This building takes its name, “El pósito”, from the Latin word (the Arab versions are “almudí” and “alhóndiga”), meaning a silo where grain was stored for periods of scarcity to ensure supplies for the poor. It was also used as a corn exchange for buying and selling this commodity and other goods.
Located on Calle Matadero, the building dates from the 16th century and is rectangular in shape, a typical example of the town’s civic architecture. It is made of masonry with limestone ashlars at the corners and around the windows. The doors we see today are the original ones, with ashlars forming the lintels. A coat-of-arms featuring a tower and two rampant lions adorns the corner of the building
In the 20th century the building housed a school for boys and girls and nowadays it is one large open room used for multiple purposes.