October, 2015

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During his stay in the Alhambra, Washington Irving liked to have breakfast in the Salon de Embajadores. The writer also enjoyed the stunning view through his window in Torre de Comares, and he even had lunch in Patio de los Leones. The letters from Granada he wrote to family and friends–between March 1828 and July 1829–are the ultimate expression of his romantic soul, apart from his impressions and experiences behind the walls of the Nasrid Palaces which really captivated the author. The Nasrid Palaces evoked within him memories of the Middle East resulting in various books such as: the Complete Biography of Christopher Columbus; A Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada; and the masterpiece Tales of the Alhambra.

CARTAS DESDE LA ALHAMBRA

CARTAS DESDE LA ALHAMBRA

IRVING, WASHINGTON

20,00 €

CUENTOS DE LA ALHAMBRA (ESP)

CUENTOS DE LA ALHAMBRA (ESP)

IRVING, WASHINGTON

11,00 €

WASHINGTON IRVING

WASHINGTON IRVING

DE CALERA, ANTONIO

18,00 €

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The Palacio de Carlos V in Granada, the Wawel Cathedral in Krakow, the Château de Chambord in the Loire Valley, the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, and the Serra do Pilar Monastery in Portugal. What do these five monuments have in common?. 

Well, all of them are different representative examples of Renaissance style in Europe, and they are declared cultural itineraries in their respective countries in collaboration with the Alhambra

However, the Palacio de Carlos V is unique due to the fact it is situated next to the Alhambra…and that is such a privileged spot, isn’t it? Come and visit Tiendas de la Alhambra, where you can purchase a souvenir of this Romanesque-style landmark building with an extraordinary circular patio.

GRABADO PALACIO DE CARLOS V

GRABADO PALACIO DE CARLOS V

5,00 €

GEMELOS PALACIO DE CARLOS V

GEMELOS PALACIO DE CARLOS V

14,00 €

LÁMINA

LÁMINA "PALACIO DE CARLOS V" BUCKNALL

20,00 € -25,0% 15,00 €

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The Gardens of Generalife and Greek mythology have something in common: one of the most precious stories of Ancient times. According to Ovid’s Metamorphoses, the god Apollo was a great archer, and he challenged Cupid–the son of Mars and Venus. Cupid thought this challenge was such an audacity and condemned Apollo with an unrequited love for Daphne who turned into a tree while trying to flee from Apollo.

Next to the Water Stairway at the gardens of Generalife, the myth is brought to life. The trunk of a laurel tree mimics Daphne’s body, its branches represent her arms during the escape, and the leaves resemble Daphne’s hair in motion. The laurel tree was not only an inspiration to write stories in ancient Mediterranean cultures, it meant a source of life, food, medicinal herbs, cosmetic treatments, or even an aphrodisiac. For the rural people in Granada, the uses of laurel has been passed down from one generation to the next.

FLORA AGRICOLA Y FORESTAL DE AL-ANDALUS VOL.I

FLORA AGRICOLA Y FORESTAL DE AL-ANDALUS VOL.I

ESTEBAN HERNANDEZ-BERMEJO, J.; GARCIA-SANCHEZ, E.; CARABAZA BRAVO, J.Mª

30,00 €

LAS PLANTAS DE USO MEDICINAL EN LANJARÓN

LAS PLANTAS DE USO MEDICINAL EN LANJARÓN

PASTOR PÉREZ, NÍTIDA ; MOLERO MESA, JOAQUÍN

25,00 €

EL JARDIN SECRETO

EL JARDIN SECRETO

BASFORD, JOHANNA

13,95 €

SECRET GARDEN: 12 NOTECARDS

SECRET GARDEN: 12 NOTECARDS

BASFORD, JOHANNA

12,60 €

 
 

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