Alcaicería & Plaza Bib-Rambla
Cicerone Cultura y Ocio
Informative walking tours of central Granada and the Albayzín leave daily from Plaza Bib-Rambla at 10.30am, or 11am in winter.
La Madraza was founded in 1349 by Sultan Yusuf I as a school and university. You can gaze into the splendid prayer hall with its...
Granada’s cavernous cathedral was another Isabel commission, but construction began only after her death, and didn’t finish until 1704....
Gran Café Bib-Rambla
Granada’s oldest cafe dates back to 1907 when the coffee beans were roasted in the square outside and the milk was brought in daily from...
Alcaicería & Plaza Bib-Rambla information
Just south of the Capilla Real, the Alcaicería was the Muslim silk exchange, but what you see now is a restoration after a 19th-century fire, filled with tourist shops. Just southwest of the Alcaicería is the large and picturesque Plaza Bib-Rambla . Nearby, the handsome, horseshoe-arched 14th-century Corral del Carbon was once an inn for coal dealers (hence its modern name, meaning Coal Yard). It houses a government-run crafts shop, Artespaña .