Marischal College


Sector : Tourism
Category: Architecture
Selling Place : Mackie’s 19.2 – 7, Marischal Square, Broad Street, Aberdeen AB10 1BL

Marischal College was founded in 1593, becoming Aberdeen’s second university. King’s College had been founded in 1495. The two Colleges merged in 1860 to form the modern University of Aberdeen. Medicine and Law were taught at Marischal and Arts and Divinity at King’s College. Construction of the current Marischal College building began in the 1830s and a second phase was completed in 1906. This additional construction made it the second largest granite building in the world.