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Corral del Carbón: Our most recommended tours and activities

Granada: Muslim Monuments Entrance Tickets

1. Granada: Muslim Monuments Entrance Tickets

Visit four Muslim heritage sites and discover what life was like in Granada in the Spanish-Muslim period. Explore these monuments at your own pace, with a self-guided experience. Enjoy entrance to El Bañuelo, one of the best-preserved Arab bathhouses in the region. Wander through the chambers where ritual and physical and bathing once took place. Continue to Corral del Carbón, an ancient traders’ market. Admire the architectural detail of the facade as you pass through the entryway. See the old grain depot, warehouse, and traveler’s hostel. Stop at Casa Morisca de Horno de Oro, a well-preserved Moorish house with views of the Alhambra. End with a visit to the Nasrid palace of Dar al-Horra Palace, to stroll the rooms of this former Sultan’s residence.

Granada: City Center, Cathedral, Capilla, and Madraza Tour

2. Granada: City Center, Cathedral, Capilla, and Madraza Tour

You will start in Plaza Nueva, admiring one of the constructions that changed the physiognomy of the city the most. You will also astonish yourself with the Real Chancillería, which was the highest court of appeal of the Corona de Castilla. Follow that, admire the Plaza Nueva, the church of Santa Ana, and the Pilar del Toro, each of them being a part of one of the most important places of today’s Granada. You will walk down the Darro riverbed to see the old Al-Funduq (Corral del Carbón), one of the few Muslim buildings of commercial use that are still preserved. Following that, stroll through its streets, visiting the old silk market where thousands of stalls will intoxicate your senses with their colors and smells. Later on you will visit the Madraza, founded by Yusuf I in 1349. You will then proceed to enter inside the Capilla Real, where the Reyes Católicos chose to be buried in order to leave a permanent reminder of the hard work they had to do to win this city back. Towards the latter end of your tour you will visit the cathedral, which began to be built by Emperor Charles V.

Granada: Alhambra Full Complex & Andalusi Monuments Tickets

3. Granada: Alhambra Full Complex & Andalusi Monuments Tickets

Embark on an adventure and buy this ticket that includes a Alhambra visit. See the Nasrid Palaces, Generalife and Alcazaba as well as monuments such as Bañuelo, Casa Morisca (Horno de Oro St.), Dar al-Horra Palace, Chapíz House and Zafra House. Marvel at the Alhambra and Albaicín that are now connected by Dobla de Oro. Enjoy a cultural and tourist itinerary that tries to inspire the narrow links between the oldest neighborhood of the city through the visit to six Muslim monuments.  Alhambra and Generalife are both recognized as UNESCO World Heritage.

Granada: Essential Must-Do Walking Tour

4. Granada: Essential Must-Do Walking Tour

Embark on a historical tour of Granada and learn how this beautiful city transformed from the Islamic period to the Christian period. The walking tour takes you through the streets of the historical city center to discover the town before and after the Islamic conquest. Start in the heart of the city, beside the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel. Later the tour enters the heart of the Albaycín, which is full of tea shops, churches, narrow streets, monuments, and many secrets. Your expert guide will describe the important historical facts of Granada, covering the Catholic Monarchs, Charles V, The Alhambra, the Moorish tragedy, the urban and water infrastructure, and The Cármenes of Granada.

Granada: Private UNESCO-Heritage Albaicin Walking Tour

5. Granada: Private UNESCO-Heritage Albaicin Walking Tour

Take an unforgettable walk through the knotted streets of the oldest city quarter of Granada, Albaicin. Feel the spirit of the past and find out about the medieval Moorish influence in the local architecture, cuisine, and culture. The Albaicin quarter was inhabited by the peasants of the last Moorish kingdom in western Europe. Learn about their strict daily routine of trade, hygiene, praying, and education, and the high level of development all of these aspects achieved during your tour. After meeting with your tour guide, your tour will begin by exploring Plaza de San Nicolas. This most popular look-out point of the city offers splendid views over the biggest tourist attraction of the city, the Alhambra. After spending 10 minutes taking in this captivating view, your tour will move on. The second site visited on your tour will be Dar al-Horra. This 14th-century Moorish palace is a hidden gem of your tour, and you will be given 25 minutes to explore its features. You will then stop at El Banuelo, which is one of the oldest monuments in the entire city, and was formerly a bathhouse. Following this, you will advance towards Alcaiceria, which is a medieval Moorish market place. Following the market place, stop off at Corral del Carbon, which is a 14th-century hotel. Towards the end of your tour, you will visit Casa de Zafra, which is a charismatic 14th-century Moorish house. After spending 25 minutes at this location, you will travel to the city center which will mark the conclusion of your tour.

