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La Madraza

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Address: Calle Oficios, Granada, Spain
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OK, but better things to do

Went to Madraza, which is near the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel, for a short tour. It is a small place with Moorish architecture. It has well preserved colors, which is the... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2014
Annacanna_70
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Dover, Delaware
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Dover, Delaware
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Went to Madraza, which is near the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel, for a short tour. It is a small place with Moorish architecture. It has well preserved colors, which is the only reason for going here, I would think. The tour guide spoke English, but was a little difficult for us to understand. We waited for about 15 minutes... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Just a few euros for a guided visit of the building. The mihrab is beautiful and provides insight in to what some of the rooms at the Alhambra looked like in the past. Due to being covered with plaster for a long time the original colours of the ceiling have been very well preserved.

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Keerbergen, Belgium
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The colors are better conserved than in the Alhambra . And we were guided by an excellent guide. All this for €2 and in the center of the town (in front of the Real capilla)

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Originally forming part of the university…in fact still used today! The Moorish architecture is beautiful and warrants quick visit and for only E2euro ! Friendly informative guide too

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Went to the Madraza on a recommendation. It's a beautiful and very old building with marvellous Moorish designs and a good guide who patiently explained things in Spanish and English. Well worth seeing.

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

this building was the old madrasa or university of muslim granada...it now is a small museum and has a hall on the upper floor which is used by the university of Granada...worth a visit as the entrance fee along with the guided tour is 2 Euro only...

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Gloucester
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

While walking around the cathedral, we came upon this gem. Guided tour by pleasant young man was very interesting showing varying uses of building which now includes a lecture theatre for the university. It will not take long to look around but it is recommended

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Only a few euro to enter & you get a nice little tour. If you are coming to Grenada to explore the moorish architecture then you cannot miss this place. The mosaics are beautiful and upstairs you can see the church additions. Cool history lesson!

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Small museum with more of the colours preserved in the wall decoration than the Alhambra, helped to imagine the former splendour of the palaces.

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Nottingham
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you enjoyed seeing the decorative moorish plasterwork and mouldings of the Palacio Nazaries/Casas Reales (at the Alhambra) this is a must. They have one room that still retains its original mouldings (every bit as good as those at The Alhambra) but with the original colours. The €2 entrance includes a short tour (15 mins) that also takes in a... More 

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