The Corral del Carbon dates back from 1336 and was originally a caravanserail where the merchants could store their goods before to export them, or, probably, sell them in the Alcaiceria market nearby.

Walking on Calle Reyes Catolicos, you can't help to notice the magnificient entrance door. The truth is that this door contrasts sharply with the very dry and functional courtyard. It is now home for several cultural associations, as well as the odd concert or cultural event.


After the conquest of the Christians, it lost its purpose slowly and eventually became a place where coal merchants would stock their merchandise.

A few details of the ceilings in the entrance door :