Painted coffered Mudejar ceiling, 16th century, in the Knights Room or Salon de Caballeros in the Madrasa of Granada, a mosque school founded 1349 by the Nasrid King Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada, in El Albayzin, the medieval Moorish old town of Granada, Andalusia, Southern Spain. This room served as a meeting place for the aldermen of the city after the reconquest. The madrasa functioned as a university until 1499 and is now part of the University of Granada. From the 8th to the 15th centuries, Granada was under muslim rule and retains a distinctive Moorish heritage. Granada was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Painted coffered Mudejar ceiling, 16th century, in the Knights Room or Salon de Caballeros in the Madrasa of Granada, a mosque school founded 1349 by the Nasrid King Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada, in El Albayzin, the medieval Moorish old town of Granada, Andalusia, Southern Spain. This room served as a meeting place for the aldermen of the city after the reconquest. The madrasa functioned as a university until 1499 and is now part of the University of Granada. From the 8th to the 15th centuries,...
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