I’ve talked about our Hotel in Granada already, but it just keeps providing. Hotel La Polvora (the gunpowder) is a truly superb place, from it’s owner and genial and hardworking staff, to its perfected interior. One of the things that makes the interior so excellent is the traditional tile-work throughout newly remodeled the building. Here’s a sample:
The thing is, La Polvora is both a hotel and a tile (ladrillo) factory, located in the back. Here are a set of tiles they make, each of which is stunning, and on display somewhere in the hotel.
They use a cold press method for tilemaking in which cement powder, water and color are combined in a form that is then squished by a tremendous pneumatic jack. We got a tour of the facilities in the back and were allowed to try our hands at making a tile, too!