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New tours of Islamic Madrid

The Center for Studies on Islamic Madrid (CEMI), which forms part of the Islamic Culture Foundation (FUNCI), has organized two tours of Arab Madrid on the dates of October 6 and 20. You can sign up now.

October 03, 2018
With the title:  “I was built upon waters, my walls made of fire.” These tours offer the chance to discover a historical, unknown Madrid through the marks and vestiges left behind that gave rise to the city. Madrid is, in fact, the only European capital to have been founded by Muslims in the ninth century. On these tours, we will get an overview of the legacy of the Madrid of Al-Andalus and the Mudéjar period still existing up to the modern day, revealing what everyday life was like back in medieval times. All of this information will be presented by specialists who will show us the remains of Islamic Madrid in a thorough but, at the same time, entertaining way.

The next available dates are:

- Saturday, October 6. Time: 5:00 p.m. Meeting point: Plaza de San Andrés (Museo de San Isidro)
- Saturday, October 20. Time: 10:00 a.m.30 a.m. Meeting point: Plaza de San Andrés (Museo San Isidro)
The guided tour has a price of €10 per person, or €8.50 for students. It includes civil liability insurance coverage. The tour lasts approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. You can sign up at:

Delve deep into the fortress city that Madrid became for 200 years, and learn about its Muslim past. Welcome to Mayrit!

New tours of Islamic Madrid