Literature Alhambra and Granada

A sea of spices

In this novel, a sea of spices, its author Antonio Callejón will take us on an amazing journey across the seas, in search of an alternative route to the Portuguese one, looking for the control of the route os the spices.

It takes place in the XVIth century, when Portugal and Spain fight over the dominance of the sea routes.

It is the history of Fernando de Magallanes and Juan Sebastián Elcano, enrolled in an adventure that will lead them to discover lands full of mystery and exoctic products, the spices.

It is a wonderful novel, very well documented and higly reccomend it.

It is a trip to the past where its protagonists live many adventures but they will also go hungry and thirsty. Many of them will die of many diseases.

All of these experiences looking for their personal glory.


Acequia Real: Royal water channel

A precious element in every civilization is the water. In this book you can discover how the water system works in the Alhambra citadel.

His author, Juan Antonio Vilar, my workmate and friend has unraveled all the mysteries of this ditch that nourished the entire palatine city of the Alhambra with water.

Includes photographs and graphics to better understand its operation and all the christian transformations that the water system suffers along the centuries.

La Chanfaina

La Chanfaina is a novel written by the author from Granada José Luis Gastón Morata.

It is very entertaining and very well documented, set in the time of the Napoleonic invasion in Granada (1808-1812).

It is about the life of a doctor in nineteenth-century, an expert in works of art and old paintings, who will draw up a plan in other to which the painting of the Trinity by Alonso Cano will not stolen by the French.

This canvas is better known as “La Chanfaina” that it was a typical meal at that time.

Alhambra and Generalife: its decorative, medicinal plants, trees and crops.

Written by Rafael de la Cruz and José Manuel García.

Magnificent book for lovers of the botany of the Alhambra and the Generalife.

For those who wish to know the common name of the plants and their uses in Al-Andalus.

The plants of the Alhambra are perfectly recognizable thanks to their magnificent illustrations.

El jardín de la poesía: The garden of the poetry

I recommend reading the magnificent novel by Laura Fernández-Montesinos, my workmate and friend.

Official guide of Granada by profession, but writer of devotion and vocation.

A perfectly documented and acclimated novel.

Treated with love and care each of its pages.

With an exciting theme: the life of the poet Hafsa al-Rakuniyya during arab times

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