Located in Albayzín, the old Moorish quarter, in Granada is a popular attraction for visitors to Spain; the Old Spice Market, also known as Alcaiceria. Going back hundreds of years, this market is the perfect spot to find a variety of aromatic spices, as well as a selection of wall hangings, exotic teas, rugs, scarves, souvenirs, Arabic crafts and more. The intoxicating aromas and colors will definitely transport visitors to a traditional Arab bazaar. Found among cobblestone streets and beautiful Moorish architecture, the Old Spice Market is a definite must-visit as it is said to be one of the few traditions of Moorish origins to survive.
Opening hours tend to vary
Around an hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The selection of exotic spices and teas
Due to the strong Muslim presence in Albayzín, Muslims visiting the Old Spice Market will easily be able to locate prayer facilities nearby. The Mosque of Granada is one such mosque that is known to have prayer facilities for men as well as women. Also located in Albayzín is the Masjid-e-Taqwa.
Finding Halal food in Albayzín will not be much of a problem at all. Albayzín is said to be predominantly Muslim, therefore most restaurants found here offer tourists a truly Arabic experience. Muslim visitors are advised to ask the locals for directions to the best Halal restaurant in the area.