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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Corral del Carbon (Coal House) is a 14th century Moorish commercial building used as a market and warehouse. It has a good Moorish decorated entrance opening out to an attaractive courtyard with pillars. Free entrance.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Interesting old Moorish building, close to Calle de Los Reyes Católicos, nice architecture. The entrance was renovated and the visit is free of any charge

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank souhailm510
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

This building has a fascinating history. It was originally a granary and a roadhouse of sorts, a place for Arab traders to stay while in town to sell their wares to the merchants in the nearby market area. When the Catholic monarchs drove the Moors...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

A very old building near the tourist information center. It used to serve as a market and still has the original columns with a horse fountain in the center. The one good thing is that there is a free public bathroom in one corner which...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank PBlyth
Reviewed 15 November 2017

The Corral del Carbón or Coal House is a 14th-century monument and is the only Nasrid public house preserved in its entirety in the Iberian peninsula. There is no entry fee to this place and it is an antiquated structure with an intricately carved entrance,...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Interesting Moorish building which was used as merchant's inn and store - more recently a coal store, hence the name. Museum inside - free - gives overview of the development of Granada from earliest times and puts the other historic areas into context. Sometimes used...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

The history of the Corral del Carbon is more interesting than the site is for viewing. Site isn't much to look at.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank chitownsam
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is a great place to learn some interesting history, and it is free. Well worth a visit before you start looking at other areas of Granada.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank laficabella
Reviewed 26 October 2017

It as I read the oldest Nashrid alhóndiga on the Iberian peninsula, originally called Alhóndiga Gigida. Also supposedly the oldest Arabic monument. In this case, it has to compete to the Madraza palace. And the winner is:? Probably us, who can see both of them....More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank stinkwink
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We saw this after the nearby Capello Real and it has totally different architecture. It was a stop on the Silk Road apparently. Previously I hadn't known the Silk Road even reached Spain. Apparently it was spared destruction because of its usefulness as a marketplace....More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Response from Dalmik | Reviewed this property |
Please visit tickets . alhambra-patronato . es and you will find all information how to buy tickets in advance. Have on mind that tickets purchased in advance cannot be returned/changed. And children under 12 have free... More