Granada: Self-Guided City Exploration Smartphone Audio Tour

6. Granada: Self-Guided City Exploration Smartphone Audio Tour

Many visitors to Granada head straight to the awe-inspiring Alhambra, the fortified palace complex that rises above the skyline. But this vibrant and historic city has so much more to offer! Wandering through its cobbled squares, alleyways and viewpoints is the perfect way to soak up its rich 1,000-year history. On this walking tour, I’ll show you the beautiful fusion of Moorish, Renaissance and Baroque architecture that you’ll find all around you in Granada’s historical centre. You’ll start the tour in Plaza Bib-Rambla, right at the heart of the city, near the charming web of market lanes, the Alcaicería, located on the site of the former main bazaar. I’ll show you the striking building where charcoal was stored in the 1600s, the Corral del Carbón, and Plaza Isabel La Católica where you’ll see the statue of Isabella I of Castile meeting Christopher Columbus. From there, I’ll guide you through the maze of narrow streets in the Albaicín – the former Moorish quarter, and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll make your way to some of the city’s Renaissance-era highlights, including Granada’s Monasterio de San Jerónimo (St. Jerome Monastery), Catedral de Granada (the cathedral) and Capilla Real (the Royal Chapel) where Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon are buried. On our tour through this centuries-old city, you’ll also have an opportunity to: • Take in famous sites like El Bañuelo (the Arab baths), Puente del Aljibillo – the bridge that leads to the Alhambra – and the Palacio de la Madraza, built as a school of Koranic law in the 14th century • Stroll along Paseo de los Tristes, also known as the Promenade of the Sad People, and through squares like Plaza de la Trinidad and Plaza Nueva de Granada • Browse the food stalls at Granada’s central market, the Mercado de San Agustín • Soak up views of the Alhambra at Mirador Placeta de Carvajales • See one of the best-preserved Moorish houses, Casa de Zafra, and Casa Natal de Enrique Morente, the birthplace of flamenco singer Enrique Morente • Find out about Peña La Platería, the cultural association dedicated to the art of flamenco During the tour, you’ll also find out the answers to questions like: • What happens if you ring the bell on the Alhambra’s Torre de la Vela on the 2nd of January? • Why does the cathedral only have one tower and Emperor Charles V only have one arm? • Whose ghost haunts the Royal Chancery? • Why can’t you stroll through the city centre along the River Darro? Give yourself at least 75 minutes to get the most out of this tour, or linger a while at the sites, cafes or bars that take your fancy along the way. I’ll tell you about everything from Granada’s famous complimentary tapas, to playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, and a few of the most widespread misconceptions about aspects of Andalusian culture – including flamenco. And of course, there’ll be plenty of great photo opportunities!

Granada: Historic Center and Lower Albaicin Walking Tour

7. Granada: Historic Center and Lower Albaicin Walking Tour

Discover the most beautiful squares in the city and enter the lower part of the Albaicin neighborhood on this guided walking tour of Granada. Learn about the multicultural history of the city as you see monuments such as the Corral del Carbón, the Alcaiceria, and Plaza Bib Rambla. Meet your guide in the heart of the city, by the monument to the Catholic Kings, Ferdinand and Isabella. Learn about the fascinating history of Granada and its significant Islamic heritage, as well as the Reconquista which concluded in Granada in 1492. Stroll through the historic center with your guide and see historic buildings such as the Alcaiceria, Church of Saint Ana, the Royal High Court, the Giants Fountain in Plaza Bib Rambla, the Madraza, the Cathedral, the Royal Chancillería, and the Royal Jail. Explore the lower part of the Albaicin neighborhood, with its narrow charming streets which evoke memories of its Moorish past. Stop at a stunning viewpoint of the Alhambra, Granada's most famous landmark, to take spectacular photos.

Granada: City Center Private Tour

8. Granada: City Center Private Tour

Explore Granada and discover one of Spain's greatest and most historical cities full of cultural richness. Learn surprising anecdotes and incredible stories about its history and discover magnificent buildings of the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries. Get to know the most recommended tourist and cultural location in Andalusia on a private tour with an official guide, full of expertise in the history of this incredible city. Locate yourself in this beautiful city, get to know the best places, and receive useful recommendations during your visit.

Granada: Sherlock Holmes Smartphone App City Tour

9. Granada: Sherlock Holmes Smartphone App City Tour

Immerse yourself in the exciting world of Sherlock Holmes by collecting clues as part of a fun smartphone game. Solve the murder of a fictional character while exploring the famous sights of Granada like Catedral de Granada, Antiguo Convento del Carmen, and more. You will receive the download instructions after booking the tour. After downloading the game app take part in a unique adventure, full of brain teasers, puzzles, and lots of British humor. Become a high-class detective for a day and work alongside Sherlock Holmes. You can take your time to tackle the criminal case and stop to see the areas whenever you wish to. Restart the game anytime and have fun with your colleagues, friends, or family.  Whilst this game does not focus on interacting with your surroundings nor informing you about it, it is the perfect activity to explore this amazing city in a fun and interactive way. Get ready for a walk through the most beautiful places in the city.

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What people are saying about Corral del Carbón

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4.3 / 5

based on 418 reviews

our guide, M. Jesus, has been wonderful. He has informed and advised us correctly. very good and enjoyable experience, despite the three hours.

A very detailed tour that left us very impressed. Warmly Recommended ! A speciale thanks to our guide Javi and her food places recommendation!

Excellent toir and the young woman who served as a guide was very prepared and friendly.

Julio was a fantastic guide. A deepest knowledge about cathedral and related history.

The tour was very informative and interesting. Strongly recommended.