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“Felt like I am in the middle east all of the sudden”
Review of Alcaiceria

Alcaiceria
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

It is really nice and definitely worth a visit.... Has some nice Moorish stuff but bargaining is expected

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Reviewed 2 August 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.

3  Thank HINAWASEEM
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Reviewed 29 July 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.

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Reviewed 28 May 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!

1  Thank danny C
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Reviewed 12 April 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.

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