Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Enjoying England for a year!
  2. 2 Driving from Rome to Sorrento
  3. 3 gare de nord
  4. 4 Restaurants and sights in Puglia
  5. 5 Trip Report Les bons plans de Whathello
  6. 6 Holiday in Cilento Region
  7. 7 3 week Italy trip with 12 and 14 year old - 2017
  8. 8 Renting International Cars from USA
  9. 9 Help needed for Netherlands itinerary please
  10. 10 Trip Report My First Trip to Europe...
  11. 11 Looking for a car with a driver in Ireland
  12. 12 Avoid Viking River Cruises
  13. 13 Trip Report Family of 4, 2 Young Teens, 14 Nights, 4 Countries
  14. 14 Gracia Neighborhood in Barcelona Spain
  15. 15 Greece Itinerary
  16. 16 Trip Report The nieces take Bruce and Marija to Paris, Venice and London
  17. 17 Berlin/Prague/Vienna/Budapest
  18. 18 Rioja - Where to Stay the Night?
  19. 19 Barcelona Car rental return
  20. 20 Trip Report Paris, the Bernese Oberland, and Bavaria with 2 kids
  21. 21 Suicide bombing in Ansbach
  22. 22 All of Spain or something else..?
  23. 23 Advice to store my luggage in Paris ?
  24. 24 Madrid city centre?
  25. 25 Greece Experts
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Andalusia

Jump to last reply

Andalusia
A lot of things are called ‘Al’- in El Andalus or Andalusia as it is written in English: Alcazar, Alhambra; and all those words that the Arabs brought with them to Spain: for shop and a carpet as one might expect; but also meatball, bathrobe, basil, mayor and of course alphabet. And many more.
The main cities of the South all have fortresses, gardens and palaces from that era; and on bus journeys into the interior you can see Moorish castles on hills.
They must have loved the plentiful water, the shady trees and the often fertile fields of grain and olive bushes stretching into the distance. Better than back home.
They were gradually defeated by the Northern Christians who destroyed most of their mosques; or in the case of Cordoba converted them into churches. In 1453 Arabs did the same- but the other way round-in Istanbul when they converted the masterpiece of Christian art, the Hagia Sophia, to Islam.
The trip report continues on
http://andrewchum.blogspot.co.uk/

Advertisement