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Address: Calle Oficios, Granada, Spain
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A short stop, but well worth it!

This is the site of an old, 12th century madrasa that was an important seat of learning in Al Andalus. The colors in the archways were similar to those in the Alhambra but these... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Nice building with an impressive history. The interior has been redecorated several times since it was the moslem university.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is the site of an old, 12th century madrasa that was an important seat of learning in Al Andalus. The colors in the archways were similar to those in the Alhambra but these were well preserved, having been covered by paneling for hundreds of years. The gothic/renaissance ceiling upstairs is also well worth a look.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This recently renovated gem was a true surprise. It has been beautifully renovated, and parts of it have been better preserved than some of the Alhambra. The tour is inexpensive and lasts about 20 minutes. Well worth it.

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Granada, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It isn't often that you get a guided tour for 2 euros, but this is the entry price to the madraza and it was a pleasant surprise. While the tour may only be short, and there may only be three rooms to see, it is still excellent value for money and an interesting look into granadas history.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A must go place. Situated in front of the entrance of the Royal Chapel this old Arab university is definitely worth the 2 euros of entrance fee. It is included a guided tour of 10-15 minutes (don't worry about the time, they are always on and you won't have to wait more than 5 minutes), held in English or Spanish.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

A good add on to your visit. Only a couple of euros and the tour lasts for around 20 mins. Worth going to see the old study centre now university building.

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Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Well worth the 15 minute guided tour. Its directly across the street from the royal chapel. Its 2€ per person and comes with a guide to explain what your seeing. It's very interesting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Having spent a morning being jostled round the Alhambra & Generalife, we were delighted to find this building. For a very modest entrance fee, we got a guided tour all to ourselves, and the opportunity to savour & appreciate the exquisite Islamic decorations fully. It's a little off the beaten track, but what a find!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

La Madraza is a treasure! A fifteen minute guided tour of the three stunning rooms is very rewarding. The courtyard and entrance are fine examples of fifteenth century building, and then you enter the former Mosque with decorations like the Alhambra but in stunning color because they were covered up for several centuries. Followed by the beautiful Mudejar ceiling in... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

this is a relatively small building near the Catedral it has beautiful decoration it will only take like 30 minutes or less.

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Address: Calle Oficios, Granada, Spain
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Granada  >  Granada

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