Madraza

Madraza

The Madraza was the first university in Granada, founded by Yusuf I in 1349, who gave the building all the Nasrid splendorous style.

There were relevant poets, philosophers, politicians, doctors, etc… among its students and teachers. For instance, Ibn al-Khatib or Ibn Zamrak, whose poems decorate the walls and fountains of the Alhambra.

Located in the heart of Granada, in Oficios Street, is the only Nasrid building that remains in this area, a very important area at that time since here was the main Mosque of Granada and the main bazaar: the Alcaicería.

The name Madrasah (Madraza in Spanish) comes from the Arabic word “medersa”, meaning Koranic school or college.