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Granada's First University

Fourteenth century scholars studied language, law, astronomy, mathematics, medicine and philosophy at La Madraza, a mosque school founded by Yusuf I, the sultan of Granada. Although the building was dramatically modified in the 18th century, you can still find traces of its original Arab architecture in the mirhab, a prayer niche, and in the wooden dome.

As you gaze upward, you'll notice that the dome is made up of small pieces of wood that create an intricate pattern. La Madraza also features a prayer room that's similar in style to the design of Alhambra, the city's ancient palace.

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