Corral del Carbón is located very close to Plaza Isabel la Católica and to the Cathedral of Granada. This building was constructed on the XIV century and in Muslim times it was a fondak, or lodging house. Visiting merchants could stay while they sold their goods in the city. The building belongs to the early part of the Nasrid dynasty, and is the best preserved of its kind in Spain. From Christian times onward it suffered many changes. First it became a charcoal store, hence the name Corral del Carbón, later a playhouse for comedies and finally a tenement for the poor which almost destroys the building. At the beginning of the XX century it was restored by the city council. Now it contains a tourist office and a bookstore.
The construction consists of a courtyard surrounded by galleries. In the center of the square there is a pile of stone fountain with two pipes. The front of the building has a large horseshoe arch. Above the entrance door there is a small twin window.
Opening times Corral del Carbón
Monday – Sunday from 9:00 to 19:00
Contact Phone: +34 958 575 131
Address: Calle Mariana Pineda, S/N, 18009 Granada, Spain
Accessibility Corral del Carbón
Corral del Carbón is an open courtyard, hence you won’t have any trouble to access it by wheelchair.