Corral del Carbón

Granada, Spain

The Corral del Carbón is a 14th-century monument located in the Spanish city of Granada (Andalusia). It is the only Nasrid alhóndiga (an establishment where grain was sold) preserved in its entirety in the Iberian peninsula.

It was built during the Nasrid reign before 1336, and his original name was Al-Funduq al-Gidida or New Alhóndiga. Located south of the Muslim city, next to the silk market or Alcaicería, to the souk of the Medina and to the Main Mosque, served as inn for merchants in transit, warehouse and wholesale market.

The facade, richly decorated with plaster, is dominated by a large tumid arc (two centers and some shored) provided with alfiz. On its horizontal molding there a Kufic epigraphic decoration. A shaft on it, stands a geminare vain. It is topped by a large overhanging eaves supported by wooden corbels in the Nasrid tradition (Golden Room of the Alhambra).

After the hall, covered with a vault of mocárabes that retains some other polychromatic, it enter to the courtyard. This, of quadrangular plant, is functional without decorative excesses. In its center is a stone basin provided with two pipe stands.

The structure of the three floors provided of galleries that open to the courtyard is formed by stone pillars and beams and footings (the latter carved) of wood. Dickies factory is brick. The interior of the halls is very transformed to house shops and offices.



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Founded: 14th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Spain

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chbeita (2 months ago)
Plants that make gardens Cypress trees, emblem of the gardens of Granada The Mediterranean cypress (Cupressus sempervirens L.) is the most characteristic tree on the landscape and in the gardens of the historic neighbourhoods of Granada. Ever since the regionalists adopted it as a symbol of the city, its popularity has increased and today the cypress is an integral part of the image of the city. The link between cypress trees and longevity, and hence with death and the life that comes after it, made it a typical plant in cemeteries, even in regions that were far removed from its natural distribution area. This did not prevent it becoming widely used as a garden tree, not only in Granada, but also in cities in Italy and the eastern Mediterranean. In the old gardens of Granada, it was used in very different ways as a freestanding tree or pruned in the shape of dramatic figures, from simple columns to pathways with arches, reaching its most complicated form in arbours with vaults made of overlapping arches, a sort of plant-based Gothic gazebo, which were a frequent sight in the city at the end of the 19th century.
Deadwood Reporter (4 months ago)
An old camel corral and watering spot that has been renovated into offices with a nice courtyard and fountain. The Alhambra Patronato has an office here. There is also a public restroom to the right as you enter.
Omer Farooq (9 months ago)
Corelli del Carbon, Granada, Spain ?? - A very well preserved 14th century guest house/inn adjacent to historic Alcaiceria market(silk market then) was used to accommodate visiting merchants from abroad and other parts of Spain during Muslim era.
Ishy McLevey (4 years ago)
Really lovely place to visit, we had a great time
Jesica Alvarez (4 years ago)
A small square with a fountain in the middle, nothing fancy and nothing to do, you can't go to the upper floors. The only cool thing about it is that you can find a machine to buy official tickets for the Alhambra that are usually hard to get.
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