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Spainís Islamic centuries (AD 711-1492) left a particularly rich heritage of exotic and beautiful palaces, mosques, minarets and fortresses in Andalusia, which was always the heartland of Al-Andalus (as the Muslim- ruled areas of the Iberian Peninsula were known). These buildings make Andalusia visually unique in Europe and have to be classed as its greatest architectural gloror centuries.y. Nor is the legacy of the Islamic era just a matter of the big, eye-catching monuments: after the Christian reconquest of Andalucia (1227-1492), many Islamic buildings were simply repurposed for Christian ends. This decoration I found in Barcelona shows how Islamic architecture influenced Spain.

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