The marble of Macael
in the world
Since a long time ago, Macael marble, it is considered a luxurious and majestic material that exceptionally withstands the passage of time, it has been used by ancient civilizations, going through the most important periods in our history to the present day.
Do you want to know that they have in common such important places as the Alhambra of Granada, town hall of Cartagena, the Central Library of Kansas or the Ralli museum of Israel? They all have a common denominator: Macael marble.
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Did you know that in Macael the stonemason’s trade is passed down from father to son, at least from the 10th century to the present day?
In the Prehistory, they were made idols and ornaments mainly carved on marble stones collected from the streams and they were part of the funerary troussuses.
In Roman times, the quarries were imperial property. From them, they extracted the whitest and highest quality marble for works such as the Roman Theater of Mérida, the mosaics in Itálica (Seville), the sculture of good sherpherd of Gador, the head of Vespasiano of Écija or the Mercury of the Museum of Sevilla.
But it doesn´t end there…In Arab times, Macael marble was frequently used in his civil and religious works. Floors, capitals, baths and columns of Medina Azahara; The Cordoba’s mosque; the Alcazaba of Almería or the Alhambra of Granada, within which it is worth highlighting the 124 columns with their different capitals and the fountain that gives its name to the Patio de los Leones. In addition, marble blocks were exported to Africa for use in multiple constructi
In the Modern Age, there was a resurgence in the marble extraction sector, this being the preferred material for the construction of cathedrals and other architectural monuments of the time.
Where did they used?
The most reprensentative works are: the Royal Chapel of the Catholic Monarchs, the Palace of Carlos V, the Cathedral of Granada, the Monastery of Escorial in Madrid, the Cathedral of Seville, the Cathedral of Almería, the Castillo del Marqués de los Vélez, currently exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of New York, the Royal Palace of Madrid or the Monument to the Coloraos of Almería.
Passion, innovation, creativity and design, together with the experience of its professionals, have made Macael and its marble currently have a significant presence both nationally and internationally
The beauty and uniqueness of this natural stone and the “know-how” of Macael artisans are reflected in recognized works worldwide.
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Innovation and creativity
Passion, innovation, creativity and design, together with the experience of its professionals, have made Macael and its marble currently have a significant presence both nationally and internationally. The beauty and uniqueness of this natural stone and the “know-how” of Macael artisans are reflected in recognized works such as: The Presidential Summer Palace in Russia, the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Indonesia, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami, the IZNK Mosaic in Dubai, the Kansas Central Library, the Ralli Museum in Caesarea (Israel), the Cap Estel Mansion-Hotel in Nice, the Euroma Shopping Center in Rome, the Silver City Hotel in Dongguan (China), the So Ouest Shopping Center in Paris, the Aker Offices in Oslo, the Le Yacht Complex in Casablanca, the Barda Museum in Azerbaijan, the Obelisk Fountain in Florida, the Barney’s building in Los Angeles, the Banus Charm Building or the Al-Riyad Palace of the Saudi royal house in Marbella , the replica of the Alhambra Palace in Riyadh, the Hilton Buenavista Hotel in Toledo, the Sorolla Center Hotel in Valencia, the Elba Carlota Hotel in Fuerteventura, the Nagari Hotel in Vigo, the Urban Hotel in Madrid, the Portobello Hotel in Roquetas de Mar, the Abama Hotel in Tenerife, the Sheraton Hotel in Bilbao, the Villa Padierna Hotel in Marbella , the Mare Nostrum Complex in Tenerife, the Cultural Memory Centre of Andalusia in Granada, the Islamic Centre of Malaga, the extension of the façade of the Headquarters of the Bank of Spain in Madrid, the rehabilitation of the Básilica del Cristo del Gran Poderin Seville or the Victoria Eugenia Theatre in San Sebastián, the restoration of the Church of Santa María in Mahón in Menorca , the Airports of Barcelona or Almeria, the Palace of Fairs and Congresses of Malaga, the City council of Cartagena, the Archive of the Indies in Seville, the Palace of Justice of Plasencia, the Fountain of the Sea in Adra, the Plaza Mayor of Huercal Overa, the Monument to the Virgin of Sorrows in Ayamonte or the Monument to the Constitution in Madrid , among many other works.