Moorish architecture

Moorish architecture

Moorish architecture is a term used to describe the articulated Islamic architecture of North Africa and parts of Spain and Portugal where the Moors were dominant from 711-1492. The best surviving examples are La Mezquita in Cordoba and the Alhambra palace (mainly 1338-1390), and also the Giralda in 1184. Other notable examples include the ruined palace city of Medina Azahara (936-1010), the church (former mosque) San Cristo de la Luz in Toledo, the Aljafería in Saragossa and baths at for example Ronda and Alhama de Granada.

See also



  • Curl, James Stevens A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Second, Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860678-8.
  • Barrucand, Marianne; Bednorz, Achim Moorish Architecture in Andalusia. Taschen. ISBN 3-8228-2116-0.

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