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Torre de Santa María. Calatayud

Torre de Santa María. Calatayud



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One of the striking symbols of the Zaragozan countryside is the proliferation of delicate Mudejar towers, which stand upon the horizon as material witnesses to coexistence in times gone by.

The Christian conquest did not signal the disappearance of Andalusi culture from the Mid-Valley Ebro as, under the patronage of the monarchs, many Muslims continued to live in communities called Mudejar, where they maintained their religion and customs. In their number were those who specialised in architectural work and these placed their knowledge at the behest of the new authorities.

In this way a new artistic expression developed, adapting concepts, forms and work systems with their roots in Islam to the needs of Christian buildings and the fashions of succeeding ages. The Aljafería royal palace in Zaragoza and the work on its expansion served as a source of inspiration to a great number of civil and religious buildings: in particular in the Somontano in Moncayo in Tarazona which is the Mudejar capital par excellence and on the banks of the Ebro in places such as Alagón and Utebo and their southern tributaries.

Between the XIII and XVII centuries, unique constructions were developed, amongst which feature the must-visit fortified churches of Torralba de Ribota and Tobed and the towers in minaret form in Aniñón and Calatayud. In addition, one can observe the rich decorative language based on the combination of brick, plaster, wood and ceramics.

Its beauty and majesty as well as its position as a living record of a time of cross-cultural encounters, were recognised by UNESCO when, in 2001, Aragonese Mudejar art in its totality was established as a World Heritage site

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Middle Ages: Romanesque and Cistercian


Jewish Spain


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