Spain has been on my “to visit” list ever since I fell in love with its language, culture and of course, food. So, it was a due time that I went here. This happened in the autumn of 2012, when we decided to travel for few days and discover the region of Granada, the southern part of Spain.
Credit: 1st hotel image by Casa Morisca, all others pictures are property of Elegantly Fashionable
Why Granada? It’s rich cultural and architectural heritage, the amazing landscapes due to the vicinity of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the lovely autumn temperature were good enough reasons.
As for accommodation, we picked an architectural and design jewel, namely the deluxe room at Casa Morisca Hotel. Even more so, the Morisca Hotel was in the close proximity of the famous Granada Palace, and our room had a lovely view from the hotel’s windows.
Everything in this boutique hotel spoke of the Moorish occupation of Spain during the medieval times with architectural elements and décor specific to those influences. Needless to say the room was filled with beautiful artwork and we have a lovely artistic ceiling to look at whenever we rested in the comfy king size bed.
The Morisca Hotel was definitely a reason by itself to visit Granada, but we looked for something fun to do while we were there. So, we were advised to attend a Flamenco dance show in the neighborhood of Sacromonte, the most emblematic place for flamenco in Granada.
There, we discovered the Caves “Los Tarantos” where flamenco dances, great local cerveza (the Spanish for beer) and amazing rhythms all combined together into an amazing, and unforgettable experience. Performed by authentic Zambra gypsies, Flamenco is a specific music and dance created by the gypsy of Spain, characterized by very mesmerizing dance moves, attitude and passion.
We truly enjoyed our taste of Spain, and I have to say that Granada is a great choice for people who want to have fun, but also admire the cultural and architectural heritage of this amazing country.
Hope you enjoyed the post. Have you ever been to Granada? Is there a place in the world where you have left your heart and wish to return?
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