Do you know the Corral del Carbón in Granada?
The Corral del Carbón in Granada is one of the many wonders of the Andalusian city. It is a unique Islamic inn of its kind that can still be visited in Spain and Europe.
Previously called "Al-Funduq al-Gidida, or Alhóndiga Nueva", the "Corral del Carbon" was built in the early XNUMXth century.
In the initial phase it was used as a warehouse for goods, for the preservation of cereals sold at auction and as a home for coal traders (from which it takes its name) and later it was used first as a theater for the representation of plays and then as a housing district.
In general, as described by the architect himself, this building comes from a clear oriental inspiration, but the decoration and details are clearly in pure Andalusian style.
Declared a national historic-artistic monument in 1918, it was threatened with demolition until in 1933 it was bought by the state and restored by the architect "Leopoldo Torres Balbas".
In 1992 it underwent a second restoration by the architect Rafael Soler Márquez and finally a last completed in November 2006.
The roof was subjected to cleaning and consolidation treatments by the company Siglos Conservazione y Restauración, sl, under the direction of Lola Blanca López and Lourdes Blanca López.
The building is located very close to the Cathedral. It has a beautiful door with a horseshoe arch, a central courtyard with a pillar in the center and 3 floors that can be visited for free during visiting hours.
It currently houses the administrative offices of the Orchestra of the city of Granada and is the seat of the Granada International Music and Dance Festival. Occasionally theatrical performances, flamenco concerts and lectures are organized in the courtyard. In the courtyard there is a tourist office, a bookshop specializing in Andalusian studies and a pottery workshop.
Monday - Friday: 9:00 - 19:00
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 - 14:00
Address: Calle Mariana Pineda, s / n, 18009 Granada, Spain
Telephone: +34 958 57 51 31