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Al-Andalus, shown in orange, prior to the Reconquista

Throughout much of the Middle Ages parts of, when not all, of Spain was ruled by the Moors, Muslims from North Africa who brought with them a culture that has been preserved in Spain, notably through architecture.



  • 1 Cordoba. Cordoba became the capital of the Caliphate of Córdoba, which saw construction of grand Islamic architecture in the city. Many of the mosques were converted to churches after the Reconquista. Córdoba (Q5818) on Wikidata Córdoba, Spain on Wikipedia
  • 2 Granada. The Emirate of Granada was the last Islamic kingdom to fall in 1492, when Muhammad XII surrendered to Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon. Granada is home to the Alhambra and Generalife, arguably the most well known and beautiful examples of Spanish Islamic architecture. Granada (Q8810) on Wikidata Granada on Wikipedia

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