The medersa revolves around a large courtyard with a central pool for ablutions. The buildings are covered with an abundance of decorations: carved cedar wood, elegant stucco and colorful zellige tiles. Some elements of the medersa are remarkably similar to the Alhambra Palace in Granada, indicating that Andalusian artists were probably brought from Spain for the project. At the end of the courtyard is a large prayer room which contains the most elaborate decoration. The interior is covered with an abundance of patterns of pine cones and palm trees, which are used around the mihrab to create a three-dimensional appearance. Throughout the Madrasa, there are many Arabic inscriptions in stucco and zelliges, the most common being the invocation of bismillah: “In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful”. Above the central courtyard are the tiny windows of the tiny student dormitories. The rooms are arranged around small courtyards lined with fine wooden balustrades. Nearly 900 students have been housed here, and it’s hard to imagine how they all snuck in. Through the staircase in the entrance vestibule, visitors can explore all the rooms and enjoy beautiful views of the courtyard.