Mercado San Agustín
Location: In the centre of town north of the Cathedral
Hours of operation: Mon-Sat all morning through lunchtime; best to get there before 4:30pm when most stalls close up
Best for: All your food and drink needs - freshly sliced jamón, wine, olives, fresh fruit and vegetables, a multitude of butchers and cheese- and fish-mongers. Take advantage of the lovely sitting area outside to sample all the wares and take a load off with a cold cerveza.
(While you're at the market, take a look at the fruit and vegetable stalls - they will be brimming with seasonal wares, giving you inspiration for a delicious meal later. We go here all the time to decide our midday meal. Here's our recipe for our Market-Inspired Vegetarian Curry with red lentils, sweet potato and more.)
Calle Calderería Nueva
Location: Pedestrian-only hill connecting busy Calle Elvira with the lovely suntrap Plaza San Gregorio
Hours of operation: Mon-Sun all day and into late evening
Best for: Memorable souvenirs from Granada such as scarves and slippers, Arabic goods including lamps and textiles, and not to forget the cosy tea shops, Teterías, drawing you in for a pot of mint tea, smouldering shishas and tasty food. In such a handy location connecting the centre of town with the Albaicín, you'll keep coming back for more treats.
Made in Granada
Location: Plaza Campo del Príncipe in the Realejo neighbourhood
Hours of operation: This talented group of craftmakers aim to host the market every 2nd Sunday of the month, weather permitting
Best for: Picking up some handmade souvenirs from Granadinos and supporting local craft. If you love bringing home unique gifts or mementos from your travels, many of these artistic handmade treats can be personalised and easily fit into luggage. Pick up beautiful jewellery, crockery, notecards and more.
La Catedral Spice Markets
Location: Alongside the walls of La Catedral de Granada
Hours of operation: Mon-Sun during regular working hours
Best for: All the spices, tea infusions and flavours you could hope to find spread out in an attractive array of colours and smells. Pick up weighed bags of curry or spicy chilli powder to bring home and while you cook, let the aromas transport you back to the streets of Granada
Granada's Annual Christmas Markets
Location: Puerta Real de España outside the Teatro Isabel la Católica
Hours of operation: From the first weekend in December until the 5th of January; open mornings and evenings
Best for: Christmas shopping - wooden toys, jewellery, local Granada artisan crafts, along with traditional cakes and sweet goods for celebrating the holiday with friends and family