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New tour of Arab Madrid

The association Ahora Arquitectura has organized a tour called “Seeking the Marks Left Behind by Arab Madrid: The remains, vestiges and influences of Mayrit,” on Saturday, September 22.

September 18, 2018
The tour consists of a walk to discover Madrid’s Arab origins. Our city was founded in the mid-ninth century (at some time 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).

The tour, which will be guided by Óscar da Rocha and Patricia de Elena, will be given on Saturday, September 22 at 11:00 a.m. In order to take part, you must sign up in advance by calling telephone number 651 02 40 09 or by sending a message to The approximate duration of the tour is two and a half hours, and the price is 6 euros. The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 25. The meeting point is the Museo de San Isidro (at Plaza San Andrés 2). SOLD OUT
New tour of Arab Madrid