Create a personalized day-by-day trip in moments


Today: 10:30am-1:30pm, 4:00pm-7:00pm
This Week
Sunday:11:00am-1:00pm, 4:00pm-7:00pm
Monday:10:30am-1:30pm, 4:00pm-7:00pm
Tuesday:10:30am-1:30pm, 4:00pm-7:00pm
Wednesday:10:30am-1:30pm, 4:00pm-7:00pm
Thursday:10:30am-1:30pm, 4:00pm-7:00pm
Friday:10:30am-1:30pm, 4:00pm-7:00pm
Saturday:10:30am-1:30pm, 4:00pm-7:00pm

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.

Open in Google Maps: Calle Oficios, Granada, Spain

More in Granada

Bar Casa Julio

Bar Casa Julio is a small, always crowded tapas bar located off Plaza Nueva. People don't come here... Read more

Hospital Real

The Royal Hospital of Granada was one of the first buildings commissioned by Catholic Monarchs,... Read more