Souvenir shopping in Granada

What can I buy as a souvenir from Granada? Where in Granada to go for gift or souvenir shopping. I like to take back something unique from every place that I visit.

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Souvenirs to buy in Granada

Marquetry boxes

These are works of art made in Granada since Moorish times. These wooden boxes are inlaid with ivory (in olden times), colored wood, and stones. The geometric patterns are a treat to look at and the boxes are not expensive. There are very few marquetry workshops left in Granada; now most of these boxes are made in nearby Morocco to the south of Spain.

You can buy Marquetry boxes at Artesania Gonzalez, a souvenir outlet on the Cuesta Gomerez.

Saffron

Given its Moorish heritage, Saffron is part of the Andalusian cuisine. The area of Alcaiceria around the Cathedra was once a Moorish silk market. Today, most of these shops are owned and run by Moroccans. You can buy saffron from one of these shops.

Guitars

Local guitarists at Mirador San Nicolas
Granada guitars are very popular as it is said that best guitar-makers in the world can be found in Granada mainly in El Realejo area. Handmade guitars can be very expensive. You can go to Gil de Avalle, Plaza Realejo for the best deal.

Jarapas

Post the Christian reconquest, the Spanish took over Moorish looms and developed a distinct rug design called Jarapas. You can find many looms still at Las Alpujarras village near Sierra Nevada mountains.

Jarapas use recycled material from Catalonia's textile industry.

Ceramic Granadas

Granadas (pomegranate) are all over the city. You will find them adorning the designs of Jewelry and Fajalauza ceramics. Take home a granada-inspired Fajalauza ceramic mug.

Granada ceramics in the Sacromonte Caves museum.

Alhambra Memorabilia

When you go to Alhambra make sure to find a few minutes to browse the gift shop there in the complex; they have very good souvenirs too. And in Caldereria Nueva smell the perfumes at Alquímia Pervane.

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