Madrasa of Granada

Granada, Spain

Madrasa of Granada


The Madrasa of Granada (Spanish: Madraza de Granada) also known as the Palacio de la Madraza or the Madrasa Yusufiyya (Arabic: المدرسة اليوسفية), is a historic building and former madrasa in Granada, Spain. It was founded in 1349 by the Nasrid monarch Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada. The building is currently part of the University of Granada and is the seat of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de Nuestra Señora de las Angustias ("Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Our Lady of Sorrows").

It is located on the street now known as Calle Oficios. The madrasa was built at the heart of the city, near the main mosque (now the site of the Granada Cathedral) and the Alcaicería, then the elite bazaar where silk, gold, linen and other cloth were traded.

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