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La Madraza

Calle Oficios, Granada, Spain
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Ranked #19 of 112 Attractions in Granada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Melbourne, Australia
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282 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
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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18 helpful votes 18 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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60 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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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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Zagreb, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Visit to Madraza was short. The guided tour lasted 15 minutes, we have seen two rooms, one that is from moorish times (and really stunning) and one with 16th century wooden ceiling. With other sights in Granada with such rich historical and cultural value, this was a bit disappointing for me. And the price of 2,50 euros is too much... More

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Univ. of Granada owns this building, a former Moorish school. We did not learn about the history of this function in our tour, although you get to see gorgeous rooms and hear how this architectural gem compares to Alhambra. Cheap, quick tour near the Cathedral downtown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Even tough it is not very big and the guided tour will last 10 to 15 minutes. It is really a must see in Granada. The greatly restored prayer room is beautiful as well as the upper chambers. Perhaps a wise idea to visit before seeing the overwhelming Alhambra itself.

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