• Moorish Architecture: The Legacy of a Vanished Kingdom

  • Wed, 25-03-2020 at 19:45
  • Sue Townsend Theatre
    16 Upper Brown Street
    LE1 5TE Leicester
Moorish Architecture: The Legacy of a Vanished Kingdom - Sue Townsend Theatre - Leicester

The Alhambra of Granada, the Great Mosque of Cordoba and the Alcázar of Seville are the three most impressive monuments to the architectural creativity of the Moors in Spain, but there are many other examples worthy of mention too. The classical origins that influenced the Moorish style are less well-known, but fascinating to explore, as is the unique interior decorative style developed by the Moors, which gives their architecture its beauty and exotic appeal. This lecture provides a comprehensive introduction to the peninsula’s Moorish architecture.