Alcaiceria

Alcaiceria, Granada: Hours, Address, Alcaiceria Reviews: 4/5

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Mairwen1
United Kingdom5,200 contributions
Feb 2020
I think my expectations were too high because I was a little disappointed. Historically, this was a grand bazaar, but there’s nothing of the original structure and the stalls were very repetitive. Once we’d looked at a few, we felt we had seen most of what was on offer and there was not a lot of incentive to venture into more. We had hoped to kill half an hour or so browsing before the bars along Calle Navas started opening but in fact we were probably only here for for 10 or 15 minutes.
I’d still recommend having a wander through the market because it’s easy to get to so you don’t have to go out of your way (it’s right by the cathedral). It’s also colourful, especially if you walk through in the evening like we did. It has something of the look of Aladdin’s cave about it and the vendors are not pushy so you can look without the risk of being cornered.
The best things we saw were leather slippers and loose drawstring cotton pants. Apart from this, there’s a lot of pretty much identical lamps, leather bags and satchels, coin purses, scarves and standard tourist souvenirs like magnets and coasters with Alhambra tile patterns. It’s not a bad place if you are with kids who can enjoy picking out souvenirs and trinkets but I thought there was a much better range in the shops around the Albayzin area on the way up to the San Nicolas look-out.
Written January 9, 2021
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MeMbro
Aberdeen, UK724 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
A beautiful open market, sited in a couple of little alleys, full of vendors selling dresses, lamps, handmade objects. All stuff of doubtful utility but at the end of the day, it's all about walking in and remaining fascinated by the lights, the colours and the maroccan atmosphere. A must see in Grenada.
Written June 5, 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia36,172 contributions
Jun 2019
We visited Alcaiceria as we happened to stumble across it while walking around the streets of the city. There is a large range of shops or stalls around. They all sell lots of different little items which visitors may or may not like, but many actually do buy them. We did not buy anything but we walked through and had a look. Depends on one's taste and interest whether they look or buy, or both!
Written May 4, 2020
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TravelingAnnK
Ventura, CA265 contributions
Mar 2020
The Alcaiceria may be a huge souvenir now and not a silk market but I had a lot of fun. I enjoyed shopping the colorful stalls and I bought a pair of harem pants.
Written March 26, 2020
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IndySig
Indianapolis, IN3,702 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
It is certainly much smaller than the souks in Marrakech but the sneaks, sights and sounds make you feel like you are in Aladdin’s marketplace. It’s a lot of Knick knacks but there are some great wood shoppes and lamp stalls. It is certainly worth a stroll.
Written March 17, 2020
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PaulB
Maastricht, The Netherlands2,284 contributions
Dec 2019
The Alcaicería market is the Grand Bazaar of Granada and the original Moorish silk market.
The original Alcaicería was built in the 15th century and included a series of streets between Plaza Nueva and Plaza Bib-Rambla, full of Arabic silk stalls, spices and other valuable goods.
Unfortunately it was destroyed by a fire in the 19th century.
The current replica was less than half the size of the original, and was also a cheaper, modern version of this Moorish style, the neo-Moorish.
It is an area with a rich history and local culture locally, where you can still buy interesting, exotic things.
But nowadays, you can also find lots of shops here trying to sell mass produced rubbish.
By the way, watch your belongings in the narrow streets, especially when it is crowdy during high season.
Admission is free, shops are in geberal open from 9 AM to 9 PM.
Written January 10, 2020
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Neil Bill
Birkdale, UK227 contributions
Jan 2020
Collection of narrow lanes of local shops selling an array of goods both local and from wider Spain, pleasant walk and people very friendly.
Written January 1, 2020
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packedandready2go
California771 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
After five minutes in the Alcaiceria you will be filled with a sense of deja vous. The reason being that most of the stores sell the same merchandise. A good place to spend a few minutes purchasing inexpensive souvenirs but otherwise it is not very interesting. The best thing about the Alcaiceria is that the shop proprietors are not pushy.
Written November 15, 2019
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Debra D
Raleigh, NC296 contributions
Oct 2019
Enjoyed wandering around this area. Got spices as gifts for friends, also found nice sterling silver filigree earrings and bracelet.
Written November 8, 2019
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR1,554 contributions
Aug 2019
This area is a maze of small lanes lined with shops. It has apparently been a market area for hundreds of years, although we read that the area was destroyed by fire and rebuilt in the late 1800's. It looks historic, though, and the feel is there. We are not big shoppers but enjoyed wandering through looking at the variety of goods for sale, many touristy, but not all, and bought a few small souvenirs. We spent about 30 minutes here and enjoyed the stop.
Written November 7, 2019
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