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“Alleys full of history!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alcaiceria

Alcaiceria
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Granada Combo: Granada Walking Tour Including Cathedral and Royal Chapel
Ranked #49 of 210 things to do in Granada
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“Alleys full of history!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Silk was produced in the Alpujarra mountain range. Mules were used to transport this raw material to Granada where it was then converted into silk thread or cloth and exported. This market was called Alcaiceria , (or al-kaysar-ia) meaning the House of Caesar or Belonging to Ceasar as it was Emperor Justinian who granted the Moors the permission to sell silk. The original market, right next to the Cathedral, caught fire in the 1843. It was rebuilt within two years as it was a major international commercial center. You can still see some old stucco work, arches and several zellij tiles of moorish origin here. Nowadays this market is more of a tourist trap but you can visit it as a historical site. At times you can get lucky and find some great bargains here.

Visited July 2013
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“Disney touristy, but fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

In small lanes are a multitude of shops with all of the touristy gifts that you get and then wonder who you'll give them to. This is the same area for the old trade market of Moorish Granada. It is fun to walk the place.

Visited July 2013
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Gibraltar
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“What a treat.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

We found this on the off chance, so glad we did. Walking through this place takes you to morocco in an instant. What charming shops and streets. It's very clean and safe just loved it!

Visited May 2013
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Muenster Canada
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“busy even in the off season”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

This is a busy Muslim market even in the off season. The streets are narrow and winding, making it easy to get lost or at least turned around. Lots of souvenir shops and eateries. Don’t be afraid to barter: they expect it.

Visited March 2013
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“Alcaiceria”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

Very interesting narrow streets with tourist shops with Moorish influence. Only walkable as very narrow. Pleasant when I went in April but would imagine very busy later in the year.

Visited April 2013
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