Palacio de la Madraza, Granada

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    Palacio de la Madraza

    by draguza Written Jul 1, 2013

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    During opening hours you can walk in here freely to see the magnificent old Muslim prayer hall with its beautifully decorated prayer niche, or mirhab. It has undergone so many architectural changes it's hard to believe it was once a Moorish-style university and school of Islamic studies founded by sultan Yusuf I in 1349. Famous graduates include the poet Ibn Zamrak. The original façade was made of marble and inscribed in Arabic with scientific and philisophical theories. The main mosque was next door, now the cathedral and the surrounding area was the market place, or Alcaicería. The Catholic Monarchs turned it into the Town Hall in 1500. Its now part of the university's literature faculty and also houses a Fine Arts Academy where there are occasional exhibitions. Admission: free

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    Palacio de la Madraza

    by Carmela71 Updated Feb 27, 2004

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    Another interesting Arab building just in front of the Capilla Real, not as known as the Alhambra.

    It was a Coran school and it is under renovations at the moment

    Lets head down the street and turn left to visit the Zoco.

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    by arlequin_g Updated Jul 27, 2003

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    Near "Capilla Real", in the same street, you'll find this building. It was a theology Coranic school in the XIV century. Like all the muslim buildings it was also reformed by the Catholic Monarchs. Enter and see the nice yard and the backgroud room with its nice decoration. The entrance is free.
    From Monday to Friday : 8-22

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