Semana Santa, Holy Week Processions and Traditions in Loja, Granada, Andalucia, Spain

Semana Santa, Holy Week in Spain

This week many places around the world will mark the Catholic feast of Holy Week to celebrate Easter.   In Spain,  predominantly a Catholic country, the stunning spectacle of Semana Santa is participated in, or witnessed by huge numbers.  Over a million line the streets in Seville to see the most respected brotherhoods or fraternities. […]

Sierra de Loja

If you are brave enough you can drive up the steep, unsealed track to visit the Sierra de Loja.  As we see the wind turbines from miles away, we were keen to take a picnic up to the top and explore.  Located high above the town of Loja, in the Granada province of Andalucia, the […]

Señora Gato

Loja, in the Granada province of Andalucia, is our nearest big town and has a wonderful Moorish quarter.  You enter the Barrio de La Alcazaba hrough a Moorish horseshoe arch.  The neighbourhood has mostly inaccesible by car as it has tiny narrow steep streets, which were previously the home to military leaders.  At the Mirador […]

Sierra de Loja Cuevas

Towering 1670 meters above the city of Loja,  Granada are the Sierra de Loja.  A huge mountain range which dominates and provides a beautiful backdrop for the city. The Sierra is best known for paragliding and climbing,  we went for a family walk and to see the range of caves,  cueavas. All of the caves […]

Stunning Sierras

The wonderful weather this week in Andalusia, so clear and bright, has provided us with amazing views of the Sierras that surround our home.  Each time we drive on the winding road down the A-4154 road towards Loja we can’t help but be stunned by the views towards the Sierra Nevada mountains and the lower Sierra de Loja. At […]

Ruta Rio Pesquera

Throughout the Granada Province,  there are some amazing walking trails. Western Granada, ‘Poniente Granadino’ the last enclave of the Andalucian border, has a rich history and an beautiful landscape. The best way to explore the countryside is to follow a Caminos Naturales Ruta, a route following natural paths.   The Ruta  Turistica Rio Pesquera end […]

Sierra Martilla Dolmens, Granada

An hours drive from Granada, and just a five minute drive from Ventorros de San Jose, high into the mountains, surrounded by olive groves and amazing views, you will find the Copper Age burial site of the Sierra Martilla.  Park up near the information sign and take an easy 10 minute walk up the hill where you […]