31 Mar '11, 3am

Leticia will try to catch it before Bruno mars does Granada - a land of windswept beauty and free tapas

THE Spain build on delectable tapas, fiery flamenco and passionate bull-fighting is a traveller's dream. And they all apparently originated in Andalucia. This wind-swept region of staggering beauty was where countless battles were fought between the Catholic kingdom of northern Spain and the Moorish caliphate in the south as part of the Reconquista. Andalucia, in fact, stems from the Arabic name for this region, Al-Andalus. The battles raged for about 700 years until the Moorish empire was driven out in 1492. And the city of Granada was its last standing capital. Gimme Moor Forget museums. Visiting this "Moorish Jewel" - one of the eight provinces that make up Andalucia - with its rich living history is all the education you need. Standing at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Granada is home to the Alhambra, a magnificent hill-top fortress complex constructed d...

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