to observe the spectacle which is such an important part of cultural and…

Dipping into the GR7

Posted by Sophie Russell-Ross in Blog, La Alpujarra

It’s late summer in La Alpujarra. The kids are back to school. The overwhelming heat of July and August has passed but the sun still shines daily on the southern foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The conditions are perfect for walking. Looking out over Sierra…

Tapas Vocab – the essential selection

Posted by Sophie Russell-Ross in

¿Hay tapitas? Is there tapas? Below you will find a useful guide to the vocabulary and phrases that you might need in the bars and restaurants of Granada. Grab the bull by the horns and go for it! Una cerveza con migas | Image: Flickr…


Posted by Sophie Russell-Ross in

There are so many great hotels to choose from in and around Granada that the task of finding the right one for you might at first seem quite daunting. Here we have tried to take some of the hard work out of the search. To get…

Take your kids to the Alhambra!

Posted by Sophie Russell-Ross in Alhambra, Blog

No blog post or web page can do justice to the brilliance of the Alhambra. Truly seeing is believing. And I am converted. I have lived in the vicinity of Granada for four years and have always been, until today, ashamed to say that I…

Airport information for Granada

Posted by Sophie Russell-Ross in

If you are flying from the UK to Granada there are now three destinations available to you. Follow the links for more details about Granada, Málaga and Almería Airports. You can also use our interactive map to pull up directions from or to your airport of choice…

What to do in the mountains

Posted by Sophie Russell-Ross in

Spain’s Sierra Nevada is the second highest mountain range in Europe after the Alps. It’s highest peak, Mulhacen, rises to 3482m.  It has long provided the glistening backdrop to the Alhambra Palace and is snow capped nearly all year round, hence the name. Activities on…