The centre of Granada
The historical centre of Granada concentrates the biggest amount of shops of the city, from small local stores to the main national and international companies. They are located around the Great Via de Colon, Reyes Catolicos streets, which have some of the oldest shops of the city, and Mesones street, chosen by the great fashion and complements companies. Very popular by visitors and consumers are also the Alhóndiga, San Antón, Angel Ganivet, Recogidas, Puentezuelas and Zacatín streets. This last one means “market of clothes” and it was where, at Muslim time, the textile products and the fabric were sold.
Nailed between the Cathedral and the Reyes Catolicos street it is a peculiar commercial area of the capital that remind us a small Arab market and whose stores are ideal for the purchase of memories. Centuries ago it was the market of the Nasrid silk that extended from Plaza Nueva to Bib-Rambla. Its original image would survive until the night of the 19th of July of 1843, when a fire in a store of the Mesones street reduced it to ashes. It was rebuilt with a similar structure, in neo-Moorish style, and at the present time it houses mainly the sale of traditional and artisan products.
Great modern buildings equipped with all the comforts and services welcome the shopping centres of the city, located a bit further away from the historical centre. The most representative of the capital are the Neptune Sopping Centre, that has a hundred stores, and the Arabial Shopping Centre, in which the greater Spanish company is located. In the Granada province, other remarkable shopping areas are the Kinépolis Commercial Park, in Pulianas, only 20 minutes in car from the centre of Granada, and the Albán Commercial Park, in Armilla, less than 10 minutes away. Its offer includes from fashionable stores, jewellery shops, shoe shops and department stores to bars, restaurants, discos and cinemas.