There is nothing like some souvenirs from Granada as a momento to reminisce your visit to one part of this amazing Andalusia region.

The perfect place to get your souvenirs from Granada is none other than Alcaiceria. Initially, Alcaiceria is an area of streets between Plaza Nueva and Plaza Bib-Rambla full with vendors selling silks, spices and many other precious stuffs being traded.

But now, what's left is only a small road called as Calle Alcaiceria stretching from Calle Reyes Catolicos to Cathedral. Still, this small road is so breathtaking that we strolled a few times just to enjoy our moments there. Magnificent architecture!

Alcaiceria is the great bazaar of Granada and it is a place full of shops selling souvenirs from Granada either handmade or not. We bought our Granada fridge magnets here; three for five euros. I was eyeing for a beautiful glass lamp something like a Moroccan lamp but it was a bit expensive and fragile for our trip back home.

As we stayed at Los Tilos Hotel, Alcaiceria was just right under our nose. Literally speaking..hehehe..walking distance is about less than a minute.

Read more about the interesting story of Alcaiceria here.

Above was the book that I bought after an amazing and breathtaking tour of Alhambra. I was practically awed by the art and craft on the walls of the Nasrid Palace and was really curious to know its´ meaning and if there is any particular story behind them. Hence I bought the book. Totally recommended.

And...that cactus fruit, is our memory on the last day near San Miguel Alto. ^^


The above picture was taken at a shop near my house in Villaverde Bajo. After having these fruits plucked at Alhambra, I just couldn´t contain my laughter after having seen the same one just right at our home the week after our trip. Hehehe...Higos chumbo is its name. Very cute name right?

¨This fruit are typically eaten, minus the thick outer skin, after chilling in a refrigerator for a few hours. They have a taste similar to a juicy, extra sweetwatermelon. The bright red/purple or white/yellowish flesh contains many tiny hard seeds that are usually swallowed, but should be avoided by those who have problems digesting seeds.¨-from Wikipedia.


We bought te de granada tea, rooibos canabis tea and also miel con almendras (honey with almond) in total of 12 euros. I especially love the smell of te de granada and could not wait to try!!


This tea shops selling various types of infused tea reminded me of my good friend Min Young so much!! She will definitely love these teas and also appreciate Granada as I did. I miss you Min Young..sarang hae!!


Lastly, not to forget was to get both of our names written in Arabic Caligraphy by a Moroccan artisan on the way to Granada Cathedral. Small for 1 euro and big for 2 euros but we combined our names in one card hence we were charged 3 euros. Fair enough. ^^


Today (our third and the last day in Granada), we tried another route up to Albayzin. We walked towards Puerta de Elvira from Calle Elvira.

We stopped in front of a little iglesia or chapel and replenished our water. I told my husband that my conventional parents would scold me if they see me drinking the water. They might think that it was holy water!!

Another thing that surprised me was that that everytime I drank water from the tap or in the water fountain in Granada, I never went down with flu or sore throat! FYI..it was close to 40 degree Celcius in August when we visited Granada.

Subhanallah...no taste of Chlorine either..May Allah protect and bless me and my family with good health to glorify Him always..Amin


Then, we walked toward a garden called as Plaza del Triunfo which is located right in front of the Real Hospital. There is a church with a bell ringing for quite sometime, most probably calling the people for the morning mass.


Then we walked up to Real Hospital which is no longer on operation. It is really antique and I wished that it is still being used. Maybe they close it because of ghosts? Spooky ehhhh? Hahahha..


The route uphill was pretty tiring and steeper than the two days before and this one led us to the Sacromonte area where the new settlemens are located. Very new and pretty building and much higher to provide a breathtaking vista of Granada city.

We never regretted a single second of it although the scorching hot was kinda undoing us.


But then we were greeted with an awesome stretch of the Muralla which means wall in Spanish which reminds me of the Great Wall of China! This wall is going from Sacromonte up to San Miguel Alto.

Also, we found a factory of ceramic! Pretty neat!


Then we dropped by a little shop to buy water..500ml for 0.60 euro and I swear that this was the first time I saw fruits sold in Granada. By the way, Granada means pomegranate and now I wonder..why I did not see a single pomegranate sold in the city? We were here in August 2014. Most probably they were not in season?


The continuation of the Muralla (the walls of Granada) up to Jose Miguel Alto.


We walked until Jose Miguel Alto and took pictures of Alhambra from there. Magnificent view. Subhanallah. Anyway, I am gonna tell something silly. We found many huge cactus trees and they have ripe fruits! Mr H told me the fruits are really tasty and in Morocco he ate those. So guess what?? We are the ladrones!! Hahahha... We plucked them to eat in Madrid.

Right under Jose Miguel Alto, there are a few houses in a small cave.

After lunch, it was already 4.30pm and our bus for Madrid will be at 6.00pm. So we hurried down the hill towards our hotel.

The best thing about Albayzin is that that we never take the same route every time we went up or down the hill.

We were blessed with awesome views and little surprises every time we visited Albayzin..Alhamdulillah.

Continuing my post on Albayzin - Part 1,where I have left it pretttty long because of my time constraint and etc. Yeah...an excuse..hehe. I better start writing about it before it is gone from my memory.

We walked up to the area where many Moroccan sellers selling similar type of souvenirs just like in Morocco as Mr H said. He felt like he was in Morocco! This street is Calle Calderia Nueva.


The picture above was on the second day when we were in Albayzin. This same street (as with the first picture) was lined up with many restaurants and the infamous one like Arrayanes was on this street too.

I would love to try the Moroccan food here but the a la carte price is pretty expensive so we decided to skip it as we can always go to Morocco and try the authentic one cooked by tadaaaaa..Mr H's family. Huhuhu...

Once we walked up the hill, we were amazed by the pebbled street. Subhanallah..Masya Allah. Very pretty!

Cuesta Marañas 4 18010 ALBAYZIN (GRANADA)
Phone: +0034 958 228 401 / +0034 958 215 109 / +0034 619 07 68 62


We were able to see the majestic Alhambra from here too. I was a bit envy for the people living in this area as they can enjoy this kind of magnificent view everyday.

Then we walked further up and I just couldn´t resist to snap a shot in front of this pretty door. Imagine..if the door is this standard, how about the interior? I guess the interior must be superb and prettier. Hmm...I was very curious!


Everytime we walked down Albayzin, we will try to find a different route and we would be surprised with many different sights. I love this small garden surrounded by houses in the middle of nowhere with a little chair as in the above and a small fountain to highlight the ambiance. Love it!


 By the time we reached this footpath, both of my feet were screaming...¨Tired!! Painful!!¨ But my eyes weren´t! I just couldn´t get enough of Granada. Not ready to say goodbye..T_T