ARMCHAIR TRAVEL: MOORISH ARCHITECTURE
Tuesday 14 December 2021
In Al-Andalus, the Islamic kingdom on the Iberian Peninsula that lasted nearly 800 years, the ruling Muslims created some of the most spectacularly beautiful architecture ever seen in Western Europe. In 1492 the Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabel, brought this kingdom to an end, when they completed the Christian reconquest of Spain. This was the same year that they sent Columbus on his historic journey, triggering the Golden Age of Spain, and the distinctive style of Spanish art which then followed.
The talk will cover three of the most iconic examples of Moorish architecture – the Great Mosque of Cordoba, the Alcazar of Seville and the Alhambra of Granada.
Mr Ian Cockburn, a specialist in medieval Spanish art history and Dr Jacqueline Cockburn, a specialist in the Spanish Golden Age will lead the Moorish architecture trip in September 2022.
This event will be recorded and will be available to view on our website after the event.