Travel Tales

20 Jun

In the Footsteps of the Moors

Having come from the area of today’s Morocco, Moors have left a lasting impact on Spanish architecture and the way of life. Powerful and benevolent rulers, they have turned 8th century Iberian Peninsula into a land of plenty. While the rest of Europe suffered from food shortages, Moors introduced an irrigation system to dry Spanish land and grew pomegranates, oranges, grapes, cotton and rice.

The architectural style that developed from Christians and Muslim living side by side for centuries is called Mudéjar style and can be seen today in Spain and Portugal.

 

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