Hispanic Muslim Monuments

The corn merchants. It was a tank of grain, warehouse and travelers hostel

For your interest

  • Bañuelo

    The ritual of spiritual and physical cleansing. One of the best preserved public Arab baths of the peninsula.

  • Casa Horno de Oro

    The palace of the Axares district. The health and delight summarized in a courtyard.

  • Palacio de Dar al-horra

    Courtly residence of Sultana Aixa. A palace nestled in the heart of the Zirí city.

Corral del Carbón

The Alhóndiga Yidida (New Grain-Store) or Corral del Carbón (Coalyard), the name it was given after the Christian conquest when it was used as a hostelry for coal merchants, was built at the beginning of the 14th Century and is the only building of its kind that is preserved fully intact in Spain today. It is situated in the old medina area of Granada, near the Alcaicería (silk market) and the Great mosque. Alhóndigas were public buildings where merchants could stay and store their goods. The grain harvested in the neighbouring countryside was also brought here to be sold at auction. The most impressive feature of this building is its magnificent horseshoe arch entrance which is decorated with an inscription in praise of Allah, together with plant and geometric motifs. A double zaguán (foyer) leads into a large courtyard surrounded by three floors of galleries around which the rooms are arranged. In the centre of the courtyard there is a fountain with two spouts which according to tradition receives water from Granada’s two main rivers, the Darro and the Genil. 




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