There is nothing more special than the moments we record in our memory, but having something material to take us back to that journey is also very important. Besides, it is always nice to give something from a unique city like Granada to that special person.
Granada is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain and Europe. As we walk through its streets, we can see the Arab influence in this Andalusian city. Granada is special, with its views and with the culture that emanates from all its corners. Everything this city has is the reflection of the history that lived there once upon a time. You will take a thousand photos, but don’t forget to buy a small souvenir to decorate your house with Granada’s essence.
Granada is the right place for those people who like decorative products with Arab motifs. We will tell you below which are the most typical souvenirs you can take with you from this city. You can find them in the Alcaicería or Albaicín neighbourhoods, where there are many little shops full of souvenirs.
If you visit Andalusia, you must know that a fan is the most representative gift. But do not settle for just any fan; there are an infinite number of fans and many of them are very special, as they are handmade. There are many different designs, but the most typical ones are those that have some characteristic image of Granada. Also, if you come in the summer, it’s a great way to freshen up; you can hang it on one of the walls of your house later. You can find them in almost all the shops, as they are essential and very sought after.
It is probably the most beautiful thing you will take with you from Granada, apart from what you will keep in your memory. The textile crafts are of great importance in the city and that is represented in the manufacture of the mantillas and shawls or mantones. They are hand embroidered and very detailed pieces that can be passed on from generation to generation. In addition, the mantillas are of great importance in the Spanish culture, especially in Andalusia, as they are used for special events, such as processions or weddings. The shawls are a beautiful decorative element; they would give the perfect Andalusian touch to your home. In addition, you can use them as a complement to clothes or for special occasions.
Jewellery is always a good option if you want to take a souvenir from a special place, since every time you wear it you will remember those moments. However, all jewels have their unique and special touch, and those of Granada are not to be missed. You can find silver jewellery with the fruit of the pomegranate or, in Spanish, granadas, and you can choose from bracelets to rings or cufflinks. They are very elegant pieces that, besides complementing your look, will remind you of all the moments you lived in this city.
What could be more unique than something handcrafted and typical from the city of Granada? Well, taracea is the answer to that question. It is an ancient and typical handcraft technique from Granada. Pieces of different materials are cut by hand, but all of them have geometrical shapes; then, mosaics are made with those pieces creating different designs. It is a very delicate work with which objects such as watches, mirrors, candles, furniture, jewelry boxes, among others, are created.
These are ceramic objects such as plates, bowls or vessels decorated with geometric or natural motifs in shades of blue and green. It is a star product of Granada, in which we can observe the Nasrid influence. You can find it in almost all the craft shops in the city.
With these lamps you will take with you the true Arab essence of Granada and you will illuminate your home with many memories. These lamps are made of glass sheets and you can find it in different sizes and colours. In the shops of Granada you can find these lamps handmade by local artisans.