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Miscellaneous / Volunteer work around Granada
« Last post by Kilgore Trout on March 22, 2015, 09:05:31 AM »
I have seen that there are many places on and offering volunteering jobs around Granada.

Does anyone have any experience about this type of volunteering? I fancy having some new experiences without spending a lot of money could this be an interesting thing to do?

Traveling by staying in hostals, going out every night to get drunk in the company of fellow guests at the hostal becomes tedious very quickly and I am looking for something more interesting.
What to do in Granada / Re: Easter (Semana Santa) in Granada
« Last post by granadagirl on March 21, 2015, 02:46:57 PM »
The principal activity in Granada are the processions.

Each church has a wooden platform structure which is adorned on top with a statue of the Jesus or the Virgen Mary.
The structure is carried around the streets by lots of hidden people underneath.
They are instructed how to move by someone who bangs the side of the platform with a stick.
The platforms move quite slowly and take a long time to do different routes around the city.

The platforms are followed by a musical group with many brass instruments playing mournful Easter music.

The biggest procession is the one on Wednesday night which goes to the Sacromonte abbey.
An interesting one is the silent procession which goes through the Albaicin in candlelight accompanied buy a gentle beat of a drum.

There is more information about the processions and the different routes here

What to do in Granada / Easter (Semana Santa) in Granada
« Last post by hudson on March 21, 2015, 02:36:13 PM »
We have booked a hotel for the week of semana santa in Granada.
Does anyone have any information about what to do?
If you haven't been able to buy Alhambra tickets all may not be lost.
You can go and get in a queue early in the morning because they hold 2000 tickets back for sale on the day.

But what is the earliest you can start queueing?

I just phoned the Alhambra and they say that the Alhambra opens to the public at 8.30 but it is best to get into the queue at 8am.

I suppose on days of very high demand like Easter it may be a good idea to get there a little earlier.

Also don't forget that it is sometimes possible to buy tickets directly from the yellow machines with a card.
I would recommend that you have one person in the queue and one person trying to buy a ticket at the machines.

You can see pictures of the yellow machines here.

Miscellaneous / Re: Where can I find a camera or computer shop in Granada?
« Last post by Steven Wellington on September 02, 2014, 12:43:30 AM »
First of all you can fix it with some sellotape.
Just wind  a piece of sellotape around the card tightly.  With this solution you can make the card get stuck inside the camera so it is best to buy a new one.

The best and biggest computer and  shop in Granada is Media Markt but it is right on the edge of the city and would cost you at least 20 euros in taxis to get there and back.

The best place to go is the Corte Ingles department store right in the centre.
They have a camera and computer section on the 3rd floor.
It is opposite the informatica department.

Here is a link to the corte ingles page.

Look at the print out a map link.

Miscellaneous / Where can I find a camera or computer shop in Granada?
« Last post by hudson on September 02, 2014, 12:36:51 AM »
The little plastic thing on my sd memory card for my camera has dropped off and it has made my card read only.

Is there a computer or camera shop in Granada where I can buy a new one?
What to do in Granada / Re: What is a good route for a walking tour of the Albaicín?
« Last post by John on August 22, 2014, 01:52:03 PM »
This is another good page with 3 walk  itineraries around the Albayzin here.
Eating in Granada / Eating in Granada
« Last post by granadagirl on August 10, 2014, 09:50:34 AM »
I have been putting together a page about all the eating options in Granada such as
Churros con Chocolate, Tostada con Tomate, Menú del Día, Shawarma, Cakes, Platos Combinados, Vegan Food, Ice cream etc.

Granada has many eating possibilities for every time of day.

If you want to learn more please visit my page.
Eating in Granada
Getting around in Granada / Re: The best place to Park in Realejo
« Last post by granadagirl on August 10, 2014, 08:47:39 AM »
It is very difficult to park for free in the centre of Granada.

There is a very good cheap car park calle the Ave Maria and is very near to the calle Santiago.
The prices for 2 or 3 days are very good.

Here is more info.

Getting around in Granada / The best place to Park in Realejo
« Last post by Kilgore Trout on August 10, 2014, 08:43:17 AM »
I am going to stay in an apartment in the Calle Santiago in the Realejo area on Granada.
Does anyone know the best and cheapest place to park?
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