Alcaicería

shopping / Souvenirs & gifts

Lonely Planet review

Formerly a grand Moorish bazaar where silk was made and sold, the stalls are now taken up with souvenir shops. The setting is still very reminiscent of the past, however, especially in the early morning, before the coach tours descend. You can still see where the gates once stood at the entrances, there to guard against looting and closed at night. The narrow streets inside were then patrolled by watchmen.