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The Mezquita of Cordoba

Europe is full of magnificent churches, cathedrals, and other religious structures. But few are as unusual as the famed Mezquita of Cordoba in the region of Andalucia. Begun at the end of the 8th century while Spain was under Moorish rule, it continued to evolve long after the Reconquest in 1236 AD. The result is […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 7, 2019 Category : Andalucia Our World Cities Comments :
The Alhambra in Andalucia, Spain

During the centuries the Moors ruled most of Spain, including Andalucia, they built numerous palaces and fortresses in the style of their original country (Morocco, hence the name Moor). But no example is more magnificent than the Alhambra citadel in Granada. The series of palaces and gardens, including the famed Generalife at the base outside, […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 7, 2019 Category : Andalucia Our World Cities Comments :
The Alcazaba of Malaga – Andalucia, Spain

From an Arab word meaning ‘fortress’, the Alcazaba is no mere castle. Unlike some of the interesting but fairly plain examples in England, this defensive structure is also an architectural marvel. Situated on one of the many high hills near Malaga in the Andalucian region of Spain, it was constructed over a period of several […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 6, 2019 Category : Andalucia Our World Cities Comments :
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