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Origin of Cordoba courtyards

To answer the question we need to go back in time, to the ancient civilizations that settled in the past, such as the Babylonians, Egyptians, Greeks or Romans. Back then, houses were already arranged, as in this case, around a central courtyard, where the family...

20 Madrid Attractions You Need to Visit Before You Die

20 Madrid Attractions You Need to Visit Before You Die

20 Madrid Attractions You Need to Visit Before You Die © iteijeiro/Flickr Madrid skyline | © iteijeiro/Flickr JESSICA JONES Madrid might not have the status of Rome or Paris in terms of sights, but the Spanish capital is a pleasure to explore. From historical gems and...

Morocco Inland & Coast 14 days Tour

YOUR PROGRAM   Day 1 Casablanca   Upon arrival to Casablanca; the biggest city of the country, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you would be able to go for a visit to the GREAT MOSQUE HASSAN II where you will...

Halal Holidays in Morocco

Halal Holidays in Morocco

Halal Holidays in Morocco   Morocco is the up-and-coming destination for halal tourism. It offers a wide choice of halal-friendly accommodation in beach resorts, historic cities and mountain villages, great halal food and...

El germen del Renacimiento europeo está en Cordoba

No es hasta los siglos XIX y XX cuando historiadores y arabistas, a menudo foráneos, comienzan a destacar la importantísima dimensión cultural de la Córdoba omeya, «luz de Occidente», la mayor ciudad europea del momento. Un crisol de culturas y religiones que...

The Top 6 Reasons to Visit Spain

The Top 6 Reasons to Visit Spain

The Top 6 Reasons to Visit Spain By Halal Trip | 23, Dec, 2016 Among all the hot travel destinations in the world, Spain manages to come off right at the top because it is packed with splendid answers to ‘Why travel to Spain’. There are so many must-visit places in...

The Aljama of Madinat al-Zahra

On the terrace located in the east of the “High Garden” of Medina Azahara, the Aljama Mosque was built, which, due to its location (next to the palace but outside it) allowed to share the use of the building among the population of the city and the...

The roman city of “Corduba”

Corduba, that is, Roman Córdoba, was founded by General Claudio Marcelo between the years 169 BC and 152 BC, and he settled, as we will see in the section dedicated to urban planning, opposite the part of river Guadalquivir where it is no longer navigable. The...

Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen

Beautifully perched beneath the raw peaks of the Rif, Chefchaouen is one of the prettiest towns in Morocco, an artsy, blue-washed mountain village that feels like its own world. While tourism has definitely taken hold, the balance between ease and authenticity is just...

5 ideas for a road trip around Spain

5 ideas for a road trip around Spain

5 ideas for a cool road trip around Spain Planning a road trip to Spain? great idea! it is an excellent way to explore the country’s unique natural and cultural heritage as well as savor its delectable cuisine at every pit stop. Here are the best road trips through...

Tariq ibn Ziyad

Tariq ibn Ziyad

Tariq ibn Ziyad was a Muslim general who led the Islamic conquest of Visigothic Hispania in 711-718 A.D. He is considered to be one of the most important military commanders in Iberian history. Under the orders of the Umayyad Caliph Al-Walid I he led a large army from...

Visigoth kingdom

Visigoth kingdom

Visigoth kingdom One of the most important of the Germanic peoples, the Visigoths separated from the Ostrogoths in the 4th century AD, raided Roman territories repeatedly, and established great kingdoms in Gaul and Spain. Roman power in Spain collapsed during the 5th...

The Ummayad dynasty in al-Andalus

Reign of the Andalusian UmayyadsʿAbd al-Rahman IThe ascent of ʿAbd al-Raḥmān assured the survival of Muslim power in Spain. Confronted by the intrigues of the ʿAbbāsids, by the jealousy of the earlier Muslim settlers, who opposed his appointments, and by the uncertain...

The Muslim conquest of Spain

The Muslim conquest of Spain

Ummayad conquest of Hispania The Byzantine Empire, weakened by its wars with Persia and the alienation of its Coptic Christian and Jewish populations, lost Syria and Egypt between 636 and 640 to the nascent Ummayad Caliphate, which then invaded Libya. The Byzantines...

Follow the trace of Al-Andalus Legacy in these routes through Spain

Follow the trace of Al-Andalus Legacy in these routes through Spain

Our suggested route explores the heritage, history and culture of al-Andalus, the Islamic Andalusia of the 8th to 15th centuries. Follow these routes to marvel at unique sites like the Alhambra in Granada and the Great Mosque of Cordoba, and visit charming villages...

Choose Andalusia and get soaked the joy of southern Spain

Choose Andalusia and get soaked the joy of southern Spain

If you are looking for a few days rest by the sea, southern Spain has so much to offer you in Andalusia. Its coast, bathed by the Mediterranean sea and the Atlantic ocean, is famous for its miles long beaches. Discover pretty villages with white-washed houses and a bunch of cultural options and entertainment for relaxing.

Carmen de los Martires gardens

Carmen de los Martires gardens

Carmen de Los Martires The hidden gardens of Alhambra   Carmen de Los Martires is a 19th-century construction made up of a palace building and vast gardens; a French Baroque garden with a large pond, which has a statue of Neptune in the center and is surrounded...

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