The Moorish Classroom (786 - 1492 A.D.)


The ceiling is a reproduction of the ancient Moorish wooden ceiling in the University Church of Alkala de Heinares in Spain. The doorway is a reproduction of the famous  "Golden Gate" (Porta aurea) in Cordoba. It is flanked by four separate marble columns, with colourfully decorated capitals (reproductions of capitals in the Alhambra). A valuable prayer carpet graces the inside of the door. The walls are decorated with glazed painted clay tiling, similar to that in the famous Toledo Cathedral.