Granada

Ooh, you beauty!

Imagine your Louis Vuitton in there!

You’ve done Barcelona to death, you love Madrid, even Bilbao was nice for the funny Getty museum and all. But where else in Spain should you head if you’re after that magical Hispanic culture/glamour combo? How about Granada?

Not only is Granada real-life proper Spain with flamenco music and everything but it has one of the hands-down most beautiful buildings on God’s green earth. It’s called the Alhambra and it is an ancient Moorish (aka Arabic) palace with the most gorgeous gardens, trickling channels of water, all that lovely tiling those people did so well… And it’s all so amazing that you really will want to go back time after time (make sure you go at night as well, by the way: bats as big as Alsatian dogs swoop down over the pools while the whole thing is lit to perfection).

You’d think that anywhere you actually stayed after seeing that little lot would be a bit of a come-down. You might have had a point if it wasn’t for El Palacio de los Patos. A sumptuous modern-meets-very-old-and-sexy-indeed experience, it’s part of the flawless Hospes group of hotels and is just *breathe* to die for. Check these pictures out if you don’t believe us… 

 
More lovely! Ooh, lovely!

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6 comments to “Granada”

  1. Ooh, I’ve been here actually and it is SO GORGEOUS! And the Alhambra thingy that they go on about really is the bomb as well. I thought it was my little secret though.

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  2. I want this! Some mates of mine were going on about Granada but (becuase they’re a bit boring) I thought it sounded boring. Now I’ve seen the goods I might check it out. Anyone got any top tips?

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  3. This is my top tip. This place. It’s so brilliant – a bit of old, a bit of new and everyone was so nice. I’ve been to other Hospes hotels and they’re all nice but this is my favourite.

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  4. Book me up!

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  5. But I’m not a travel agent ;0)

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  6. I wanna go there!

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