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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    Ishy McLevey (9 months ago)
    Really lovely place to visit, we had a great time
    Jesica Alvarez (12 months 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.
    Brett Hamilton (12 months ago)
    Not much to see, but very interesting to see! Best to visit on a Sunday when it’s free. Very neat history behind the place!
    Syed Hussain (14 months ago)
    Lovely little museum. Definitely worth a visit. Lots of history!
    Roberto Vizcon (16 months ago)
    Last standing medieval hotel structure where travelers spent the night on their travels along the silk road. Sibarius Restaurant is right down the street from there. Great place for lunch after touring the historic sites.
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