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La Alcaicería Granada

La Alcaicería Market & Big Baazar in Granada

La Alcaicería

Everything about the Alcaicería market, the Big Bazaar in the center of Granada. The covered market for souvenirs.

Info La Alcaicería market Granada

Address: Calle Alcaicería, 1 Granada
Tickets: The Alcaicería market is free to visit
Opening hours:
  • Open daily from 10 am to 9 pm.
  • During the months of June and July closed on Sunday from 15 am.
  • Closed on sunday from January 6 to March 19th.
Website: http://www.alcaiceria.com
Extra info: Beware, the busy and narrow street is popular for pickpockets.

Alcaicería market Granada

La Alcaicería Market GranadaThe Arab Market in Granada (iStock.com/Mikosch)The Alcaicería market is Granada's Big Bazaar and the original Moorish silk market. Originally, this was a range of streets between the Plaza Nueva and Plaza Bib-Rambla, filled with Arab silk stalls, spices and other valuable goods. Nowadays, the only remaining part of the bazaar is the Calle Alcaicería. It is an area with a rich history and local culture where interesting and exotic items are still for sale. Think of traditionally painted ceramics, inlaid wood and stained glass lamps. The bazaar of Granada is very touristy and the narrow streets mainly consists of small souvenir and fabric shops.

'Alcaicería'

The name Alcaicería has Roman origins, as it means 'al-Kaysar-ia, or 'Ceasar's place' in Arabic. This name was to thank the Byzantian emperor Justinianus after he had granted the Arabs the exclusive rights to produce and sell silk in the sixth century.

The original Alcaicería was built in the 15th century. Unfortunately, it was destroyed by a fire in the 19th century. The current replica is less than half the size of the original, and is also a cheaper and more modern version of this Moorish style.


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