Qurtuba, Capital of Al-Andalus
From November 02, 2021 until November 21, 2021Check dates, times and entry conditions for each activity.
Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). Check dates, times and entry conditions for each activity.
Casa Árabe’s headquarters in Cordoba is signing onto this schedule of activities organized by the Cordoba City Council’s Department of Tourism and IMTUR (Cordoba’s Municipal Institute of Tourism). The activities will be taking place from November 2-21 in that city. Further information can be found here.
Casa Árabe’s participation will consist of:
- Guided tours of the exhibition “Retrospective: A decade of reacquainting with the Arab world,” on three Fridays: November 5, 12 and 19
- A guided tour of our headquarters, the Casa Mudéjar, on December 19,
- An educational tour called “Nisá al-Ándalus” (Women of Al-Andalus), given by Inmaculada Serrano on Sunday, November 21, the last day of the program
You can find detailed information on each activity on this website, and you can sign up here.
Guided tours of the exhibition “Retrospective: A decade of reacquainting with the Arab world”From November 05, 2021 until November 19, 20216:00 p.m.CORDOBACasa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). 6:00 p.m. In order to attend this event in person, you must sign up in advance. Mask use required.In Spanish.Within the framework of the program “Qurtuba: Capital of Al-Andalus,” we have arranged for these guided tours of show that has brought back works by over 60 artists originally shown at the exhibitions held by Casa Árabe over the last decade. They will be held on three Fridays: November 5, 12 and 19. You can sign up now.The tours will be given by Marcos de la Fuente, curator of the exhibition along with Javier Rosón. The capacity is limited to 15 people, and the use of masks is required at all times. You can sign up by clicking on one of the following dates:- Friday, November 5
- Friday, November 12- Friday, November 19 (WAITING LIST)
Guided tour of the Casa Mudéjar, our headquarters in CordobaNovember 19, 20217:30 p.m.CORDOBACasa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). 7:30 p.m. Prior registration required. Wearing of masks is required.Sign up by following this link (WAITING LIST)In Spanish.On Friday, November 19, we will be giving a guided tour of the inside of our headquarters in Cordoba, as part of the schedule of activities forming part of "Qurtuba: Capital of Al-Andalus." Sign up now to attend.This tour gives you the opportunity to get a first-hand look at a mixture of remains from the thirteenth century, with features from the Mudéjar, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque eras,all in a unique space that reflects admixture, diversity, multiculturalism and cultural encounters in the city of Cordoba.The Casa Mudéjar building consists of a set of five different houses linked together by corridors, passageways and stairwells, with four courtyards and a turret. The original building dates back to the fourteenth century, though most of the current structures are from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. It is located within the southern part of Cordoba’s Historical Center near the Mosque-Cathedral, within the area declared to be a World Heritage Site.The building’s ancient structure and layout remain intact, providing an important example of domestic manorial architecture that is purely Mudéjar in style. Formerly the dwellings of important families from Cordoba like the Venegas and the Córdobas, it still maintains a large number of its original architectural features despite the different uses given to the building across time: a palace, a home, the site of Cordoba’s Archeology Museum from 1923 to 1959, an ethnology museum planned in the eighties, and administrative and cultural offices in the nineties.Most notable are its fifteenth-century mural paintings, two-thirds of which are attributed to the painter Pedro Romana, and one of the finest examples of the scarce Mudéjar painting that has been left behind and found in the city. It is a recent finding which dates back to 1928, a time when the house was being prepared to house the Archeological Museum of Cordoba.
Educational tour: “Nisá al-Ándalus” (Women of Al-Andalus)November 21, 202111:00 a.m.CORDOBACasa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). 11:00 a.m. In order to attend this event in person, you must sign up in advance. Mask use required.Register by following this link (WAITING LIST)In Spanish.On Sunday, November 21, Professor Inmaculada Serrano will be giving this tour organized by Casa Árabe within the framework of the series of activities “Qurtuba: Capital of Al-Andalus. Sign up now before the workshop is full.On this tour, with the help of Professor Serrano, we will get a closer look at a series of key female figures in the history of Cordoba (and more specifically, from the ninth to the fifteenth centuries), and learn more about their social, cultural, political and economic contributions during the era of Al-Andalus. The goal is to highlight the important role played by women in different sectors of Cordoba society, talking about their life stories along with the inestimable legacy they left behind: “their steps towards equality.”During the tour, we will visit several spaces related with these women’s lives, many of which are emblematic sites forming part of our city’s historical heritage. They are all women who stood out as exceptional individuals: Lubna, Shifa, Ayab, Soraya, Muryán, Zayda, Subh Umm Wallad, Tarub, Aixa, Wallada. We will also learn more about several trades held exclusively by women, which were decisive in enriching the city of Cordoba in every realm of life: social, cultural, political, and so on. These women performed work as copyists, secretaries, musicians, singers, poets, seamstresses, weavers, and more.The tour will include places like Casa Árabe, the Rey Heredia Cultural Center (in the former Convent of Santa Clara), Calle Alfayatas, the Sabat Gate, the Caliph’s Baths and the Statue of Lovers at the Campo Santo de los Mártires.