Moorish Architecture

First introduced to Spain 1,300 years ago, striking Moorish architecture continues to influence the designs of today. Characteristic elements include muqarnas, horseshoe arches, voussoirs, domes, crenellated arches, lancet arches, ogee arches, courtyards, and decorative tile work. The best surviving historical examples of Moorish  architecture in Spain dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries are La Mezquita, the Roman Catholic Cathedral and former Mosque in Cordoba, and the Alhambra Palace in Granada. 

This entry was published on June 13, 2011 at 6:33 am and is filed under Architecture, Spain. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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