El Realejo

The Realejo Even before the arrival of the Moors in the 8th century, the Jews had their own citadel on the left bank of the Darro. In fact, the Arabs first called the city “Garnata al-Yahud”, Granada of the Jews. When the Christians took the city in 1492, anti-Jewish feeling was running so high that…

Constitution Day

Constitution Day Constitution Day marks the anniversary of a referendum held in Spain on December 6, 1978. In this referendum, a new constitution was approved . This was an important step in Spain’s transition to becoming a constitutional monarchy and democracy. What do people do? On the days before Constitution Day, children and young people…

Mariana Pineda between history and legend

MARIANA PINEDA Mariana de Pineda y Muñoz, generally known as Mariana Pineda, (1 September 1804–26 May 1831) was an Andalusian national heroine. At a very young age, she married Manuel Peralta Valte, a liberal army officer, but was widowed in 1822 with two children. She became very involved in liberal causes. In 1828 she assisted…

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