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Corral del Carbon Granada

Granada's former coal & grain market and inn

Corral del Carbon

La Corrala del Carbón Granada: All information about the highlight 'Corral del Carbon', Granada's former coal market, grain market and inn.

Information La Corral del Carbón in Granada

Address: Calle Mariana Pineda, 8 Granada
Entrance: You can buy a combi ticket 'Monumentos Andalusíes' for 5 euros for El Bañuelo, Palacio de Dar al-Horra, Corral del Carbón and Casa Morisca
Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 9 am - 8 pm

The former grain market of Granada - La Corrala del Carbón

La Corrala del Carbón was originally Granada's grain market, also called an Alhóndiga. This old grain market lies in the centre of the El Albaicín district. The building dates back to 1336 in the period of the Moorish conquest of Yusuf I. In addition to being a grain market, Corrala del Carbón also served as an inn where caravans of traders met to trade their products and store these temporarily.

After the Catholics reconquered Granada, La Corrala del Carbón received the function of marketplace for coal ('Carbón') which explains its current name of La Corrala del Carbón; the coal house. From 1593, the building was used as a theatre and as a community centre. Nowadays, a number of cultural institutions, a tourist information centre and small crafts shops are situated in this building and the occasional open-air performance is given in the courtyard. The building consists of an entrance pavilion and a courtyard surrounded by galleries and traditional workshops.

Corral del CarbónThe Corral del Carbon
Granada SpainEntrance of the former grain market

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