Following the Footsteps of Arab Madrid: The remains, vestiges and influences of Mayrit
Ahora Arquitectura will be giving a tour of Arab Madrid on February 25.
February 01, 2017
A walk on foot to discover Madrid’s Arab origins. Our city was founded in the mid-ninth century (sometime between the years 853 and 865) by Emir Mohamed I of Cordoba as a military settlement, and it remained under Muslim rule until it was conquered by King Alfonso VI of Castile in 1085. Still in existence from those two centuries are various remains of the original walled city area (in Parque Mohamed I and the Plaza de la Armería), in addition to certain vestiges distributed throughout the environs of the Almudena Cathedral (at Calle Bailén, 12) and in the Plaza de Oriente (Torre de los Huesos). This medieval tour, which includes a visit to the Museum of San Isidro, also explains the Arab legacy existing in the later Mudéjar style architecture (Church of San Nicolás, Church of San Pedro and Torre de los Lujanes).
Next tour: Saturday, February 25 at 11:00 a.m.
Approximate duration: about two and a half hours.
Number of persons attending: no more than 25
Starting point: Entrance to the Museo San Isidro, at Plaza San Andrés 2.
Guides: Óscar da Rocha, Sandra Hernández, Pablo Rivera and Patricia de Elena.
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