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La Madraza

Address: Calle Oficios, Granada, Spain
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Ranked #24 of 164 things to do in Granada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is worth a look if you enjoyed the detailed architecture at the Alhambra. The 20 minute guided tour was very interesting and I probably learnt more about the history of the city from that than I did on the rest of my trip! A well spent €2.

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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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545 reviews 545 reviews
284 attraction reviews
265 helpful votes 265 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
60 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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