Monuments of Islamic culture amaze tourists
Alhambra, the Great Mosque in Cordoba, Reales Alcazares, Alcazaba are some of the most important monuments of the world’s cultural heritage built during the Muslim rule in Andalusia.
Andalusia is the southernmost and sunniest Spanish province and part of the Iberian peninsula that was under Muslim rule for eight centuries, leaving a mark on culture, architecture, lifestyle, and a language that differs from the standard Spanish language, and it is also called Andalusian speech or dialect.
Granada, Seville and Malaga are Andalusian cities that have been home to famous artists like Pablo Picasso, written by Ernest Hemingway in the novel
The Sun is Rising again.
The symbol of united Spain is considered to be Granada, and the symbol of this Andalusian city is certainly Alhambra or the Red Palace. It is a beautiful and romantic complex of monumental monuments of Islamic culture and one of the largest tourist attractions in Spain.
Built in the 13th century, Alhambra is one of the seven wonders of the world, and with unreal beauty, especially at sunset, it resembles the palaces described in
Thousand and One Nights,
a famous collection of short stories of Arabic and Persian literature.
One of the most important monuments of Islamic culture in Andalusia is the Great Abd al-Rahman Mosque in Cordoba, which was built in the 8th century and, like Alhambra, is on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
The complex with a total of 1,293 pillars was subsequently converted into the cathedral of Mezquita de Cordoba.
The largest and capital city of Andalusia is Seville, and its old city core is dominated by the Reales Alcazares, the Royal Palace. It was originally built in the 12th century, and later the complex was built, however, it remains a monument of Islamic culture in that part of Europe.
The UNESCO World Heritage List is listed as the oldest royal palace that continues to be used for this purpose, and the scene is complemented by beautiful pools in the yard depicting Moorish architecture.
Malaga is another Andalusian city whose main tourist attraction of the Alcazaba palace is also a significant monument of Islamic culture. The city rulers of the 11th century are located next to the ancient amphitheater that the Romans built centuries before the new era.